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Nobel Prize winner speaks on campus

By Alex Johnson News Editor

Welcoming Nobel Prize winner David Gross to the UW-La Crosse campus, students and staff packed into Skogen Auditorium in Centennial this past Thurs. to learn about theories and inner workings in the realm of physics. Before the presentation began, a reception was held in the Hall of Nations with refreshments and snacks, allowing a more personal conversation time for professors and interested students with Gross. After winning the Nobel Prize in 2004 for his theories on particle physics and string theory, Gross is helping to pioneer the landscape of modern physics. Before his Nobel Prize work, Gross received his undergraduate degree from University of California- Santa Barbara and went on to earn his doctorate from University of California- Berkeley in 1966. Throughout his career, Gross has learned and theorized

“Within atoms, there are forces only just discovered within the last 50 years or so.” Dr. David Gross, Ph.D. 2004 Nobel Prize Winner various notions on the nature of physics. Eventually working as the, now former, Director for Theoretical Physics at UC- Santa

Barbara, Gross and two undergraduates began to compose their ideas on atoms and the small, yet powerful, forces within them. “Within atoms, there are forces only just discovered within the last 50 years or so,” Gross discussed in his lecture entitled The Frontiers of Fundamental Physics. “Three of these are electromagnetism, strong nuclear forces and weak nuclear forces.” Gross also went into detail about

“I feel as though these lectures really give UW-L a sense of pride and inspiration because they offer the students a chance to really connect with real professionals and creators in the world.” Bridgette Klinkosh UW-L Senior the history of particles, atoms and their importance to science as a whole. “It all began with the science of elementary particle physics,” he said. “The discovery and understanding of the basic building blocks of matter.” Mentioning Thomas Rutherford’s discovery of the Nucleus in 1911, Gross described the process of Alpha particles and how Rutherford used the human eye to test his theories. “Rutherford used a simple process, really. Him and his colleagues sat in a pitch-black room for a few hours at a time until their

eyes adjusted. In the middle of their setup was a piece of golden foil. Then, they would shoot the Alpha particles at the gold piece, and every so often they could see a particle shooting off, allowing them to mark their calculations,” he explained. The lecture concluded with Gross discussing the future of physics as a whole and whether or not humans can comprehend all of the questions they are asking. “’Can the Earth and humans go on forever?’ we ask ourselves. Science has no answer for that yet and possibly never will,” Gross concluded. The Frontiers of

“‘Can the Earth and humans go on forever?’ we ask ourselves. Science has no answer for that yet and possibly never will.” Dr. David Gross, Ph.D. 2004 Nobel Prize Winner Fundamental Physics was a part of the Distinguished Lecture Series on campus, a

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series of high profile talks to generate interest in the outlets UW-L provides. One student, Senior Bridgette Klinkosh reflected on the power of community through lecture. “I feel as though these lectures really give UW-L a sense of pride and inspiration because they offer the students a chance to really connect with real professionals and creators in the world,” she stated. Gross continues to develop and test new theories in Santa Barbara, California while living with his wife and stepdaughter.

New department celebrates independence By Stephanie Koss Senior Reporter

The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology celebrated the opening of their new department at an open house on Thurs., Sept. 24, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the Archaeology Center and Laboratories. Open house attendees were able to tour the new department and see artifacts found during the recent archeological digs in Europe. The archaeology major program has been offered at UW-La Crosse since 1992. Since then, the archaeology and anthropology departments at UW-L have been housed in the joint Department of Sociology and Archaeology. However, due to substantial differences in the two fields, there had always been talk of moving archaeology and anthropology into its own department separate from sociology. “With the Growth, Quality, and Access Initiative, new faculty members were added to both the sociology and archaeology programs, and we determined collectively, at the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year, that we could advance our programmatic goals more efficiently and serve our students’ needs more effectively as separate academic departments,” said department chair and archaeology professor, Timothy McAndrews. McAndrews also stated that he is most 231 & 232 Cartwright Center 1725 State Street La Crosse, WI 54601

excited for the types of students that this new department will draw to UW-L. “Our program is already recognized as

