The Pointers participated in the
third annual “Playing for a Cause”
campaign, in which Wisconsin
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
teams select a cause and bring
awareness to the campus and those
attending a home game.
The Pointers selected America’s
VetDogs, a not-for-profit organization
founded in 2003. The organization
gives disabled veterans easy access to
America’s VetDogs received
donations at the front gate before
game time. A tent was set up along
the sidelines for anyone to purchase
clothing apparel and treats.
A raffle contest was also held,
as four prize packages were given
away at half time. All the proceeds
benefited America’s VetDogs.
After starting the season 0-4-2,the Women’s Soccer team quickly
managed to turn things around.
Going 3-1 in their next four games.
The Pointers were looking to gain
some ground in the WIAC when
they hosted UW-Eau Claire at the
Point Soccer Bowl on Saturday, Eau Claire entered the matchup 3-3-3.
a few key
injuries, Head Coach Megan Schmidt
explained how an opportunity
opened up for the younger players.
“We had new players who
have never started before, starting,”
At game time, the rain was lightly
falling and the puddles came into
play throughout the game.The Pointers got on the board
first with Emily Dietrich scoring in
the 19th minute of the first half.
The Blugolds would retaliate by
scoring later in the first half, only to
have the lead taken away again by
Julian Ross’s goal.
She was assisted
by Sarah Vitale
and together they
brought the score
to 2-1 Pointers.
the Pointers were
as the defense was showing positive signs and the
offense was getting shots on goal.
UW-Eau Claire tied the game
in the 22nd minute. This would
be enough to send the game into
UW-Eau Claire secured the win
just two minutes into overtime,
earning the come from behind victory.Despite the loss, the Pointers
made big steps in this game.
“Altogether we played as a team.
We had a few defensive breakdowns
but overall this game was a big step
for us,” said senior Carly Falk. Falk
is a key player on defense and was
named First Team-All WIAC in the
It was a challenging game, but
Schmidt saw good effort out of her
“I was really pleased with the
way we played,” Schmidt said.
The Pointers are preparing for
UW-Oshkosh, who will enter the
matchup ranked second in the WIAC.
“Oshkosh is a team similar to Eau
Claire in terms of competitiveness,”
Schmidt said. “It’s going to be
scoring and being ready to play hard
To receive more information on
America’s VetDogs, go to vetdogs.