MSU XC teams finish season
JOPLIN, Mo. - The Minot State University men's and women's cross country teams finished their respective seasons at the NCAA Division II Central Region meet Saturday at Missouri Southern State University.
The MSU women's team placed 19th out of 26 teams in the 6K race while the men's team finished 21st in the 23-team 10K race.
"I am really proud of the way our teams have improved throughout the year," MSU coach Stu Melby said in a press release. "We need to build off our success and have a strong offseason. I am looking forward to what we can do in the future."
Senior Danielle Anderson finished 52nd overall with a time of 23 minutes, 48 seconds to lead the Beaver women.
Senior Brandon Velasquez led the Beaver men, placing 96th with a time of 32:58.
- Daily News Staff
Dragons sweep MSU volleyball
MOORHEAD, Minn. - The Minot State University volleyball team's offense struggled Saturday in a 3-0 loss to Minnesota State-Moorhead.
The Beavers' 22 hitting errors offset their 28 kills in Moorhead's 25-15, 25-17, 25-17 victory.
Freshman outside hitter Mallory Sall led the Beavers (6-22, 2-16 Northern Sun) with 10 kills, but took 44 attempts to reach that total. Freshman middle hitter Tarah Dabovich and Erin Davis had six kills apiece, and libero Ashley Heavenor tallied a team-high 11 digs.
"Moorhead focused on Mallory and that was to be expected," MSU coach Travis Ward said in a press release. "Our middle hitters played well and are coming along. They will be good middles in the NSIC in the future. Today we just didn't execute our passing like we needed to."
The Dragons (15-12, 7-11) were balanced offensively, with five hitters posting five or more kills.
The Beavers play at No. 5-ranked Minnesota Duluth at 7 p.m. Friday.
- Daily News Staff
MHS places second at region meet
BISMARCK - Minot High School sophomore Mckenna Brown won the 500-yard freestyle and the girls swimming and diving team took first in the 200 freestyle relay en route to a second-place finish at the West Region meet Saturday at the Bismarck Aquatic Center.
Bismarck Century won the six-team meet with a team score of 481.5. The Majettes finished with 401 points, 55 ahead of third-place Williston.
MHS freshman Cassandra Askvig and junior Devin Scott finished second and third, respectively in the 50 freestyle. Askvig also finished third in the 100 freestyle and Scott placed fourth in the 100 butterfly.
The MHS relay teams finished first in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of one minute, 43 seconds and third in both the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.
The Majettes finish their season with the state meet starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Bismarck Aquatic Center.
- Daily News Staff
UND holds on to beat Southern Utah
GRAND FORKS (AP) - Jake Miller's 36-yard touchdown run with 10:01 remaining put North Dakota on top for good in a see-saw battle between two middle-of-the-road Big Sky teams Saturday in a 33-29 victory over Southern Utah.
Mitch Sutton's 5-yard touchdown run gave North Dakota (5-5, 3-4 Big Sky) its first lead of the day at 26-22 with 2:43 remaining in the third period. On the ensuing possession, Brad Sorenson found Henna Brown on a 15-yard touchdown strike for Southern Utah (4-6, 3-4) to cap an 11-play, 87-yard scoring drive to re-take a 29-26 lead at the 11:30 mark in the fourth quarter.
Sutton had 17 carries for 65 yards and two touchdowns, Braden Hanson completed 22 of 36 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown but the defense was below average, allowing the Thunderbirds to rack up 520 total yards of offense. Sorenson completed 19 of 29 passes for 363 and two touchdowns.
NDSU staves off Missouri State
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Sam Ojuri ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, Brock Jensen accounted for two more scores and North Dakota State held off Missouri State 21-17 on Saturday.
After the Bison (8-1, 5-1 Missouri Valley) fell behind on Caleb Schaffitzel's MSU-record 100-yard interception return, Jensen tied it with a 5-yard run in the second quarter before hitting Ryan Smith for a 6-yard score. Ojuri's 5-yard run in the third gave NDSU the lead for good.
Kierra Harris ran 16 yards for a touchdown for the Bears (3-7, 3-4), just the second rushing score allowed by NDSU all season. But Harris struggled in the passing game, completing just six passes for 22 yards, and was intercepted by Christian Dudzik to end MSU's final drive. Austin Witmer added a 44-yard field goal.
The Bison, who allowed just 149 yards of total offense, improved to 10-0 on the road over the last two seasons.