UMM Women Take Second MidCountry Bank Classic 18 Apr 17

ST. PAUL – For the second week in a row, Minnesota Morris women’s track and field athlete Hannah Goemann was named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Women’s Track Athlete of the Week.

Goemann keeps moving up the conference and national rankings in the 800-meter dash. Last Saturday at the Lee Krough Invite in St. Peter, the senior placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.21. She was the only NCAA Division III runner among the top 11 places in the event. Her time is currently best in the UMAC and ranks 36th nationally.

Goemann and the Cougars compete Saturday at the Holst Invite hosted by Concordia-St. Paul.

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Morris men’s and women’s tennis teams returned to the courts Monday for conference tilts with North Central and Northwestern in St. Paul.

The women came close to gaining their first team win of the season, but fell just short in losing to North Central, 5-4. At No. 1 singles, Emily Johnson took her match in straight sets over Madalyn Meetz, 6-4, 6-0. Also winning in straights was Mackenzie Burris at No. 2 singles as she defeated Esther Leung, 6-3, 6-0. Hanna Gasaway went extras to get her first win of the season. After splitting the first two sets at 6-2 against Linnea Matson, she claimed the tiebreaker, 10-7.

In doubles, Kelsey Fisher and Abby Van Kempen claimed victory in their match at No. 2 doubles with an 8-5 win over Jalia Cappelli and Sierra Hunter.

Later, Northwestern topped the Cougars, 9-0. The men’s team also fell to Northwestern, 9-0.

MAPLE PLAIN – After a successful fall season, the Minnesota Morris women’s golf team hit the links for the first time this spring Monday at the MidCountry Bank Classic at Pioneer Creek Golf Club in Maple Plain.

With six full UMAC teams participating, the Cougars placed second with a team score of 379. St. Scholastica won the team crown with a 362. UW-Superior placed third with a 391. The Cougars’ 379 team round surpassed their best round of 380 from the fall (third round of UMAC Championship).

Three Cougar golfers placed among the top 10 with Kelsey Wattenhofer having the low UMM round of the day with a 91 to place sixth. Katelyn Foster was right behind in seventh place with a 92. Joy Stephansen had her personal collegiate best round with a 97 to place ninth.

Rounding out the Cougar field were Allison Bot with carded a 99 to finish in a tie for 11th and Meghan Foley who shot a 105 to place in a tie for 18th.

The Cougars are scheduled to finish their spring campaign Thursday at the MLC Invite in North Mankato.