“With the Growth, Quality, and Access Initiative, new faculty members were added to both the sociology and archaeology programs, and we determined collectively, at the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year, that we could advance our programmatic goals more efficiently.” Timothy McAndrews Archaelology Professor one of, if not the best, program of its kind in the country. Now, as the only Department of Archaeology and Anthropology in the world, we believe our academic programs will be a draw for even more students,” he said. The new department has eight fulltime faculty members and approximately 100 students majoring in archaeology. The department also includes two minors, anthropology and archaeology studies. It is one of the only comprehensive undergraduate degree programs of archaeology in the country. In addition to the faculty’s excitement for the new department, many of the students majoring in archaeology and anthropology

are excited for what the new department will bring to UW-L. “Although we are now a separate department, we continue to partner with other departments to enrich our learning, and possibility exists of hiring more professors with different areas of expertise or viewpoints. The combination of archaeology and anthropology really creates a well-rounded learning experience,” said sophomore archaeology major Maddy Younce. Younce also commented on the benefits that the separation will have on her area of study. “Splitting from sociology gives archaeology a chance to really develop its own identity in itself and the overall campus community as well as making decisions to

“Our program is already recognized as one of, if not the best, program of its kind in the country. ” Timothy McAndrews Archaelology Professor benefit our department without having to worry about another. It allows more room to grow for each newly developed department,” she explained. McAndrews added that their faculty

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already stands out, saying, “We have an outstanding faculty of active teacher-

“Splitting from sociology gives archaeology a chance to really develop its own identity in itself and the overall campus community as well as making decisions to benefit our department without having to worry about another.” Maddy Younce UW-L Sophomore scholars with ongoing archaeological and ethnographic research projects in the United States, South America, Egypt, Hispañola, Kenya, Tanzania, Eastern Europe and Hmong America. This allows us to bring our own research experiences into every class we teach, and it provides us a means of mentoring our students in research endeavors within our research programs.” Interested in majoring in archaeology or anthropology at UW-L? Contact Department Chair and Professor Tim McAndrews at tmcandrews@uwlax.edu for more information.

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Don’t hesitate, vaccinate!

By Elena Montanye Copy Editor

College students have a lot going through their minds every day. When is my next assignment due? Have I paid rent yet? Should I go out or stay in? Do I have time to buy groceries tonight? With all of the immediate concerns we have to think about, most of us don’t spend much time considering one increasingly relevant question: Should I vaccinate my future children? The vaccine debate has swept the nation, and it’s not going away any time soon. The media is constantly feeding us testimonials from doctors, parents, children, teachers and anyone else with vocal chords and an opinion. At the unripe ages of 18 to 22, most of us aren’t yet troubled with the daunting task of choosing whether or not to vaccinate our kids. To a lot of us, it probably doesn’t even seem like that big of a deal. We’re all relatively confident that little Khaleesi and Abel won’t get smallpox, polio, diphtheria, tetanus or yellow fever. After all, we’ve lived a great two decades and managed to remain life-threatening disease free.

“1,464,000 parents would have lost a child had they not chosen to vaccinate them. That parent could be you.” Why wouldn’t our kids? Because we were vaccinated. Or, at the very

least, roughly 92% of our classmates and people we interacted with were. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) stated that between 1994 and 2014, vaccinations saved an estimated 732,000 lives. That means that 1,464,000 parents would have lost a child had they not chosen to vaccinate them. That parent could be you. Of course, as in any case, there is a flip side to that statistic. About 4,500 children had seriously adverse reactions to vaccines. These could have been allergic reactions, seizures, comas, autism or a variety of other disorders. And yes, those cases are travesties. Of course no one wants to find themselves in that situation, but is refusing to vaccinate your child the best way to face that fear? The answer is in the numbers. Just a tiny fraction of vaccinated children experience long-term trauma compared to those whose lives are saved. Believing that your child’s life was saved because you chose not to have them vaccinated is, frankly, a little preposterous. Vaccines obviously exist for the individual, but above that, they exist for the herd. For the common good of everyone, including parents who didn’t vaccinate their kids. Those children are still indirectly protected by vaccinations because they’re surrounded by people who have been vaccinated and therefore won’t be spreading around diseases for unvaccinated kids to catch. There are clearly folks on Team No Vaccine who are extremely persuasive in their arguments, but we need to start being careful who we’re listening to and why. The most persuasive isn’t always the most knowledgeable; they’re just the best at playing the convincing game. In a lot of ways, our species has

agriculture business. • Get excited about all the new shows that are coming back to television. Fall’s the season for you to wonder if all of your most beloved characters will last the season. • One word. Football. Is there really anything else that I need to say? • Take a break from the world. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the season.

