EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - Five UW-Eau Claire Athletics teams were in action today, three at home and two on the road.
Women's Cross Country
UW-Oshkosh AAE Invitational - 20th of 42
Running without top athlete Lucy Ramquist, the women's cross country team stumbled to a 20th-place finish Saturday at the UW-Oshkosh AAE Invitational at Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne. The Blugolds were without a frontrunner, and a strong pack in the middle wasn't quite enough to sneak up in placement. Kelsey Jaeger finished 78th in a time of 22:41 over the course of 6,000 meters to lead the team.
Men's Cross Country
UW-Oshkosh AAE Invitational - 3rd of 45
With an opportunity to make a huge statement against No. 1 North Central (Ill.), the third-ranked men's cross country team saw firsthand it still has work to do to take down the Cardinals. The Blugolds finished third with 140 points Saturday at the UW-Oshkosh AAE Invitational at Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne. North Central won the meet with 36 points. Eau Claire finished ahead of NCAA Division II Augustana College (S.D.), a team ranked eighth in the latest Division II national poll. As he's done all year, Josh Thorson got out in the front of the race and held on for a top-5 finish. Saturday, he came in fifth place in a time of 24:44 over the course of 8,000 meters.
UW-Oshkosh 1, UW-Eau Claire 0
The women's soccer team outshot UW-Oshkosh 8-4 in the first half but was unable to score a goal as the Blugolds fell to the Titans 1-0 here today at Bollinger Field. For the game Oshkosh outshot Eau Claire 12-10. Eau Claire held a 6-0 corner kick advantage but was whistled for 12 penalties compared to eight by Oshkosh.
UW-Whitewater 52, UW-Eau Claire 3
While the football team turned the ball over on its first three possessions and No. 1-ranked UW-Whitewater came away with only 10 points, the Blugolds were never able to recover and ended up falling 52-3 at Carson Park today. Whitewater finished the game with 403 yards of total offense while the Blugolds had 195. Both teams struggled with penalties, each recording seven.
Millikin Univ. (Ill.) 3, UW-Eau
Claire 1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 25-15)
UW-Eau Claire 3, St. Scholastica (Minn.) 0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-17)
The women's volleyball team started the day with the loss, then bounced back to finish with a victory, ending its own Fall Classic with a 3-1 record in the McPhee Physical Education Center. In the opener against No. 21-ranked Millikin University (Ill.), the Blugolds fell 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 25-15) but then took down the College of St. Scholastica (Minn.) 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-17) to end the day. Katrina Raskie was named to the All-Tournament Team.