LA CROSSE, WI -

UW-La Crosse earned its first win at Roger Harring Stadium this season, beating UW-Stevens Point 28-21.

"Our kids are extremely happy and that's probably the most important thing," UW-L Head Coach Joel Dettwiler said. "They earned it a lot today."

The game was a tale of two halves. After trailing 7-0 early, the Eagles scored 28 unanswered points, taking a 28-7 lead at halftime.

"The defense gave us a lot of chances to put some points up on the board. First half, we took advantage of those. Offense was flying off the ball. We were getting some good runs in there," said quarterback Trent Cummings, who threw for 183 yards and three touchdowns in his second game as the Eagles' starter.

But the Pointers, who entered receiving votes in both Div. III top-25 polls, rallied in the second half. Down 28-21 with two seconds left in the game, Stevens Point was able to get the ball to the one-yard line, when they were turned away.

"Obviously good first half, tough second half, but a great win against a good opponent," Dettwiler said.

La Crosse improves to 2-5 (2-2 WIAC). They host River Falls next Saturday at 1 p.m.