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With the arrival of a new school year, the UW-L community is abuzz and the streets are filled with many of our fellow classmates. Amid all the excitement I have noticed the sidewalks and yards surrounding campus become increasingly cluttered with empty beer cans and broken glass. Not only is this unpleasing to the eye, it’s also a hazard for pets or small children around these areas. As a current student, I understand the ease of leaving a can on a yard or tossing something in an alley. However, I challenge all of us

to create a cleaner campus and make the surrounding areas a place to be proud of and that we can show off to the many visitors of UW-L each year. Reducing the litter and waste outdoors will make for a healthier environment and reduce potentially dangerous situations. Working together we can make strides to make our campus look great. -Ben Wunderlich, UW-L Junior

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“Just a tiny fraction of vaccinated children experience long-term trauma compared to those whoe lives are saved . ” numbers around all day (literally, because there are that many stats in my favor. But I digress), but someone will still make the call to not vaccinate their child. Which is why it might be worth college students’ time to put some thought into this now. I’m not a doctor, so I can’t spew ethos all over campus and convince everyone to vaccinate their kids. But I am a college student, and I know a bit about what comes of procrastination. When we avoid problems, problems don’t get solved. When we’re unsure, we hesitate and hesitate and hesitate until we’ve waited too long to take action and our indecisiveness has made the decision for us. I urge people to take a good hard look at this issue and really take a stance. It’s not too early. Your conscious, purposeful decision, whatever it may be, could be the difference between attending your future child’s graduation and attending their funeral.

By Ellie Brown Viewpoint Editor

Wisconsinites, and fellow Minnesotans and Illinoisans attending school here, have become increasingly aware of Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, who recently dropped out of the presidential race after only two months. His infamous budget cuts to the UW school system raised a lot of outcry. Despite this, Walker also received praises from supporters, leading him to pursue this campaign in next years’ presidential race. On July 13, Walker announced his bid to become the country’s next president. Fear raced into the hearts of Liberals everywhere while hope and happiness surged in Republican supporters. Locals knew his dodgy past, including a recall where he just barely kept his position, beating politician Tom Barrett by only 7% in the polls. The recall followed the Wisconsin 10 Act, which all but disestablished collective bargaining rights for unions.

“Does his past show whether Walker stands for the people of America?” Personally, I find myself admiring Walker’s tenacity in office. He’s shown a lot of determination, especially in light of the constant stream of criticism aimed at him. That being said, does his past show whether Walker stands for the people of America? He’s a college dropout of Marquette University, and perhaps because of this, sees the school system with a jaded perspective. Not much is known about why he dropped out, especially since he did so during his senior year with little to no reason known to the public. It seems a little bit on the sketchy side. Walker’s reasoning for massive budget cuts to the Wisconsin school systems shows his lack of support for the next generation of working people. He’s shown passion for the

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gotten to where we are today because of vaccines, and it strikes me as careless and a bit naïve to walk away from scientific, historical and statistical proof. However, there will always be people who feel otherwise. There will always be someone who knew someone who knew someone whose child developed autism after a vaccination. I could throw

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working person, in regards to his support of the right-to-work, but this support seems to be aimed only at laborers. His aims seem to be to even out the disparity of college educated citizens and laborers without four year degrees. While a balance is needed in the economy, stripping away the much needed financial support for educational institutions isn’t an efficient way to do so. It effectively causes less university hopefuls to be able to go to school, instead pushing them directly into the workforce. Many of these jobs do not have adequate pay or benefits, let alone provide satisfaction to those working them. Instead of supporting the university school system, Walker instead proposed giving $250

“He’s shown passion for the working person [...] but this support seems to be aimed at only laborers. ” million of taxpayers’ money to build a new Milwaukee Bucks Stadium. While it is possible that the stadium could help revitalize the team and build economic stability, the Bucks were the worst team in the NBA in 2014. There’s also been a lot of talk about relocation, which would render Walker’s support null. There are a variety of other factors that Walker doesn’t support, including women’s rights, civil rights and certain environmental issues in regards to energy sources. Despite this, everyone is entitled to their own opinion on whether Walker has been successful as the Wisconsin governor. However, there’s no denying that his success obviously just wasn’t enough, and there is no possibility of Scott Walker being the next United States president.

