Craggs averaged 14.5 points and six rebounds in two games this week against conference opponents. He scored 12 points and tied for a team-high eight rebounds Wednesday against UW-Superior. Saturday facing 13th-ranked UW-Whitewater, he finished with 17 points and again tied for a team high with four rebounds. He also completed the week with three steals and an assist.
In two games this weekend, Stephenson made 61 saves as the Blugolds won against two conference opponents to take over first place in the NCHA. Friday night against second-ranked St. Norbert College, Stephenson stopped 40 shots as the Blugolds defeated the Green Knights 3-0. It was just the second time in history the Blugolds shutout St. Norbert and was the first time the Green Knights didn’t scored a goal in nearly a year. Saturday at UW-Stevens Point, Stephenson made 21 saves and the Blugolds went on to win 3-2. The victory was Stephenson’s 40th career win, tying for first in school history for most wins in a career with Tom Johnson (1980-84). It was also his 14th win of the season, one behind a school record for most wins in a season.
Strom was runner-up in three events this weekend as the Blugolds competed at UW-Whitewater. In the 500-yard freestyle, he took second with a time of 4:57.22 and competed five minutes after the freestyle in the 200-yard breaststroke, a race he was runner-up with a time of 2:17.96. He also took second in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:15.58.
Lewis led the Blugolds in scoring twice this week as they faced two WIAC opponents. Against UW-Superior on Wednesday, she tied for a career-high 20 points to lead the game. She also tied for a team-best six rebounds. Facing UW-Whitewater on Wednesday, she led the Blugolds with nine points and tied for a team-high two assists. For the week, she averaged 14.5 points and four rebounds, while coming away with two assists and two steals.
Fehler highlighted the Blugolds’ time at UW-Stout’s Warren Bowlus Open on Saturday as she took first place in the long jump. She won the event with a leap of 5.22 meters (17-01.5), the only jumper to surpass 17 feet on the day.
Behnke went 2-1 in Whitewater this weekend as he competed at 141 pounds in three dual meets. Friday night in a conference dual against the Warhawks, Behnke narrowly lost 5-3, ending a 12-match winning streak. He bounced back Saturday and picked up two wins as he pinned his opponent from North Central College (Ill.) in 2:25 and followed with another pin in 1:32 over his opponent from Manchester University (Ind.). He is now 26-6 on the season and has won 22 of his past 24 matches.
Fair won two events while leading off a runner-up 400-yard freestyle relay team at UW-Whitewater on Saturday. Fair took first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.52 seconds and also won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.41 seconds. The Blugolds came in second place in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:45.57, less than two seconds behind the top team.