Platteville ends La Crosse jinx

La Crosse, Wis., had been a dry town for the

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

football team since 1980.

But Lee Vlasak and a stiff Pioneer defense ended the drought


Vlasak rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns and the Pioneers

held the Eagles without a touchdown for the first time since 1973

while trampling UW-La Crosse, 21-6, at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The victory was Platteville’s first in La Crosse in 30 years.

Nick Anderson (a sharp 15-for-21 passing for 154 yards) hit Jeff

Bracken for a 20-yard second-quarter score that gave Platteville a

7-3 lead. Vlasak reached the end zone on TD runs of 45 and 4 yards

in the second half, giving the converted wide receiver seven scores

in the last two weeks.

Nick Snyder sacked La Crosse quarterback Nick Anker three times

as the Pioneers (4-2, 2-1) stayed in WIAC title contention.

La Crosse fell to 1-5, 1-2.

Dubuque 35, Simpson 7 – At Chalmers Field: Wyatt Hanus and

DeMacus Fleming conspired to get the Spartans back on track and

executed the plan to a T.

A terrific Hanus threw for 283 yards and two touchdowns, hitting

Fleming on scores of 32 and 23 yards as the Spartans (3-4, 2-3 Iowa

Conference) routed the Storm (1-6, 1-4) before 2,850 fans on


Hanus connected on 25 of 32 passes, while Fleming caught seven

passes for 146 yards. Albert Hightower got to Storm quarterback

Taylor Nelson for 21/2 sacks.



Dubuque 3, Buena Vista 0 – Nick McDonald banked home a pair of

rebound goals and Cory Winkler found the net as the IIAC co-leading

Spartans (12-2, 5-0) kept rolling.

Loras 2, Coe 0 – At the Rock Bowl: Tom Strumpf and Andy Filipiak

scored as the Duhawks (9-6, 4-1) buried the Kohawks (7-6-1, 2-3).

Coe managed just one shot on goal.

Grand View 2, Clarke 0 – At Wahlert Field: Luis Heiter Piffer

and Noel Medina beat Charlie Fast and a sweltering Grand View

defense held the Crusaders (6-7-1, 3-4-1 Midwest Collegiate

Conference) to one shot on goal in Clarke’s shutout loss.

UW-Platteville 1, UW-Superior 0 – At Platteville, Wis.: Brandon

Chmiel rifled home his fourth goal off a B.J. Gottschlich feed in

the 25th minute, lifting the Pioneers (8-6-1, 2-2 WIAC) to




Loras 1, Coe 0 – At the Rock Bowl: Katie Chambers’ 18th-minute

netter off a Jessica Kern assist was all the offense an unbeatable

Duhawk defense would need to keep NCAA Division III No. 7-ranked

Loras (14-1, 5-0) flying atop the Iowa Conference.

Dubuque 7, Buena Vista 1 – At Storm Lake, Iowa: Not to be

outdone, the Spartans (9-4-2, 5-0) kept pace with the Duhawks

behind an explosive offensive performance anchored by Sara

Fassbinder and Ashly Hamilton, who drilled home two goals


Sidney Rangel scored and set up two scores for Dubuque.

Clarke 1, Grand View 0 – Morgan Sullivan scored at 17:56 and an

untouchable Kaylee Steen (four saves) delivered in net for the

Crusaders (10-4-1, 6-2 MCC).

UW-Platteville 11, UW-Superior 0 – At Platteville, Wis.: Jessica

Butler assaulted the Yellowjacket net for four goals and Anna

Strasser scored twice as the Pioneers (10-6-1, 3-3-1) blitzed the

WIAC last-place Yellowjackets (2-12, 0-5).


Loras wins Rhodes tourney – At Memphis, Tenn.: The Duhawks

(22-7) finished off a 4-0 run to the Rhodes Fall Break Classic with

sweeps of Wisconsin Lutheran and Greensboro.

Clarke splits at Lindenwood Invite – At St. Charles, Mo.: The

Crusaders (18-11) swept Trevecca Nazarene to finish the tourney



UW-Platteville’s Klein runs 2nd at Jim Drews Invite – At West

Salem, Wis.: The Pioneers’ Patrick Klein covered the 8,000-meter

Maple Grove Country Club course in 24:37 to claim victory over the

488-runner field with teammate Jason Garvens (24:38) shadowing him

in the Pioneer men’s solid second-place showing at the 10-team


Only NCAA Division I Minnesota was faster than Platteville.