Sports briefs

Tauros comeback stuns Bobcats

The Minot Minotauros scored four unanswered goals in the final 9 minutes, 25 seconds to complete a furious comeback in a 6-4 victory against Bismarck on Saturday at Maysa Arena. It’s Minot’s first win against its in-state rival this season.

Bismarck (11-6-1) took a 4-2 lead when Tyler Dunagan scored with 9:33 remaining in the third. Minot’s Jacob Howie responded eight seconds later and Cameron Rowat tied the game two minutes later. Jon Lizotte scored the game-winning goal with 2:54 left and Tyler Shipstad secured the victory with an empty netter.

The Tauros (6-12-2) travel to play the Minnesota Magicians at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

-Daily News Staff

Polak, Avakovs place again for Minot State

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minot State University wrestlers Marcus Polak and Ricards Avakovs each took fourth place in their respective weight classes Saturday at the Concordia College Cobber Open.

Both wrestlers also placed last weekend at the North Dakota State University Open.

Avakovs went 3-2 in the 157-pound division Saturday, including wins against University of Mary’s Brandon DeLao and NDSU’s Joseph Carpenter.

Polak received a bye in his first-round matchup and defeated an NDSU opponent before losing to eventual champion Cooper Moore of Northern Iowa in the semifinals. The junior finished 2-2 on the day.

The other nine MSU wrestlers combined for four wins.

“I don’t think we wrestled as consistently as a team today as we have the last couple weeks,” MSU coach Robin Ersland said in a press release. “However, we wrestled hard and competed. Ricards and Marcus both wrestled well and did a nice job placing in their weight class.”

The Beavers compete in the University of Jamestown Open on Saturday.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers swept by Iowa State

AMES, Iowa – The Minot State University men’s club hockey team started strong, but surrendered four unanswered goals in a 4-1 loss to Iowa State on Saturday.

MSU forward Sean Delwo gave the Beavers a 1-0 lead 6 minutes, 38 seconds into the first period before it went south for the defending champions. Iowa State’s Mike Sellers tied the game at 10:29 of the second and John Feavel scored the game-winner with five seconds left in the frame.

“This one was tough tonight,” MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. “We played well in the first and for most of the second, but big mistakes became our downfall. We are in a bit of a slump, but we will bounce back.”

Sam Parle and Annti Helanto netted goals for the Cyclones (16-3-1) in the third.

The Beavers (10-4-1) travel to play Colorado on Dec. 5.

– Daily News Staff

Wisconsin guard signs with MSU

Kari Clements, a 5-foot-7 guard from Trevor, Wis., signed a National Letter of Intent on Friday to compete with the Minot State University women’s basketball program.

Clements averaged 16.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 3.2 assists per game for Wilmont High School last season. She shot 53 percent from the floor and was named the most valuable player of the Southern Lakes Conference.

“Kari is a skilled point guard who really has a knack for scoring,” MSU coach Sheila Green Gerding said in a press release. “She can pass with either hand, sees the court well, can knock down the 3 or get into a gap. She is also a great kid and a very good student. We are very excited that Kari has chosen to join us.”

Clements is the second player in MSU’s 2014 recruiting class. Australian post Caitlin McLachlan inked with the Beavers on Wednesday.

– Daily News Staff

UC Davis powers past North Dakota

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) – Gabe Manzanares rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns and Brady Stuart kicked four field goals as UC Davis won its home finale 31-18 over North Dakota on Saturday night.

Manzanares and Stuart were part of an unusual swing of 12 points in 32 seconds that sparked a breakaway for the Aggies (4-7, 4-3 Big Sky). Stuart had booted the second of his career-best four field goals – a 29-yarder – to start the second quarter and break a 3-3 tie. North Dakota’s Greg Hardin fumbled the ensuing kickoff in the end zone and in the confusion the ball came out of the end zone and was batted back in for a UC Davis safety.

Manzanares then scored the first of his TDs, boosting the lead to 15-3.

Hardin caught 11 passes for 179 yards and Kenny Golladay caught 5 for 109 and a TD for North Dakota (3-8, 2-6).

Minn. Duluth skates to 6-3 win over UND

GRAND FORKS (AP) – Adam Krause scored two goals and Austin Farley added a goal and an assist to lead Minnesota-Duluth past North Dakota 6-3 on Saturday.

UMD (5-4-1, 2-2-0-0 National Collegiate Hockey Conference) scored three times in the first period to earn a split of the two-game weekend series.

North Dakota (4-5-1, 3-5-0-0), which had lost three of its last four home games, won 4-2 on Friday.

Willie Raskob had three assists Saturday for the Bulldogs, who got 17 saves from Aaron Crandall.

Dillon Simpson had a goal and an assist for UND. Bryn Chyzyk and Paul Ladue scored for North Dakota.

“The difference in the game was our game management the last two minutes of the first period and the last minute of the second period. That was the difference in the hockey game,” UND coach Dave Hakstol said.

Alex Iafallo on Minnesota-Duluth and Dillon Simpson of North Dakota exchanged early goals, but the last half of the first period belonged to the Bulldogs.

Krause and Farley scored just two minutes apart for a 3-1 lead after one period. Krause took a drop pass on an odd-man rush and beat Clarke Saunders at 17:32. Farley scored on a shot from the point through traffic on a power play at 19:49.

Saunders made 10 saves on 13 shots on goal in the period. UMD outshot North Dakota 13-8.

UND replaced Saunders with Zane Gothberg in the second period and they combined for 18 saves.

Krause and Sammy Spurrell added insurance goals for the Bulldogs. Spurrell’s goal came minutes after UMD killed off a 5-on-3 power play.