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Sat. Wrap: Women win, men fall in basketball, hockey

Sat. Wrap: Women win, men fall in basketball, hockey

No. 10-ranked St. Thomas recorded the program's 50th consecutive victory over an MIAC opponent with Saturday's 77-31 defeat of St. Olaf in Northfield.

The Tommies (21-2 overall, 16-0 MIAC) play Wednesday at St. Mary's and is home Feb. 17 to play second-place St. Ben's. They also have won 14 in a row this season, 28 road games in a row, and 32 consecutive February contests.

Lucia Renikoff led UST with 14 points, and Kaia Porter scored 12 off the bench. UST sank 11 treys and had only nine turnovers.


Men's Basketball

Ryan Boll scored a game-high 18 points along with five assists and five boards, but the visiting Tommies had a tough day on the glass and lost 66-57 to second-place St. Olaf.

The Tommies (13-10 overall, 11-7 MIAC) are among three teams fighting for the last two playoff spots with Carleton and Gustavus. UST is home for its last two games -- Wednesday vs. St. Mary's and Saturday vs. first-place St. John's.

St. Olaf grabbed 16 offensive rebounds en route to a 45-28 advantage on the boards. UST also went 0-for-4 at the foul line as they fell to 5-9 on the road this season.

Michael Hannon added 12 for the Tommies, who never led. UST forged a 23-23 tie, but the Oles closed the first half on a 13-3 run. The Toms never got closer than four in the second half.

Since losing 84-75 four weeks ago at St. Thomas, the Oles (18-5, 14-4) have won nine in a row.


Men's Tennis

St. Thomas opened its 2018 men's tennis season with Saturday's 9-0 road win over St. Norbert in DePere, Wis. The Toms also scored a 9-0 victory over Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Senior Ben Wait won a three-set battle at first singles against St. Norbert, 6-7, 6-3, 10-5, and combined with Erich Nuss to win 8-4 at first doubles.


UST Men def. Milwaukee School of Engineering 9-0


#1.) Ben Wait (UST) def. Ryan Runke (MSEO) 6-0, 6-3

#2.) Sterling Sibley (UST) def. Curt Norton (MSEO) 6-2, 6-0

#3.) Nick Vossen (UST) def. Brad Phoenix (MSEO) 6-1, 6-0

#4.) Erich Nuss (UST) def. Connor Splingaire (MSEO) 6-1, 6-2

#5.) James Paradisin (UST) def. Michael Korbert (MSEO) 6-1, 6-0

#6.) Zach LeVene (UST) def.  Bryan Roob (MSEO) 6-0, 6-3



#1.) Erich Nuss & Ben Wait (UST) def. Ryan Runke & Brad Phoenix (MSEO) 8-1

#2.) Sterling Sibley & Nick Vossen (UST) def. Curt Norton & Michael Korbert (MSEO) 8-3

#3.) Zach LeVene & Jordan Schenck (UST) def. Connor Splingaire & Bryan Roob (MSEO) 8-2


Saturday, February 10, 2018

UST Men def. St. Norbert College 9-0


#1.) Ben Wait (UST) def. Ben Vande Zande (SNC) 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 10-5

#2.) Sterling Sibley (UST) def. Johnny Zanotti (SNC) 6-3, 6-0

#3.) Nick Vossen (UST) def. Robbie Quinlan (SNC) 6-2, 6-4

#4.) Erich Nuss (UST) def. Jordan Crump (SNC) 6-1, 6-2

#5.) James Paradisin (UST) def. Matt LaViolette (SNC) 6-2, 6-4

#6.) Zach LeVene (UST) def. Alex Vandenburg (SNC) 6-1, 6-0



#1.) Erich Nuss & Ben Wait (UST) def. Ben Vande Zande & Robbie Quinlan (SNC) 8-4

#2.) Sterling Sibley & Nick Vossen (UST) def. Zach Simonet & Johnny Zanotti (SNC) 8-3

#3.) James Paradisin & Jordan Schenck (UST) def. Joe Oleniczak & Alex Vandenburg (SNC) 9-8 (7-4)




Women's Hockey

Senior Kaylee Druk contributed two goals and one assist and No. 10-ranked St. Thomas outshot St. Ben's 47-11 en route to a 6-1 win in St. Cloud. That let the Toms sweep the weekend series.

Rachel Werdin, Alyssa Wallace, Allison Borgstrom and Erika Bjorkman scored the other UST goals.

St. Thomas (15-3-5 overall, 11-1-4 MIAC) has a 14-game MIAC unbeaten streak (10-0-4). That includes five consecutive wins over the last 15 days with a 34-7 margin of victory.

The second-place Tommies finish the season next weekend with two games against first-place Hamline -- Friday night in downtown St. Paul and Saturday afternoon in Mendota Heights. The Toms can win the MIAC title outright with two wins, or win or share the championship with a win and a tie against the Pipers.


Men's Hockey

St. John's never trailed and pulled off another 4-1 win over St. Thomas Saturday night in Mendota Heights for a key weekend sweep. The Johnnies won by an identical score Friday night on home ice in St. Cloud

The Tommies (16-8-1 overall, 9-4-1 MIAC), who outshot the Johnnies 25-20, dropped into second place in the conference, with two games to play.

SJU (30 points) plays two against Gustavus; UST (28) plays two against Hamline; and Augsburg (27) plays two at Concordia.

Derek Olmschenk scored the lone Tommie goal.