Sports briefs

Ryan, ORCS to meet in D12 semis

MOHALL – The Bishop Ryan and Our Redeemer’s Christian School volleyball teams cruised to sweeps Friday to set up a District 12 tournament semifinal on Monday between the crosstown schools.

Second-seeded ORCS (29-9) beat No. 7 Glenburn 25-10, 25-14, 25-19 behind 10 kills from freshman Morgan Olson, 28 assists from eighth-grader Karlee Zablotney and 16 digs from freshman Lauren Hendrickson.

Third-seeded Ryan (32-6) handled No. 6 Kenmare 25-16, 25-11, 25-12. Junior Hannah Stewart recorded a match-high nine kills and senior Anika Rovig had a balanced effort with eight assists, seven kills, three aces and six digs.

No. 1 seed Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood took care of business, crushing Surrey 25-8, 25-4, 25-4. Junior Callie Carlson tallied 10 aces and eight kills to lead the Mavericks (22-8).

No. 4 Des Lacs-Burlington and No. 5 Berthold played the only match that went beyond a third game. Brittany DeGree posted 12 kills and Miky Hynson and Megan DeGree had 10 apiece as the Lakers won in four sets (25-23, 9-25, 25-22, 25-13).

DL-B plays M-L-S in the other semifinal Monday.

– Daily News Staff

MSU tops Upper Iowa in five sets

FAYETTE, Iowa – The Minot State University volleyball team overcame 30 attack errors to escape with a five-set win over Upper Iowa on Friday.

Outside hitters Jen Dixon and Mallory Sall had 18 and 15 kills, respectively, to pace the Beavers to a 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-11 victory.

“(Upper Iowa) really pushed us and they made it really tough tonight,” MSU coach Travis Ward said in a press release. “It’s important important to learn how to win when you’re not playing at the top of your game.”

Melanie Behnke led the Peacocks (6-19 overall, 2-13 Northern Sun) with 17 kills.

Junior setter Emily Byrne had 42 assists and a season-high 21 digs for MSU (12-13, 7-8), which travels to Winona State today.

– Daily News Staff

Tauros end skid, beat Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Minot Minotauros broke out of their scoring slump in a big way Friday, netting four goals in the second period of a 4-2 win against the Brookings Blizzard.

The Blizzard led 1-0 after the first period before the Tauros scored three unanswered goals in a span of 11 minutes, 42 seconds to open the second. Troy Degler and Beau Ricketts registered goals 18 seconds apart and Jake McCann made it 3-1 midway through the frame.

Brookings (2-10-3) got within one, but the Tauros (3-11-2) pushed their advantage back to two on Kyle Kruenegel’s goal with 4:20 left in the second.

The win snapped an eight-game losing streak and pulled the Tauros out of the Central Division basement.

The teams play again at 7:15 tonight in Brookings.

– Daily News Staff

Jamestown sweeps Majettes

Jamestown made quick work of the Minot High School volleyball team Friday, winning in straight sets at Magic City Campus.

The Majettes were no match for the West Region’s top team, which stretched its winning streak to 21 matches with the 25-10, 25-10, 25-13 victory. The Blue Jays (28-3, 15-0) haven’t lost since Sept. 7.

MHS senior middle blocker Jayden Moum recorded a team-high five kills and senior setter Ashley Gathman led the Majettes (13-18, 3-9) with 12 digs and 13 assists.

MHS hosts Dickinson at 6:30 p.m. today.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers rout Tetons in battle of defending champs

The second-ranked Minot State University men’s club hockey team scored the first six goals en route to an 8-2 victory against Williston State College on Friday at Maysa Arena.

Seven different skaters tallied goals for the defending ACHA Division I champion Beavers (9-0). Freshman Cole Olson netted the first two and added an assist for a three-point night. MSU lit the lamp four times in the second period against the reigning NJCAA champion Tetons (2-2).

“We finally put a full 60 in tonight,” MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. “We really had a balanced attack of scoring, which started in the second period. They have a great team over there and the score was not indicative of how good they really are.”

WSC’s Logan Millican scored the Tetons’ first goal of the game at 5 minutes, 41 seconds of the third period.

The teams play again at 7:30 tonight at Maysa Arena

– Daily News Staff

St. Cloud State upends UND hockey

GRAND FORKS – The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team surrendered three unanswered goals in the third period of a 3-2 loss to National Collegiate Hockey Conference foe St. Cloud State on Friday at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Fifth-ranked UND (2-2-1 overall, 1-2 NCHC) took the lead 3 minutes, 10 seconds into the game and held the slim advantage through the second period. The No. 9 Huskies (4-0-1, 1-0) tied the contest at 2:36 of the third period and Kalle Kossila gave SCSU its first lead two minutes later.

Andrew Prochno added an insurance goal with 12:36 remaining. UND’s Mark MacMillan cut SCSU’s lead in half with 4:21 left, but UND couldn’t record the equalizer.

UND goaltender Zane Gothberg finished with 27 saves.

The teams play again tonight at 7:07.

– Daily News Staff