Sports briefs

MHS’s Foster advances to semis in singles

FARGO – Minot High School junior Dustin Foster cruised to a pair of straight-set victories Friday to advance to the semifinals of the individual state singles tournament.

Foster, the top seed from the West Region, beat Fargo North’s Ben Mostad 6-1, 6-1 in the first round and didn’t lose a game in a second-round victory over Shanley’s Ander Sawchuk.

Foster plays Andrew Godon from state powerhouse Grand Forks Red River in the semifinals today.

MHS senior Isaac Massey lost his first-round match to Godon before rebounding with a straight-set win in the consolation bracket. Massey defeated Mandan’s Alex Wanek 6-4, 6-2 and plays Davies’ Marcus Osman in the consolation quarterfinals.

MHS junior Drew Thomas and sophomore Ty Nygaard lost their first two doubles matches and were eliminated from the tournament.

– Daily News Staff

Weather cancels West Region soccer tournament

The West Region boys soccer tournament in Mandan has been canceled due to adverse weather conditions. The top four teams from the regular season advanced to the state tournament.

Minot High School (7-3-5) will be the No. 4 seed and play Shanley (13-3-2) – the top-seeded team in the East Region – at 5 p.m. Thursday in Jamestown. The teams played a scoreless draw at the West Fargo Invitational in September.

Bismarck High (No. 1), Century (2) and St. Mary’s (3) are the other West Region representatives.

– Daily News Staff

Minot State soccer team falls in overtime

MANKATO – Minnesota State-Mankato sophomore Korey Kronforst netted the game-winning goal with about three minutes remaining in the first overtime for a 1-0 victory against Minot State University on Friday.

The Beavers failed to record a shot on goal against Mavericks goalkeeper Molly McGough, while allowing 10 against their Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference foe. Fifth-ranked Mankato (8-1 overall, 6-0 NSIC) held a 30-3 advantage in shots.

MSU (1-5-2, 1-4-1) surrendered 11 corner kicks and played the majority of the match on the defensive. Sophomore goalkeeper Gemma Biasetto finished with nine saves.

Mankato has won 26 consecutive NSIC matches and 28 straight at home.

The Beavers travel to play Concordia-St. Paul at 1 p.m. Sunday.

– Daily News Staff

Knights, Lions each split matches at Laker Invite

BURLINGTON – Our Redeemer’s Christian School and Bishop Ryan each split their two pool play matches on Friday at the Laker Invite.

The Knights (20-6-2 overall, 4-0 district) dropped their opening match against Ray 25-22, 25-11 and then rebounded with a 25-23, 25-19 win over North Border.

The Lions (17-3-1, 3-1) breezed past Hazen 25-14, 25-21 to begin the tournament, but later fell to Central Cass 25-14, 27-25.

Bishop Ryan is tied with Hazen for second place in Pool D, while ORCS sits in third place in Pool B, behind Ray and Thompson.

Pool play concludes today, followed by championship brackets at Burlington High School and consolation brackets at ORCS.

– Daily News Staff