MSU finishes 9th, 10th at NSIC
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minot State University men's and women's cross country teams each improved on their performances from a meet three weeks ago at Les Bolstad Golf Course.
But it wasn't enough to compete with the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference's best on Saturday.
The women's team finished ninth out of 14 teams, and the men's team placed 10th out of 13 teams at the NSIC Fall Championships.
Senior Brandon Velasquez paced the men's squad with a time of 27 minutes, 30 seconds in the eight-kilometer (4.97-mile) race and finished 41st overall. Junior Max Boeckel finished 46th with a time of 27:41.
"We had our tightest pack all season, with only a minute and twenty seconds between runners one and five," MSU coach Stu Melby said in a press release. "It was a great team performance by us, but the conference is very tough and we knew that coming in."
Senior Danielle Anderson paced the women's squad with a six-kilometer (3.73-mile) time of 23:37. Cassie Sayler, also a senior, finished in 24:26.
"Both sides, men and women, have improved," Melby said. "I can't say anything bad about our effort or our performance."
Augustana College (S.D.) won both team events. Augustana junior Paul Yak won the men's race in 24:59, and University of Mary senior Melissa Agnew won the women's race in 21:48.
- Daily News Staff
Beavers bounced in 3 sets
MARSHALL, Minn. - The Minot State University volleyball team was little competition for No. 1 Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday.
SMSU beat the Beavers (5-19 overall, 1-13 Northern Sun) in straight sets, 25-11, 25-15, 25-14.
"It comes down to playing at a consistent level," MSU coach Travis Ward said in a press release. "It's nothing new for us. We need to play consistent in all aspects of our game and right now we aren't doing that."
Freshman outside hitter Mallory Sall led MSU with 10 kills. Sophomore setter Emily Byrne had 24 assists.
The Beavers play at the University of Minnesota, Crookston at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26.
- Daily News Staff
Tauros fall at Brookings
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Brookings scored three unanswered goals to defeat the Minot Minotauros 3-1 on Saturday.
Brookings forward Eric Brenk scored the Blizzard's first goal at 13:41 of the second period and assisted on the game-winning goal by foward Vsevold Kramerev at 1:13 of the third.
Forward Beau Ricketts scored for the Tauros (2-9-1 overall) at 13:56 of the first period on the power play.
The Tauros play at Wenatchee (Wash.) at 7:05 p.m. on Friday.
-Daily News Staff