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Androgyny

Exploring UW-L’s newest art gallery exhibition The large photographs invite the audience to stare, to question and to judge, which is what happens all too often in real life. However, the most critical component of the exhibit

By Emily Hilby Staff Reporter

Running from Sept. 18 to October 3, Lois Bielefeld’s art exhibit, entitled Androgyny, is one you don’t want to miss. Located in the Center for the Arts (CFA), the on-campus art gallery is host to this powerful display that explores the theme of gender identity. Beautifully demonstrated through photographic portraits and even an installation, Androgyny challenges societal constructions of gender norms and celebrates gender expression.

There are counts of young children saying, “A lot of times people ask me if I’m a girl or a boy because of the clothes that I wear, the shoes that I wear and my haircut, and wearing these clothes, like they’re comfortable, and that’s why I wear them.” The subjects of this display are people who cover a wide range on the gender spectrum. Some identify as androgynous, androgyny being defined as having the characteristics or nature of both male and female, and other subjects are transgender individuals who identify as either male or female but are continuously mis-gendered. Some of the subjects don’t identify as either androgynous or transgender, but society has wrongfully pegged them as such.

“Part of it was fun, but part of it was this endless search for: who am I?”

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is yet to come: the installment. Once the viewer looks around the gallery, they are welcomed to step into a physical bathroom stall. Inside, they are able to listen to the actual stories of the subjects whose photos they just saw. The subject’s experiences, inner thoughts and feelings are vulnerable to anyone who chooses to step inside and hear what is beyond the photo and beyond the surface. Suddenly, the exhibit comes to life, and the people in the portraits become so much more than just subjects. They become real people, with real stories, which was the intention of the interactive component. Inside, you can expect to be moved by the statements of these fearless people. There are counts of young children saying, “A lot of times people ask me if I’m a girl or a boy because of the clothes that I

Down to Earth

What “organic” really means By Shelby Roberts Guest Reporter

Food plays a big role in our lives. The desire to watch what we put into our bodies and how the food we eat was brought up is only natural. But what do those “natural,” “free range,” or “organic” labels really mean? Not necessarily what consumers might think. For starters, there is no legal meaning to the word “natural” when it comes to food or personal care products, and the same goes for “EcoFriendly” and “Cruelty Free”. They are simply marketing terms used to entice consumers and their desire to do some good for the environment.

The United States has very little laws requiring accurate food labeling. This includes not explicitly printing full ingredient lists on food products, and the lack of regulation on misleading labels. “Free Range” is typically thought of as a term for humanely-raised animals, but the term only has requirements for poultry in the United States, so any prints of it on other meats are meaningless. The whole system is a confusing, contradicting mess. There are, however, actual certifications that consumers can keep an eye out for. Anything labeled “USDA Organic” is a product that

wear, the shoes that I wear and my haircut, and wearing these clothes, like they’re comfortable, and that’s why I wear them.” According to Lois Bielefeld’s artist statement, the fact that this interactive portion of the exhibit is quite literally in a bathroom stall “is a direct commentary on our current bathroom system and the need for safe unisex bathrooms.” There are also counts from people looking back on how being androgynous affected their young lives, “I started to doubt myself and I think that happened at a very young age,” one individual stated. “I started to feel out

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of place being the girl, you know, wearing jeans and running around with the boys instead of playing with dolls,” said another. Other stories portray struggles. “Part of it was fun, but part of it was this endless search for: who am I?” What these individuals said in their installment is a deadon message to society and to the existence of a rigid gender binary system. “A boy can wear girl clothes and a girl can wear boy clothes, it doesn’t really matter, they should just be clothes,” one insisted. “I just want to be myself.” Lois Bielefeld is breaking the binary in her captivating exhibit, Androgyny. Make sure to go check it out before it leaves campus on Oct. 3.

