Around the Horn
MSU falls to Winona in volleyball
WINONA, Minn. – Mikaela Girard posted 10 kills on 11 attacks to lead the Winona State University volleyball team past Minot State in four games (25-14, 25-20, 13-25, 25-20) on Saturday.
Bekah Saugen added 13 kills and 20 digs for the Warriors (10-15 overall, 7-9 Northern Sun).
Three MSU players recorded double-digit kills totals: outside hitters Mallory Sall (12), Lauren Dunkle (12) and Jen Dixon (10). Junior setter Emily Byrne racked up 40 assists and Dixon tallied a team-high 17 digs.
“We are all disappointed to lose this match,” MSU coach Travis Ward said in a press release. “The nice thing is that we are still in the race. It just got a little tougher to get in the tournament now.”
The Beavers (12-14, 7-9) travel to Southwest Minnesota State on Friday.
Beavers crush Salish-Kootenai in exhibition
Senior forward Carly Boag recorded a game-high 24 points, nine rebounds and six steals for the Minot State University women’s basketball team in a 111-54 exhibition victory against Salish-Kootenai College on Saturday at the MSU Dome.
The Beavers shot 52.7 percent from the field and 96.4 percent from the free-throw line. All 13 players scored for MSU, which led 58-29 at halftime.
Junior forward Katie Hardy (17 points), senior guard Alisha Jones (13) and sophomore guard Sarah Lester (13) joined Boag in double figures. Hardy and Jones each had five of the Beavers’ 25 steals.
Chantel Jenkins and Sharna Frazier led S-KC with 12 points.
The teams play another exhibition game at 2 p.m. today.
MHS volleyball splits at home
The Minot High School volleyball team split a pair of matches Saturday at Magic City Campus, losing to Dickinson 3-1 and beating Turtle Mountain 3-0.
Senior Jayden Moum recorded a match-high 12 kills against Dickinson and Brooke Suko tallied 10 aces and seven kills against Turtle Mountain.
Senior setter Ashley Gathman had 29 assists against Dickinson, which was paced by Keely Hutchins’ 23 digs, 11 kills and three blocks.
The Majettes (14-19 overall, 4-10 West Region) played several substitutes against Turtle Mountain.
MHS begins play in the West Region tournament on Thursday in Jamestown.
Majette swimmers 2nd at Jamestown Invite
JAMESTOWN – The Minot High School girls swimming and diving team had three individual winners and one relay winner en route to a second-place finish at the nine-team Jamestown Invite on Saturday.
West Fargo finished atop the team standings with 505 points, narrowly ahead of Minot (496). Mandan (262) was a distant third, followed by Williston (246).
Minot sophomore Emily Hamel won the 50-yard freestyle in 25.04 seconds, just three-hundreths of a second in front of West Fargo’s Danica Dutt. MHS’ Francesca Walker-Rozo won the 100 butterfly in 1:00.61, ahead of teammate Devin Scott (1:03.76).
MHS junior McKenna Brown claimed the 500 freestyle title with a time of 5:28.48, nearly 12 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. The Majettes’ 200 medley relay team also took first place.
Ketti Ringwall won two freestyle races for Williston. She finished the 100 in 54.77 seconds and the 200 in 1:57.56.
The West Region meet is Saturday morning in Jamestown.
Tauros rally stuns Brookings in shootout
BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Minot Minotauros rallied from a two-goal third-period deficit to defeat the Brookings Blizzard 3-2 in a shootout Saturday.
Trailing 2-0 nearly midway through the third period, Tauros forward Cameron Rowat cut Brookings’ lead in half at 9 minutes, 7 seconds. Four minutes later, Michael Bigelbach tied the game and forced overtime.
After a scoreless overtime period, the Tauros (4-10-2) completed the weekend sweep with a 2-0 win in the shootout. Troy Degler and Colton Kramer scored for Minot and goaltender Merrick Madsen stopped all four Blizzard skaters’ attempts.
The Tauros won consecutive games for the first time this season.
Minot hosts Brookings (2-10-4) at 7:35 p.m. Friday at Maysa Arena.
UND swept by Saint Cloud State
GRAND FORKS – The ninth-ranked St. Cloud State men’s hockey team scored three unanswered goals over the final two periods for a 3-1 victory against No. 5-ranked University of North Dakota on Saturday at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
SCSU’s sweep is its first at UND since Jan. 27-28, 2006 and marks the first time UND has been swept at home since 2009-10 against the University of Denver.
Troy Stecher gave UND (3-3-1 overall, 1-3 National Collegiate Hockey Conference) a 1-0 lead on the power play with 1 minute, 40 seconds remaining in the first period. From there, it was all SCSU as UND managed just 11 shots on goal in the final two periods.
Tim Daly and Nic Dowd scored 12 seconds apart to give the Huskies (5-0-1, 2-0) the lead at 7:11 of the second period and Kalle Kossila added an insurance goal in the third.
UND travels to play Nebraska-Omaha at 7:07 p.m. Saturday.
Tetons top Minot State Beavers in shootout
Williston State’s Devan Turcotte found the net on the seventh attempt of a shootout Saturday to give the Tetons a 6-5 shootout victory over the Minot State University men’s club hockey team at Maysa Arena.
MSU (9-0-1) routed the WSC 8-2 on Friday, but were forced to overtime when Logan Millican scored with 2 minutes, 43 seconds in regulation.
“We unfortunately came out flat tonight,” MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. “Our guys got too wrapped up about the night before and came out slow. We made too many mistakes late and they took advantage of them.”
Five different skaters scored for MSU, while Millican carried the Tetons with a hat trick.
The second-ranked Beavers travel to No. 1 Arizona on Friday.