Football - Defense: Jimmy Hall, Defensive Line, 6-4, 268, Junior, Howards Grove, Wis.Hall played an important role on defense this weekend as the Blugolds beat UW-La Crosse 31-21. He finished the game with four tackles, including two and a half sacks for a loss of 21 yards. One of his sacks came late in the fourth quarter on a 4th-and-10 play, giving the Blugolds the ball back. Another sack, late in the third quarter, pushed the Eagles back eight yards and the following play La Crosse attempted a field goal from 49 yards out but it came up short.
Football - Special Teams: David Goodman, Wide Receiver, 6-1, 182, Senior, Neenah, Wis.Goodman blocked a punt and also caught a pass on a fake punt to help the Blugolds convert in a 31-21 win at UW-La Crosse on Saturday. In the first quarter with the Eagles on their own 34, Goodman blocked a punt that Eau Claire’s Mitch Olson recovered and the Blugolds scored a touchdown on the very next drive. In the fourth quarter with the score 24-21, Goodman caught a nine-yard pass on a fake punt to give the Blugolds a first down. A few plays later, the Blugolds scored their final touchdown of the game.
Men's Cross Country - Aaron Easker, Junior, Eland, Wis./Wittenberg-BirnamwoodEasker led the Blugolds to a fourth place finish out of 25 teams at UW-La Crosse’s Jim Drews Invitational on Saturday. Despite having his shoe partially dislodged from the heel of his foot at the one and a half mile mark and finally loosing it completely at the four-mile mark, Easker was able to move up throughout the race and finished the 8,000-meter course with a time of 25:42.6. He was the fourth collegiate finisher, second from Division III and the top WIAC finisher in the field.
Women's Swimming - Sara Eggebrecht, Junior, Abbotsford, Wis./ColbyEggebrecht was part of two first place finishes Friday as the Blugolds opened the season again Minnesota State University-Mankato. She led off the winning 400-yard medley relay team and also took the top spot in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:17.06. Eggebrecht also took fifth in the 200-yard freestyle.