Sports briefs

St. Mary’s VB sweeps MHS

BISMARCK – The Minot High School girls volleyball team is still searching for its first region win after it dropped a 3-0 decision to St. Mary’s on Thursday. The set scores were 25-10, 25-14 and 25-19.

MHS coach Ellen Jebens said the Majettes (4-6 overall, 0-3 West Region) struggled to make positive plays.

“We didn’t pass the ball very well,” she said. “After a tough loss (to Mandan on Tuesday), we were trying some new things and trying out a new rotation.”

Senior Jayden Moum led the Majettes with seven digs and five kills and Ashley Gathman recorded 18 assists. The Saints improved to 7-4 and 3-1-1.

MHS plays at Dickinson at 5 p.m. Saturday.

– Daily News Staff

MHS boys soccer team ties Century

BISMARCK – The Minot High boys soccer team dueled to a 0-0 draw Thursday against two-time defending state champion Century. MHS coach Cody Saunders said “it’s like a win for sure.”

“It’s the best match I’ve ever coached as a Minot High Magician,” he said. “They just took it to Century very hard on the road, on their turf.”

MHS senior goalkeeper Garrett Weishaar recorded 13 saves to Century sophomore Zach Sweep’s seven stops.

Century (6-1-4 overall, 2-0-3 West Region) blanked the Magicians 3-0 last month in Minot. Saunders noted the Magicians (2-2-2, 3-2-3) have improved significantly since that match.

“We’ve definitely gained momentum from the last four to five games,” he said. “We just need to realize how it feels to compete at this level. This team could do something special if they stay focused.”

MHS faces Shanley today at the Fargo Invitiational. Its next region game is against Bismarck High at Optimist Soccer Complex on Tuesday.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers soccer ties Bearcats

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Freshman forward Chloe Melton scored her first collegiate goal in the 81st minute as the Minot State University women’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against Southwest Baptist University (Mo.) on Thursday.

The Bearcats (2-1-1) took a 1-0 lead in the 68th minute on forward Karla Jamison’s goal from the right side of the box. Midfielder Kate Jamison assisted on the goal.

The Beavers (0-0-2) responded 13 minutes later. Melton received a pass in front of the Bearcats net from junior forward Zoe Fisher and beat goalkeeper Paige Hemphill for the equalizer. Melton entered the game at halftime.

MSU sophomore goalkeeper Gemma Biasetto and Hemphill each finished with seven saves.

The Beavers play at Central Missouri at 1 p.m. Saturday.

– Daily News Staff