Minotauros skate past Austin Bruins 7-3

AUSTIN, Minn. – The Minot Minotauros offense exploded for seven goals across the first and second periods Friday night in a 7-3 win over the Austin Bruins.

Forwards Jack Murphy and Michael Talbot each scored a pair of goals and Alex Adams, Zack Bross and Tyler Jeanson found the back of the net once for the Minotauros.

The first period featured 53 shots (Bruins 32, Minotauros 21) and the third period consisted of a single shot from Travis Kothenbeutel that produced a goal for the Bruins.

Goaltender Lucas Murray picked up the victory making 32 saves for Minot.

The Minotauros remain in Austin for another contest against the Bruins today at 7:05 p.m.

MSU falls in four sets

FAYETTE, Iowa – The Minot State University volleyball team fell in four sets (9-25, 25-22, 21-25, 12-25) to Upper Iowa Friday evening.

Despite dropping the first set by 16 points, the Beavers battled back and won the second set to go into the break tied 1-1. Challenging once again in the third set, MSU was tied with UIU 20-20 before the final 21-25 score in favor of the Peacocks.

The Beavers were led offensively by Janelle Nagy, Brileigh Boyce and Shelby Spuller who had 13, nine and eight kills, respectively. Nagy also had 22 digs, nine assists, two aces and a block.

Kelsey Dewulf led the team with 14 assists while Cindy Pelo finished with 21 digs.

Minot State will play again tomorrow, October 29, at Winona State. That game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

– MSU Athletics