Martin got his first collegiate win in goal as the Blugolds defeated UW-Stout 3-2 Saturday for their first win of the season. Martin was solid between the pipes as he made 21 saves against the Blue Devils. He has a .913 save percentage on the year and is now 1-0 on the season.
Card recorded the best finishes for Eau Claire on Saturday, placing second twice, as the Blugolds competed against St. Cloud State University and UW-Stevens Point. Card raced to second in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke competitions with respective times of 59.91 and 2:14.18.
McMullen played a big role in helping the Blugolds tie Bethel University in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon. She had an unassisted power play goal from center ice to help the Blugolds pull ahead in the third period before Bethel was able to come back with a goal and force the game into overtime.
While the Blugolds split conference games this week, Walker and the rest of the Blugold defense held both teams to single-digit shot totals. Wednesday a UW-Stout, the Blue Devils finished with only eight shots while UW-Whitewater had just nine on Saturday.
The Blugolds split conference games this week but Richter played a key role in a 3-2 win at UW-Stout on Wednesday. Richter scored the Blugolds’ final two goals, including the eventual game-winner, in the second half against the Blue Devils to give the Blugolds a 3-1 lead. Stout scored later in the match but the Blugolds held on for the win.
Dorvinen led the Eau Claire effort, picking up three wins, as the Blugolds defeated UW-Stevens Point for the first time since the 1997-98 season while falling to St. Cloud State University on Saturday. Dorvinen raced to victory in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:12.45 and the 400-yard individual medley in just 4:44.06. She also beat her challengers by a full 15 seconds in the 1,000-yard freestyle event with a final time of 10:50.28.
Slinger contributed in every statistical category en route to a 3-0 week for the Blugolds and a share of their second consecutive WIAC title. In addition to a 13-kill, .417 performance Wednesday against UMAC co-champion Northwestern College, Slinger had 10 kills with no errors against UW-La Crosse on Friday and 16 kills and five block assists against UW-Platteville on Saturday. For the week, Slinger led the Blugolds in kills (39) and blocks (11).