Both MHS teams fourth in region XC meet
JAMESTOWN - Minot High School cross country senior Sam-antha Huether and junior Andrew Beach both placed in the top 15 of their respective meets as the boys and girls teams fininshed fourth at the West Region meet at Hillcrest Golf Course on Saturday.
The boys team finished with 141, 63 points behind Bismarck Century in third. The girls team had 114, just three points behind Dickinson.
Huether finished fourth among 113 runners, running the 2.48-mile race in 15 minutes, 12 seconds. Beach placed 12th out of 144 in the 3.1-mile race in 17:08. Huether's younger sister, sophomore Stephanie Huether, finished 17th, running a 16:12. MHS senior Dylan Weber also cracked the top 20 for the boys team, placing 19th at 17:25.
"Our boys ran fairly well, but one injury got us and other things didn't go our way," MHS coach Aaron Klingbeil said. "It wasn't our best performance, but they ran hard."
Beach and Weber earned All-West Region honors.
Bismarck High (22) dominated the boys meet while Century (31) edged out Bismarck (32) in the girls meet.
Bismarck's Jake Leingang (15:24) and Century's Jordan Jacob (15:01) repeated as boys and girls region champions.
MHS closes out the season on Oct. 27 with the state meet at Dickinson Heart River.
-Daily News Staff
Minot State soccer wins on own goal
WAYNE, Neb. - The Minot State University women's soccer team used an own goal by Northern Sun Inter-collegiate Confer-ence foe Wayne State (Neb.) to defeat the Wildcats 1-0 on Saturday.
In the fourth minute, MSU junior forward Jamie MacFarlane directed a shot on net that redirected off a Wildcat defender and past goalkeeper Courtney True for the only goal of the match.
"It changed things immediately," MSU coach Jason Spain said. "Our defense is pretty good and we're not going to take risks with a one-goal lead."
Beavers senior goalkeeper Marie Torres finished with eight saves for MSU's fifth shutout this season.
The Beavers (9-3-1 overall, 7-3 NSIC) were called for 17 fouls and received four yellow cards in the second half.
MSU plays at Augustana College (S.D.) at 1 p.m. today.
-Daily News Staff
MSU XC places third, fourth at Ron Pynn Invitational
GRAND FORKS - The Minot State University women's and men's cross country teams finished third and fourth, respectively, at the Ron Pynn Invitational at Ray Richards Golf Course on Saturday.
MSU junior Brett Szafarski finished 10th overall for the men's team, finishing the 8K (4.97 miles) in 27 minutes, 34 seconds. Junior Max Boeckel finished five seconds behind Szafarski to finish 11th. The Beavers averaged a season-best 28:33 among their four runners.
"Brett and Max paced very well today," MSU coach Stu Melby said in a press release. "Again, many of our men made improvements on this course."
The women's team was paced by senior Danielle Anderson, who finished the 5K (3.1 miles) in 19:05 to place seventh overall. MSU senior Cassandra Sayler finished 11th overall with a personal-best 19:38.
"Dani seemed much more comfortable out there today," Melby said. "It was just her second race of the season, but she showed a lot of confidence running the way she did."
The University of Mary men's and women's teams won both meets.
The Beavers run in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships on Saturday in Minneapolis.
-Daily News Staff
Wings top Tauros again
ABERDEEN, S.D. - The Minot Minotauros' comeback bid fell short in a 5-4 loss to the Aberdeen Wings on Saturday night.
After trailing 5-2 entering the third period, the Tauros (1-8-1) got power-play goals from Lucas Oliver and Cameron Rowat to pull within one. Oliver scored off assists from Mason Morelli and Tim Donohue 14 minutes, 47 seconds into the period, and Rowat found the net about a minute later.
Minot outshot Aberdeen 35-29, but Wings goaltender Marcus Zelzer finished with 31 saves.
After the Tauros' Denis Dalidovich scored the game's first goal 3:21 into the contest, Aberdeen (4-6-0) rattled off three unanswered goals to assume control. The Wings didn't trail again.
Aberdeen beat Minot 5-3 at Maysa Arena on Friday to sweep the weekend series between Central Division opponents.
The teams meet again at 7:35 p.m. Friday at Maysa Arena.
- Daily News Staff