Monday State Sports Briefs: UWM track teams sweep Horizon League meetWisconsin Sports
-- The UW-Milwaukee men’s-and-women’s outdoor track teams swept the Horizon League Championships for the second year in a row.
INDIANAPOLIS - The UW-Milwaukee men’s-and-women’s outdoor track teams swept the Horizon League Championships for the second year in a row.
The Panther men took their eight consecutive title yesterday in Indianapolis. The Milwaukee women earned their second straight crown – but not until the final event, when they won the 1600-meter relay. Pete Corfeld of Milwaukee was named the men’s-and-women’s coach-of-the-year. But the Panthers received only one other individual honor. Ben Crogan was named the Outstanding Performer for Field Events. The junior took second in the pole vault, and second in the decathlon.
The Milwaukee Admirals stayed alive in the American Hockey League playoffs with a 5-4 overtime home win over Houston last night. Kelsey Wilson scored the game-winner 61 seconds into the extra period. The second-round West Division finals are now tied at three games apiece. The seventh-and-deciding game will be played tomorrow night at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center. Houston ended an 11-game winning streak in playoff overtime games despite out-shooting the Admirals 33-23 in Game-Six. Ryan Thang had four assists for Milwaukee. They blew a 3-nothing lead, and they trailed by one when Chris Mueller tied the game with 4:44 left in regulation.
The University of Wisconsin softball team lost at Purdue yesterday, 4-3 in nine innings. The Badgers blew a 3-0 lead, then rallied to force extra innings. Lindsey Rains singled home the winning run, as the Boilermakers improved to 7-6-1 in the Big Ten and 29-15-2 overall. Wisconsin is now 0-4 in extra inning contests. Cassandra Darrah took the loss, as the Badgers fell to 7-11 in the conference and 28-23 overall.
UW-Green Bay closed out its season with an 11-5 home win at Youngstown State. The Phoenix recovered from a 3-0 deficit, and they scored all 11 of their runs in the fifth-inning. Alli Rivera hit the game-winner with a two-run homer. Green Bay ended the year 10-13 in the Horizon League and 24-22 overall.
Grinnell won two doubles titles’ on the final day of the Midwest Conference men’s tennis tournament in Madison. The Pioneers from Iowa took the Numbers-one-and-three flights. Lake Forest won the Number-two flight. Grinnell had won the team championship on Friday. Saint Norbert and Carroll were the top Wisconsin teams, tying for third.
Marian University of Indiana and Mars Hill College won the team titles yesterday at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships in the Madison area. Marian was won its second Division-One omnium crown with the help of Kaitlin Antonneau of Racine, who won her criterium event. Mars Hill won the Division-Two championship.