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has been inspected annually by the National Organic Standards Board and must adhere to their rules. If “grass fed” is accompanied by the USDA label then it means cattle of lambs have truly been fed only grass or grains. If a product is “Fair Trade

Green Tip of the Week: Download the free GoodGuide app on your iPhone for quick sustainability information on a product! Certified,” the product is produces small-scale and practice sustainable farming without pesticides. The United States has very little laws requiring accurate food labeling. This includes not explicitly printing full ingredient lists on food products, and the lack of regulation on misleading labels. This happens when consumers turn a blind eye to what is going on around them, and what is going into their stomachs. But those laws can change. Consumers just need to let their views be heard by what they say and where they choose to put their business. For more information on labeling or regulation, visit ams.usda.gov or greenerchoices.org/eco-labels

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Volleyball team gets a big come from behind win By Dustin Skolaski Staff Reporter

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse women’s volleyball team began conference play with a thrilling come from behind victory over the Blugolds from UW-Eau Claire. UW-L has generally performed well while in the friendly confines of Mitchell Hall and the fan support and reaction definitely helps the team. The first set was tied at nine points but UW-Eau Claire would eventually win the race to 25 and pull away as UW-L would lose the first set 19-25.

“This season we are starting all returners and the experiance has made a big difference in our performance. The team worked hard...” Lily Hallock UW-L Head Women’s Volleyball Coach UW-L would battle back and forth in the next set as both teams found themselves deadlocked at 13 until UW-EC would eventually pull away and score themselves a 25-17 victory. One more set loss for UW-L would mean dropping the match, so looking just to avoid the sweep UW-L would go on an impressive 7-1 run to distance themselves from the visiting Blugolds. UW-EC would battle back to make it interesting but eventually UW-L

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Jaclyn Barrette, UW-L Senior sets up a spike for her teammate

got a set victory and the momentum. The momentum would carry over into the fourth set at UW-L would jump out to a lead and it appeared they were about to pull away and even it up until UW-EC battled back to cut the deficit to one. Heads up team play and individual talent would shine through for UW-L as they ended any notions of a UW-EC rally to tie the sets up at two apiece and force a 5th set to 15 points. UW-EC jumped out to a 7-5 lead and the game would feature back and forth action

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Choking up?

By Nicole Witt Staff Reporter

Does the word “pill” cause a feeling of tension and uneasiness, to the point where it is impossible to swallow the said pill? There may be a fear of it getting lodged into the back of the throat and actually quite literally getting stuck. Many have the same problem of this occurring. Having a pill get stuck to the back of the throat can lead to choking, puking or gagging. This can deter someone from taking the pills all together. If these pills were for medical purposes, it could cause someone to get sicker or have their symptoms

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worsen. Just know, one in three people have trouble with swallowing pills. From mostly medium to especially large pills, many have great struggles trying to swallow them. Smaller pills tend to be easy for most to swallow. The simple solution for many is to just cut them, or split open the capsules and spill the contents if able and mix them into a food. For some pills, this can work. For any pill that can be split, be sure to use a pill splitter. This ensures that

it has been split equally. Also, do not split the pills too far ahead of time. The contents could start to deteriorate or lose potency if left exposed too long. Some come in capsules that are filled. These can be dumped easily into various foods, like yogurt. For both of these, make sure it is safe to do beforehand. If it is a prescribed medication, talk to a doctor before proceeding. However, pills cannot always be split or broken. No worries. Professionals have researched the best, most efficient ways of taking them. There are specialized cups that section off the pill, then it slips within the liquid and mix. A common fix is with the pop-bottle method. Fill a plastic bottle with water, then put the tablet on the tongue. Seal off the bottle opening with tight lips, then just suck water down without taking in air. This helped improve over 60% of the people tested. Another successful technique is the lean-forward method. Again, put the pill on the tongue and take a sip of water without swallowing. Tip the chin to the chest, then swallow while your head remains tilted. This helped 89% of those tested. But why is swallowing a pill so hard? Everyone eats and drinks every day, which requires some sort of swallowing. Leanne Goldberg, a speech and language pathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York explains what makes it difficult for so many people. She also specializes in swallowing and voice disorders. Goldberg said, “A pill is a solid substance. We learned that we have to chew something that is solid. It takes a mental shift to relax the throat and be able to swallow something that we fear could cause us to choke.” Some studies show a connection to a bad experience as a child, a gag reflex or just a very negative perception. There are various reasons, and none should render a person hopeless of fixing the problem. So do not worry about getting choked up if you have prescription or various other types of pills on the way. Remember to relax. Then find the best method to help the pill go down the easiest. Now the ‘hard pill to swallow’ just became that much easier.

