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Beavers 10th after third round

SMITHVILLE, Mo. – The Minot State University women’s golf team shot a collective 362 Saturday and sits in 10th place after three rounds of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex.

The Beavers shot their best round of the tournament and have carded a 1,124 team score after three rounds.

MSU junior Mackenzie Nagel paced the Beavers with a round of 80 and is tied for 16th in the individual competition with a three-round score of 259. Nagel is six strokes out of the top 10.

“Mackenzie has really impressed me,” MSU coach Whitney Aberle said in a press release. “She has been making the right decisions and executing her shots. It’s a great thing to see her hard work pay off.”

Sophomore Dani Look and junior Rebecca Heinitz shot their best rounds of the tournament with an 84 and 91, respectively.

Augustana leads the team competition with a total score of 960, 50 strokes ahead of second-place Minnesota State-Mankato. Augustana’s Allie Ostrander leads the individual competition with a score of 233.

The final round begins this morning.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers sweep St. Cloud State

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Minot State University softball team swept host St. Cloud State on Saturday to move ahead of the Huskies in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference standings.

The Beavers used a bases-loaded walk and a hit batter in game one to win 5-3 in eight innings, then tacked on an 8-2 victory in game two.

“We talk all the time to get on any way you can, and our girls did just that – they battled and battled and found a way,” MSU coach Bill Triplett said in a press release. “We have hit more extra bases this year than in most seasons but today, working the count and doing what it takes to move runners was the key.”

SCSU (25-18 overall, 10-6 NSIC) scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings in game one. But MSU’s Melissa Bell plated the go-ahead run with a walk and Jen Dixon forced home the second run after being hit by a pitch. Dixon was hit by two pitches and walked three times in the game.

MSU sophomore Melissa Bell hit a three-run homer in the first inning of game two to help the Beavers to a 4-0 lead. MSU (30-5, 12-4) cruised from there, with junior Katie Backes also tacking on a home run.

Senior pitchers Mandy Greenberg and Tiffany Friesen each went the distance in their respective outings, with Greenberg earning the victory in game one and Friesen winning game two.

MSU looks to continue its four-game winning streak during a doubleheader with Minnesota Duluth beginning tonight at 6 in St. Cloud.

– Daily News Staff

Tetons swept by Dawson CC

GLENDIVE, Mont. – Dawson Community College posted a pair of wins over the Williston State College softball team Saturday, taking game one 5-2 and game two 5-4.

The Buccaneers hit a pair of home runs in each game, and the Tetons couldn’t match the run production.

WSC freshman Haley Rowe batted a combined 4-for-8 with a double in each game.

– Daily News Staff

Three event winners pace Beavers

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Minot State University junior Allie Helterbran and sophomore Greg Groesbeck won their respective jumping events Saturday at the Bobcat State Open. Sophomore Tyler Flatland added a victory in the 400-meter hurdles to give the Beavers three individual event winners.

“I was happy with the overall performance on both the men’s and women’s teams,” MSU coach Stu Melby said in a press release. “We had some people do things they never had before in new and old events, so it’s right where we want to be at moving forward.”

Helterbran took first in the women’s long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 11.25 inches. The jump was half an inch longer than Montana State’s Adessa Durglo’s top mark.

Helterbran also took fourth in the 100-meter dash in 13.05 seconds and fifth in the 200-meter dash in 26.72. Sophomore Sienna Dailey had the top women’s sprinting finish for the Beavers with a 26.08 mark in the 200 to place second.

Groesbeck led the MSU men’s team with a top mark in the triple jump. His jump of 40 feet, 4.75 inches was 14.5 inches longer than second-place teammate Farai Madungwe’s top mark. Flatland won the 400 hurdles in 54.14 seconds and placed third in the 110 hurdles (15.98 seconds).

No team scores were kept at the meet. MSU will compete at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., next weekend.

– Daily News Staff