As the Blugolds split wins this week, Craggs averaged 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Thursday in a 56-49 win over UW-Oshkosh, Craggs was second on the team with 12 points and tied for second on the team with seven rebounds. At UW-River Falls on Saturday, where the Blugolds fell just short 76-71, Craggs was second on the team again with 16 points while leading the Blugolds with nine rebounds. For the week, he also had four assists and four steals.
Singer scored three goals this weekend to help guide the Blugolds to two wins and at least a share of the NCHA title, the first in program history. Friday, he scored the Blugolds’ opening goal at 4:13 in the first period and the Blugolds went on to win the game 4-3, giving the Blugolds their first WIAC title in program history. Saturday, he again scored the game’s first goal at 5:59 in the first period and scored what eventually proved to be the game-winner at 5:42 in the third period as the Blugolds beat UW-River Falls 3-2. For the season, he has 16 goals and 12 assists for 28 points.
Competing at the Pointer Invitational at UW-Stevens Point this weekend, Steen won two events. He took first in the shot put with a distance of 16.62 meters (54-6.5), more than five feet in front of the rest of the field, and won the weight throw with a toss of 15.95 meters (52-4).
Competing at the Pointer Invitational at UW-Stevens Point this weekend, Dennis won one event while he was also part of a second place finish. He took first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.39 seconds, the second fastest time in the conference and fifth best in the nation so far this year. He also helped the Blugolds to a second-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:25.11.
Vande Linde went 1-3 this weekend in two competitions as the Blugolds opened the spring season Saturday. While he fell at No. 1 singles and doubles to Coe College (Iowa) to start the day, he bounced back against Principia College (Ill.) as he and partner Joe Meier won 8-4 at No. 1 doubles. He also played a close No. 1 singles match but came up just short 4-6, 6-0, 10-8.
Playing in two games this week, Sahr came away with a career-high 23 points Saturday at UW-River Falls. While the Falcons led by 12 points with five minutes left in the first half, over the final five minutes, the Blugolds used a 15-2 run to get back into the game. Sahr came up big for Eau Claire in that stretch and scored eight straight to end the half, which gave the Blugolds a 32-31 lead headed into the break. But River Falls came back to win the game 61-53. Coming into Saturday’s game, Sahr had 37 points playing in 16 games while he scored a total of 19 points playing in 13 games last season. Against UW-Oshkosh, a game the Blugolds lost, Sahr finished with one rebound as she played four minutes. For the week, she had two assists while averaging 11.5 points and two rebounds per game. She was 8-for-17 from the floor, including 4-for-9 from beyond the arc, and went 3-for-3 from the free throw line.
Competing on the uneven bars and balance beam in two meets against conference opponents this week, McCamey helped the Blugolds to a split. In a contest against UW-Stout on Tuesday, she took second on the balance beam with a 9.450 and was seventh on the uneven bars with an 8.925 as the Blugolds defeated the Blue Devils. Saturday at UW-Whitewater, she was again second on the balance beam, this time with a season-high 9.500, and took sixth on the uneven bars.
Cookson scored two goals and picked up one assist Friday as the Blugolds fell 6-3 at the College of St. Scholastica (Minn.). She assisted on the Blugolds’ opening goal and then scored a goal at 13:37 in the second period. Early in the third period, she got another goal which tied the game up at 3-3. But the Blugolds gave up three unanswered goals as the came up short. Saturday as the Blugolds tied the Saints 0-0 in overtime, Cookson started the game and finished with two shots.
Competing at the Pointer Invitational at UW-Stevens Point this weekend, Weigel won the pentathlon with 3,070 points, the third best mark in the WIAC so far this year. She won two out of five events, the 60-meter hurdles and shot put, while taking second in two other events and third in another.
Competing at the Pointer Invitational at UW-Stevens Point this weekend, Sjostrom won the one-mile run while taking second in the 800-meter run. She won the mile with a time of 5:06.03, almost five seconds in front of the rest of the field, and was the second best time in the conference this season. She was second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:24.07.
Behnke led the Blugolds this weekend at Wheaton College’s Pete Willson Invitational. He finished in sixth place at 141 pounds. Behnke had four wins at the invite as he finished with a 4-3 record. He went 4-2 and advanced to the fifth place match Saturday, but came up just short to his opponent 4-3 to take sixth.