Sports briefs

Beavers finish 8th at NSIC Fall Preview

BRAINERD, Minn. – The Minot State University men’s golf team shot a second-round 320 Tuesday to finish eighth at the 10-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Fall Preview.

The Beavers improved slightly from their first-round 324. Junior Kowan O’Keefe shot MSU’s low round of 76 on day two, finishing in a tie for 25th overall with 159 total strokes.

St. Cloud State University placed four golfers in the top seven and won the event with a two-day score of 593. University of Sioux Falls sophomore Andrew Nelson garnered individual medalist honors with a combined score of 144. He carded a 2-under 70 Tuesday to edge SCSU’s Jack Pexa by one stroke.

The Beavers compete at the North Dakota State University Erv Kaiser Invitational beginning Sunday in Oxbow.

– Daily News Staff

Century shuts out MHS boys tennis team

BISMARCK – What a difference a year makes.

Last fall, the Minot High boys tennis team edged Century to claim the West Region title.

With six of the top eight Magicians from last year’s squad graduated, the experienced Patriots hold the upper hand this year.

Century shut out MHS 9-0 Tuesday at Sertoma Park, winning all but two matches in straight sets.

“We lost 9-0 today to a very good Century team,” MHS coach Scott DeLorme said in a press release. “Century proved why they are the best team in the region and showed us we are a long ways from them.”

At No. 1 singles, junior Dustin Foster fell to Century senior Sam Mastel 2-6, 6-2, 10-4 with the third set completed as a 10-point tiebreaker due to darkness. Senior Chace Peterson and sophomore Cody Reynolds also won a set for Minot, but dropped their No. 3 doubles match to CHS freshman Casey Beck and sophomore Peyton Kerzmann 6-2, 1-6, 6-0.

Delorme said the Magicians need to become more consistent to have success in the West Region tournament.

“We just made way too many unforced errors to compete with them,” he said, “and we need to get that fixed in the next two weeks to take that step forward we need.”

MHS travels to Fargo for three non-region dual matches on Friday and competes in the West Fargo Tournament on Saturday.

– Daily News Staff

Lions top Bottineau in volleyball

BOTTINEAU – The Bishop Ryan volleyball team defeated Bottineau 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 25-23 on Tuesday night.

Senior Anika Rovig tallied 12 digs, 12 assists and seven kills for the Lions, who also received seven kills from junior Hannah Stewart. Junior Gabbie Bohl was dominant at the net with 10 blocks.

Three Stars racked up double-digit kill totals – Stephanie Brenden (12), Courtney Gallagher (11) and Danielle McDonald (11). Setter Bailey Neubauer posted 37 assists.

Ryan competes in a tournament in Glenburn on Saturday.

– Daily News Staff

Knights get past Hazen in five-setter

HAZEN – The Our Redeemer’s Christian School volleyball team pulled out a tough five-set match against Hazen on Tuesday night.

The Knights (5-2) got 17 kills from freshman MaKayla Gartner and 14 kills, 13 assists and 15 digs from classmate Morgan Olson in the 26-28, 25-17, 21-25, 25-17, 15-12 win.

“Hazen played amazing defense,” ORCS coach Kara Nunziato said. “They never let anything hit the floor without two touches. Overall, it was a great match.”

Eighth-grader Karlee Zablotney tallied team highs of 30 assists and 17 digs for the Knights. Sadie Bolton posted 23 assists for Hazen.

ORCS travels to Casselton for a tournament on Saturday.

– Daily News Staff