with both sides making smart decisions to score points along with both sides committing errors but it was UW-EC who, with the game on the line, committed a service error to complete the UW-L comeback. Statistically, UW-L had some notable standouts. Sophomore Stephanie Henk led the team with 22 kills while junior Ashley Entinger and senior Leah Putzier came in tied at second with 14. Sophomore Madison Entinger paced the team with 36 assists while senior Jacyln Barrette came in second with 19. UW-L had four players in double digits with digs but it was senior Danica Johnson leading with 19 while sophomore Paige Schmidt was right behind her with 17. The win, which was UW-L’s 9th overall on the season and 1st in WIAC play, matches the team’s win total from last season. Coach Hallock had this to say about her team, “This season we are starting all returners and the experience has made a big difference in our performance. The team worked hard through

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The win, which was UW-La Crosse’s 9th overall on the season, matches the team’s wins total from last season the spring and summer and continues to strive for improvement every day. I’m excited to see what we can accomplish this year!” The next time UW-L will be back in action at home by time of publication will be October 9 against UW-Steven’s Point.

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Soccer team continues fast start to the season By Tyler Frickson Staff Reporter

On Saturday afternoon the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse soccer team began their 2015 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) season with a rousing 2-1 victory over UW-River Falls at the Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex. After this match, the Eagles have now improved to a 7-3 overall record while starting 1-0 in the WIAC. The Falcons now drop to 3-5-1 overall and 0-2 within the conference. For the first time since 2008, UW-L has earned a win in its WIAC opener, going 0-24 in their previous six seasons. On another

At the end of the game, UW-L managed to finish with 16 total shots on Saturday, including seven on goal. Cording totaled four of those shots while both Harings and Rachel Rogahn had three and Edmark had two. The Falcons on the other hand managed to register 21 shots during the match, including eight of them on goal. Soderholm had a match-high six shots with two of them being

The player that really helped secure the victory for the Eagles was Kennedy Brault finishing the game with seven saves to help shut down the Falcons. on goal. Bruder and Kayla Windingstad each also had two shots on goal. The player that really helped to secure the victory for the Eagles was Kennedy Brault, finishing the game with seven saves to help shut down the Falcons. For UW-River Falls, Erica Cimochowski totaled five saves in the game. Jason Murphy, the head coach for UW-L, said “We have a lot of newcomers this year, we expect them to carry a heavy load and they have done a great job for us up to this point.” Murphy went on to say, “We expect them to play and do the things we need them to do and they are really maturing quickly.” The Eagles are making quite a name for themselves this year with the solid start of a 7-3 season, and it should be exciting to see if they can translate this early success into

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Margaret Harings, UW-L Freshman

note, the Eagles’ seventh overall win this year has brought them close to their overall highest mark which occurred in 2011 when they had 10 wins. UW-L began the game with a 1-0 lead at just 4:17 thanks to Alex Cording scoring her third goal of the year, which was assisted by both Cassie Handrick and Margaret Harings. The Falcons managed to respond with a goal of their own to tie the match 1-1 at 11:33 in the first half. The goal was scored by Lizzy Bruder and Abby Soderholm had the assist. This was Bruder’s third goal of the season. The Eagles managed to answer back before too long at 21:09 with a 2-1 lead thanks to Harings scoring her team-leading fourth goal of the year and Maggie Edmark getting the assist. At halftime, the Eagles led by a score of 2-1 with a combined total of 21 shots for both teams (15 for UW-River Falls). During the second half of the game, both teams were scoreless despite a total of 16 shots being taken with 10 of them coming from UW-L.

Alex Cording. UW-L Freshman

Jim Lund

success throughout the rest of the season. UW-L will return again on Saturday, October 3 at UW-Eau Claire at 3 p.m.

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