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Six Falcons earn WIAC athlete of the week honors

October 18, 2012

Six Falcons earned WIAC athlete of the week honors for their efforts in helping their respective teams.

Tennis

Tennis players Makayla Newberry and Hannah Klimek picked up two wins last week and were named the WIAC doubles Team of the Week, according to league Sports Information Director Matt Stanek.

The Falcon No. 3 team won both WIAC matches they played last week. They defeated a UW-Stout team, 8-2, and the pair beat a previously undefeated UW-Whitewater doubles team, 9-8 (7-4), to give the Falcons their only point in the match against the undefeated Warhawks.
The team has a 6-3 record in doubles play this year, including 5-1 in matches against WIAC teams.

The Falcons will play in the WIAC Tournament this weekend in Madison.  Play starts at 12:40 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

Soccer

Falcon soccer players Alyssa Manor and Cassie Stang were named the WIAC soccer Players of the Week, according to league Sports Information Director Matt Stanek.

Manor and Stang helped the Falcons beat two ranked opponents last week. The Falcons took a 2-1 win over No. 9 ranked St. Scholastica and a 1-0 win over No. 5 ranked Eau Claire.

Manor had the assist on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win against Eau Claire at Ramer Field. Against St. Scholastica, she scored the game-winner in a 2-1 victory at Ramer Field. Manor is second on the team in scoring with five goals and 14 points. She has scored at least one point in three of the team’s last four games.

Stang spearheaded strong Falcon efforts in the two wins. She scored the game-winning goal with about four minutes to play in the 1-0 win over Eau Claire. Against St. Scholastica, she had the assist on the game-winning goal in the 2-1 Falcon triumph. Stang is the team’s leading scorer with a team-best eight goals and 18 points. She has scored at least one point in five straight games and has scored at least one point in four of the team’s five WIAC games this year.

The Falcons will return to action on Oct. 20 as they take on UW-La Crosse at home. The match begins at 1 p.m.

Football

Falcon football players Alex Adams and Robbie Flom have been named WIAC Players of the Week according to league Sports Information Director Matt Stanek.

The Falcons beat UW-Stevens Point, 26-15, at Ramer Field.

Adams helped the Falcon defense limit the Pointers to 180 yards of total offense. Adams intercepted three passes in the contest. His first interception came at the Falcon 14 in the first quarter to stop a Pointer drive. The second came early in the third quarter and Adams returned it 17 yards to the UWSP 46. The final interception came on UWSP’s final drive of the game. Adams made three solo and four total tackles in the contest and was credited with half a sack for a loss of four yards. This year Adams has 26 solo and 33 total tackles. The safety leads the team with five interceptions and six pass break ups. He has also recovered a fumble and forced a fumble.

Flom helped turn the game’s momentum to the Falcons with a spectacular kick off return. After UWSP took a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, Flom returned the ensuing kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown to tie the game. The Falcons went on to score the game’s next 19 points to secure the win. Flom, also the team’s starter at one of the cornerback spots, had four tackles and an interception he returned 15 yards in the contest. He also broke up one pass. This year Flom has returned eight kick offs for a 29.8 per return average. He has made 32 solo and 37 total tackles and has also forced a fumble, broken up five passes and intercepted one pass.

The Falcons will play at UW-Platteville on Oct. 20 with kick off set for 3 p.m. at  Pioneer Stadium.

Information from UWRF Sports Information