Sports briefs

Minot State earns first soccer win of season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Minot State University women’s soccer team rode its first multi-goal game of the season to a 2-1 conference victory over the University of Sioux Falls on Sunday.

After a scoreless first half, MSU sophomore Kayla Schlittenhart headed in junior Zoe Fisher’s corner kick with 21 minutes, 21 seconds remaining. Less than seven minutes later, freshman Chloe Melton blasted in a shot from 13 yards out off an assist from sophomore Emilie Rebelo.

“Everyone played hard, which had not been the case through stretches of previous games,” MSU coach Jason Spain said.

MSU (1-2-2 overall, 1-1-1 NSIC) held onto its 2-0 lead, though USF (0-6, 0-3) cut the deficit in half with a goal from Maria Gonzalez with 6:30 to play.

Sophomore Gemma Biasetto finished with four saves for the Beavers, who host Winona State University (2-2-2, 1-2) on Friday.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers finish 7th at Mustang Invitational

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Minot State University women’s golf team shot a 331 Sunday at the Marshall Golf Club, giving the Beavers a two-round score of 666 and a seventh-place finish at the 14-team Mustang Invite.

Minnesota State University-Mankato won the event with a combined 620, 32 strokes ahead of second place Concordia-St. Paul. Mavericks golfer Kenya Sethasompobe won the individual event with a 1-over-par 145.

The Beavers were led by senior Mackenzie Nagel, who shot a team-low 78 Sunday to finish tied for 12th with 160 total strokes. Senior teammate Rebecca Heinitz finished one stroke behind Nagel in a tie for 14th.

MSU competes in the Bemidji State University Invitational on Friday.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers sit in 3rd halfway through men’s golf meet

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Minot State University men’s golf team shot a 305 Sunday at the St. Cloud State University Husky Classic, good enough for a third-place pegging midway through the 15-team event.

Junior Nick Leibel led MSU with a 2-over 74, which puts him in a tie for eighth place. Junior Kowan O’Keefe carded a 76 and is tied for 17th.

Bemidji State University shot a collective 3-over-par 291 and leads the team standings. Concordia-St. Paul sits in second following a first-round 299.

Three golfers fired 1-under 71s to share the individual lead – Manitoba’s Daniel Munroe, BSU’s A.J. Oster and SCSU’s Jack Pexa.

The tournament concludes today with another 18-hole round.

– Daily News Staff