Sports wrap: SCSU men’s hockey remains undefeated, regional soccer teams advance to high school sectional finals

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The Huskies men’s varsity hockey team improved to 4-0-0 with a win over Wisconsin. The team won 5-1 on Friday, breaking a scoreless tie at 3:56 of the second period. Grant Cruickshank was assisted by Micah Miller. Cruickshank assisted on the second score, a handball goal by Grant Ahkan at 13:11. Cooper Wiley lit the lamp 61 seconds later. SCSU got two more in the bottom of the third.

The Huskies won 2-1 on Saturday. Once again it was Grant Cruikshank with the opening score 18:23 into the second period. He was assisted by Kyler Kupka and Veeti Miettinen. Corson Ceulemans tied it for Wisconsin at 8:34 in the third. SCSU’s Kyler Kupka scored the game-winner on the go-ahead run at 13:58 of the final frame.

The women’s team hosted No. 4 Wisconsin at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. They were swept, including a 5-0 loss on Friday. The team came back from being suspended to push the Badgers to overtime on Saturday, where they fell 3-2. SCSU’s Jenniina Nylund scored both goals for the home team. Wisconsin tied the game with 1:01 left in regulation, and Caroline Harvey scored just over three minutes into the extra frame.

College football

University of St. John 49, College of St. Olaf 10: It was a dominant win for the Johnnies for the second week in a row. St. John’s hit the road for Northfield where they sent St. Olaf’s College. The Johnnies got on the board 1:10 into the game when quarterback Aaron Syverson connected with Nick VanErp, covering 58 yards to the end zone. Syverson would throw four more TDs, including three to Alex Larson. The Johnnies remain at #5 in the latest NCAA Division III poll after the win.

Student Volleyball

Concordia-St. Paul 3, Saint Cloud State 0 (16-25, 12-25, 19-25): Huskies volleyball split over the weekend, dropping Friday’s match to #2 C-SP. Lynsey Rachel and Kenzie Foley led SCSU in kills, the only players to break into double figures. Keely Kurschner had 13 tackles in the backfield.

Saint Cloud State 3, Winona State 1 (21-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-16): Back in the friendly confines of Halenbeck Hall on Saturday, SCSU rallied to earn the win. Lynsey Rachel had 19 kills, set up by Emma Berran’s 46 assists. Phoebe Rossi provided four aces. Kenzie Foley and Keeley Kershner each had 13 digs.

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The SCSU men’s varsity soccer team lost its only game this week, a 4-2 loss at home to Saginaw Valley State. Philip Caputo scored both of the Huskies’ goals less than three minutes apart late in the first half. The Cardinal’s Jonathan Monney scored the winning goal in the 75th minute.

The women’s team split a road kit. The team was shut out by Augustana on Friday, 2-0. They bounced back on Sunday, shutting out Wayne State. Jada Dachtler scored the only score of the contest in the 12th minute. It was created by Gracie Parsons. Wayne State had just three shots on goal.

High school volleyball

Brainerd 3, St. Cloud Apollo 0 (8-25, 15-25, 7-25): Played on Friday night.

Bemidji 3, Sartell 2 (25-18, 21-25, 25-16, 13-25, 15-17): An outstanding game goes in favor of the Lumberjacks. Brenna McClure recorded 20 kills to go along with three solo blocks and five assisted blocks. Eli Rangel added 16 kills. Libero Avery Templin led the team with 33 digs. Grace Schulte was the Sabres’ primary setter. The match was played on Saturday.

Cathedral participated in a tournament in Benilde-St. Margaret’s Saturday, going 2-2. They defeated DeLaSalle (2-1) and Holy Family (2-1), but fell to the host team (1-2) and New Life Academy (0-2).

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8A Semifinal

St. Cloud Cathedral 4, Central Minnesota Christian 1: Josef Torborg was the only player for both teams with two hits. Philip O’Neill was the key player with two assists for the Crusaders. The Section 8A championship is set for Tuesday night at Sauk Centre. The Crusaders will face the Fergus Falls Otters.


8AAA Semifinal

Sartel-St. Stephen 2, Buffalo 1 (old): The Sabres’ undefeated season experienced one of its harshest tests yet. Sartell beat Buffalo on Saturday in a shootout 3-0. Saber guard Anna Lundeen slammed the door and the team advances to the championship game against STMA on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

8AA Semifinals

East Grand Forks 4, St. Cloud Tech 0: Cara Ellis recorded a hat trick for the Green Wave.

8A Semifinal

Cathedral 2, St. John’s Prep 0: Hope Shuler and Nora Simones scored for the Crusaders. Goalie Amelia Newiger made four saves to get the shutout.


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