Minot girls soccer falls in state semifinals

MANDAN – The Minot High girls soccer team’s state title hopes were dashed Friday night.

The Fargo Davies Eagles defeated Minot 3-2 in the semifinals of the North Dakota State girls soccer tournament at Dacotah Centennial Park in Mandan.

The Eagles scored twice in the opening half to take a 2-0 lead into intermission.

Junior Jaiden Langlie scored 10 minutes into the match to give Davies a 1-0 lead. Senior Jenny Marsh, who is committed to play soccer at Duke University next season, added an unassisted goal to round out the first half.

“It was a frustrating first half for us,” Minot coach Matt Pfau said.

Minot seemed to get momentum as sophomore Kelsi Mensen scored five minutes into the second half, reducing the deficit to 2-1. She scored on an assist from junior Sofia Lewis.

However, the Eagles struck back 25 seconds later, as Langlie scored on an unassisted effort.

“They passed the ball better than us,” Pfau said. “We chased them rather than marking up.”

With the loss, the Majettes will play Fargo North for third place at 1:15 p.m. today.

The Majettes defeated Fargo North 3-0 in a match played in Mandan on April 30.

“They’ve got forwards that are talented and have speed,” Pfau said.

Davies will play Century for the state title at 3 p.m. today. The Patriots defeated Fargo North in the first semifinal contest earlier Friday.

Inclement weather wipes out state tourney games

JAMESTOWN – Inclement weather in the Jamestown area forced the postponement of Friday’s Class A state tournament action.

All games will be moved to today, with two fields being used.

Among Friday’s games that were postponed was Bishop Ryan’s contest against Fargo North in the consolation bracket. The Lions were leading 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth when play was stopped. Freshman Sealy Rovig had a home run in Friday’s action for Ryan.

The contest will resume at 9 a.m. today.

The Class A baseball tournament, also being played in Jamestown, was also impacted by the severe weather. The two consolation contests were completed before play was called for the day.

Fargo Davies edged Fargo South 3-2, while Williston blanked Bismarck 2-0 to advance to today’s fifth-place contest.

The baseball action will resume today with the semifinals beginning at 10 a.m. The state title game is slated for 6 p.m.

Additionally, one semifinal contest in both the Class B softball and baseball state tournaments were postponed Friday and will be made up today.

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Minot girls soccer falls in state semifinals

By Daily News Staff

sports@minotdailynews.com

MANDAN – The Minot High girls soccer team’s state title hopes were dashed Friday night.

The Fargo Davies Eagles defeated Minot 3-2 in the semifinals of the North Dakota State girls soccer tournament at Dacotah Centennial Park in Mandan.

The Eagles scored twice in the opening half to take a 2-0 lead into intermission.

Junior Jaiden Langlie scored 10 minutes into the match to give Davies a 1-0 lead. Senior Jenny Marsh, who is committed to play soccer at Duke University next season, added an unassisted goal to round out the first half.

“It was a frustrating first half for us,” Minot coach Matt Pfau said.

Minot seemed to get momentum as sophomore Kelsi Mensen scored five minutes into the second half, reducing the deficit to 2-1. She scored on an assist from junior Sofia Lewis.

However, the Eagles struck back 25 seconds later, as Langlie scored on an unassisted effort.

“They passed the ball better than us,” Pfau said. “We chased them rather than marking up.”

With the loss, the Majettes will play Fargo North for third place at 1:15 p.m. today.

The Majettes defeated Fargo North 3-0 in a match played in Mandan on April 30.

“They’ve got forwards that are talented and have speed,” Pfau said.

Davies will play Century for the state title at 3 p.m. today. The Patriots defeated Fargo North in the first semifinal contest earlier Friday.

Inclement weather wipes out state tourney games

JAMESTOWN – Inclement weather in the Jamestown area forced the postponement of Friday’s Class A state tournament action.

All games will be moved to today, with two fields being used.

Among Friday’s games that were postponed was Bishop Ryan’s contest against Fargo North in the consolation bracket. The Lions were leading 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth when play was stopped. Freshman Sealy Rovig had a home run in Friday’s action for Ryan.

The contest will resume at 9 a.m. today.

The Class A baseball tournament, also being played in Jamestown, was also impacted by the severe weather. The two consolation contests were completed before play was called for the day.

Fargo Davies edged Fargo South 3-2, while Williston blanked Bismarck 2-0 to advance to today’s fifth-place contest.

The baseball action will resume today with the semifinals beginning at 10 a.m. The state title game is slated for 6 p.m.

Additionally, one semifinal contest in both the Class B softball and baseball state tournaments were postponed Friday and will be made up today.

Follow the Minot Daily sports on Twitter @MDN_Sports.