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WIIL - Whitewater Wins Rankings Clash, L-B, UNI Win

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WIIL - Whitewater Wins Rankings Clash, L-B, UNI Win

UW-Whtewater is now 3-0.

In a clash of two highly-ranked teams, #2 Wisconsin-Whitewater defeated #4 Wisconsin-Lacrosse 36-15.

Lacrosse came out firing and in fact led 8-0 early on. But Whitewater rebounded with two tries to tai the lead.

“We were playing defend the whole first 25 minutes,” said Whitewater’s Eric Pachowitz. “We just needed to clean up the knock-ons and turnovers. Once we did that, we put in two tries and put the hammer down. 

Wing Alec Treuthardt scored three tries in what is a huge win for the Warhawks. Whitewater improves to 3-0, while Lacrosse drops to 1-1. Meanwhile, UW-Milwaukee defeated UW-Platteville 56-14 in a tough, forward-oriented game. That puts UW-M at 3-0, the same as Whitewater.

In the WIIL South, Lindenwood-Belleville improved to 3-0 with a 55-15 defeat of Loyola in Chicago. The Lynx got four tries from No. 8 Nick O’Brien, who also set up another. Jacob Gilliam scored two.

Keeping pace with Lindenwood-Belleville is Northern Iowa, the other newcomer to the WIIL. UNI slammed Northwestern 64-10.