Sports briefs 05/02/14

Beavers split at NSIC tourney

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Minot State softball team defeated Upper Iowa 6-2 in its first game of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament, but dropped a 3-1 decision to top-seeded Minnesota State-Mankato on Thursday at Sherman Park.

Ali Cygan lifted the Beavers past Upper Iowa with a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth, part of a five-run inning. It was Cygan’s first home run this season.

“Getting the win is pretty big,” MSU coach Bill Triplett said in a press release. “If you don’t win that game it’s too long a road to come back from.”

The Beavers couldn’t muster any offense against the Mavericks. They finished with five hits and scored their lone run in the seventh.

MSU-Mankato scored in the first and added two more in the sixth.

“I thought in several facets of the game, we played well enough to win,” Triplett said.

The Beavers play Concordia-St. Paul today at 10 a.m.

Majettes handle Williston

WILLISTON – The Minot High girls tennis team received wins from its top five singles and top two doubles in a 7-2 victory against Williston on Thursday.

Minot senior Ban Dodin opened the meet with a straight-set victory over Keyanna Enget in No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-2. All seven match wins for the Majettes (4-1 overall, 3-1 West Region) came in straight sets. Senior Emily Beck dropped the fewest games in her match with Bethany Pippin in No. 5 singles, winning 6-2, 6-1.

Dodin and junior Latasha Klein won their match at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-2, and eighth-grader Jenna Coggins and senior Kendra Collins posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory in No. 2 doubles.

“We saw some improved doubles play from our top two teams and hope to carry that into our match with Dickinson,” Minot coach Scott DeLorme said in a press release.

Minot travels to Dickinson today at 4 p.m.

MHS girls soccer shut out by Century

BISMARCK – For the first time all season, the Minot High girls soccer team was unable to register a goal, falling 1-0 to Century on Thursday.

Century’s Joanna Jensen scored the game-winning goal in the 44th minute. Aly Dollinger was credited with the assist.

Minot goalkeeper Kaitlyn Stenberg finished with 12 saves.

The Majettes (6-1 overall, 4-1 West Region) host Bismarck on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Ryan softball routs Turtle Mountain

The Bishop Ryan softball team compiled 40 runs on 26 hits in a doubleheader sweep over Turtle Mountain on Thursday at South Hill Complex.

Ryan junior Hannah Stewart no-hit the Bravettes and went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double, six RBIs and four wins during a 24-0 win in Game 1. Stewart stuck out nine and issued a lone walk to St. Claire to spoil a perfect game.

Seniors Maddie Lipp, Anika Rovig and Macy Christianson and sophomore Sheyenne Schmidt had three-plus hits in the opener.

Turtle Mountain issued 13 walks in Game 2 as the Lions scored 16 runs on just five hits in a 16-0 victory in Game 2. Ryan senior Brieann Backes picked up the win, scattering two hits in five innings, striking out 12.

The Lions play Minot High on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Ryan baseball crushes Sawyer

The Bishop Ryan baseball team scored 12 runs in the second inning en route to a 14-0 victory against Sawyer on Thursday at Corbett Field.

Ryan senior Tyler Allers pitched a complete-game two-hitter, striking out six.

Tanner Sanders went 3-for-3 with a triple, double, three RBIs and two runs scored for the Lions. Jared Will and Nate Berentson also recorded multiple hits.

The Lions play at Velva-Drake-Anamoose on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

-Daily News Staff