Demons rally to take down Majettes soccer, 2-1
BISMARCK — A goal eight minutes into the game by Brooklyn Casey had the Minot High School girls soccer team on top of the West Region standings once again.
It stayed that way going into halftime. But, Ellengton Hill and the Bismarck High Demons weren’t going to relinquish the top spot by the end of the night on their home turf at the Bismarck Community Bowl.
Hill scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the second half to capture a 2-1 win for the Demons (8-1-0, 8-1-0 WDA) and handed the Majettes (6-2-1, 6-2-1 WDA) their second loss of the season.
“(We) played very well possession wise the entire game,” MHS head coach Matt Pfau said. “(We) just let Elle Hill have too much space a couple times and she’s a good player and made us pay.”
Minot outshot Bismarck heavily, 20-5 (14-5 shots on target). Demons goalkeeper Olivia Dickerson made all the save she needed to, while MHS goalkeeper Emelea Miller got beat twice.
Majettes senior Allison Lepp assisted Casey’s goal in the first half.
Minot returns to Bismarck on Monday for a road game against Bismarck Legacy at the Sanford Sports Complex. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.
MHS girls tennis defeats St. Mary’s on the road
BISMARCK — With a second straight match of strong singles play, the Minot High School girls tennis team was able to travel to Bismarck and defeat St. Mary’s, 7-2, at Tom O’Leary Tennis Courts Thursday.
“We’re starting to see better play throughout our entire lineup and I think that can be attributed to match play and some of our younger girls gaining experience,” Minot head coach Scott DeLorme said.
Senior Raquel Egge took down St. Mary’s Jenna Stiegelmeier in straight sets of 6-0 and 6-2. Minot’s Eden Olson followed suit, taking out Anna Braun in sets of 6-0 and 6-0. Also earning wins in singles were Sofia Egge, Syndey Fettig and Morgan Wheeler.
“After winning five singles matches to clinch the match, No. 1 and No. 3 doubles were able to quickly secure two more wins for us with an aggressive style of play in their doubles,” DeLorme said. “Aggressiveness has been a focus for us the last couple weeks and our doubles teams are starting to see some success with it.”
Up next, the Majettes will travel to Fargo today for a pair of non-conference matchups. First, they will take on Fargo North at 11 a.m. and then they will face Fargo Davies at 2 p.m.
Magi baseball suffers
sweep against Williston
WILLISTON — After a hard fought loss in Game 1, the Magicians were ultimately swept by the Williston Coyotes Thursday at Ardean Aafedt Stadium.
The non-conference matchup yielded two wins for the Williston Coyotes (17-3, 10-2 WDA) over the Magi (12-10, 7-7 WDA) by scores of 8-7 and 11-0.
Game 1 was close as the Magi came out in the first inning with two runs, which was answered by Williston with a run. Minot High tacked another run on in the second, to which the Coyotes answered with four.
The Coyotes led the game, 5-4, until the Magi scored three runs at the top of the sixth to go up by two. The Coyotes answered with three runs to seal the game, 8-7.
The Magicians had trouble getting to the bases in Game 2, with the only hits for the team coming from Alex Schimke and Jack Plemel. The Coyotes scored 11 runs over four innings to take home the win.
The Magi travel to Mandan Saturday for a non-conference matchup against the Braves. Game 1 starts at 12:30 p.m. at Haaland Field.
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