Sports Briefs

Boag earns first team all-Central Region honors

Minot State University junior forward Carly Boag’s stellar season earned her yet another honor Thursday as she was named to the 2012-13 Daktronics women’s basketball All-Central Region team.

The Tamworth, Australia, native was one of three Northern Sun players on the five-member first team and the first MSU basketball player to earn that honor. She became the second MSU athlete to be named to the All-Central Region team after sophomore soccer player Zoe Fisher earned the distinction in the fall.

Boag’s 11.8 rebounds per game ranked seventh in Division II and was her 18.1 points per game ranked 32nd. The 6-foot-2 junior was the fastest player in MSU history to reach 1,000 points and her 319 rebounds this year set a single-season record.

“Carly was a positive leader for our team,” MSU coach Sheila Green Gerding said in a press release. “She set goals for herself this year and worked very hard to achieve them. This is a great honor for her and a great honor for our program in just our second year in Division II. We couldn’t be more proud of Carly.”

The teams are voted on by the members of the NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors Association.

-Daily News Staff

MSU soccer team adds standout from England

Minot State University women’s soccer coach Jason Spain announced the signing of Swindon, England, native Sophie Barrett on Thursday.

Barrett is the 10th player to sign with the Beavers for the 2013 recruiting class and the third one from England.

“Sophie is an incredibly skilled midfielder,” Spain said in a press release. “She is a defensive-minded player that fits in our scheme and she has the ability to score goals from a distance. She can also play wing back for us. We are extremely pleased with Sophie joining our program.”

Barrett played soccer for the John Madejski Academy from 2010-13.

– Daily News Staff

Bismarck Bobcats

throttle Tauros in NAHL matchup

BISMARCK – The Bismarck Bobcats took advantage of penalty-happy Minot on Tuesday, scoring four power-play goals in a 7-2 win at VFW Sports Center.

The Tauros (25-25-4) committed 11 penalties to just three for Bismarck. The Bobcats (31-16-7) scored all three goals of the first period and outshot Minot 56-21, including 44-12 in the first two periods.

Denis Dalidovich tallied a goal and an assist for the Tauros, who host division-leading Austin (Minn.) tonight at 7:35 p.m. at Maysa Arena.

– Daily News Staff

MSU baseball team splits in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. The Minot brushed off a lopsided loss to Bemidji State (Minn.) on Thursday at the Tucson Invitational before bouncing back to beat St. Ambrose University (Iowa).

The Beavers couldn’t generate much offense in a 12-2 loss to BSU, but used a hitting deluge to get past St. Ambrose 13-6 later in the day.

MSU (7-4) recorded 19 hits in the win.

In the loss to Bemidji State, MSU fell behind 4-0 and couldn’t get out of the hole.

“We got down early to Bemidji and I thought our guys responded all right,” MSU coach Brock Weppler said. “We gave up four runs but we didn’t let things snowball. We talk about controlling things we can control and I thought we did that.”

Against St. Ambrose, the Beavers plated nine runs in the first three innings and coasted. Jordan Gilmour (three RBIs) and Mike Turcotte led Minot State with four hits each.

MSU faces Wayland Baptist University (Texas) and Mount Marty College (S.D.) today at Kino Sports Complex.

– Daily News Staff