The Purple edged Washington on Thursday night. If you missed it, go back & check out the Sloberknockers from that one. Since today was absent the Skol, took a look ahead at how things may best play out in April.
The Bison's week started with history. In their last tournament of the Fall, the men's Golf team won the ODU/OBX and set three school records again this year in the process. Take a peek at the announcement for all the details!
A couple days later the Soccer team came up short against SDSU, 1 - 0. Back at home the Wrestling team held their annual scrimmage as one more sign that Winter is coming.
A day later the Volleyball team took care of business 3 - 1 in the continuation of bunny week.
On Saturday it came to a head in a Dakota Marker game that won't be soon forgotten but will be hard to surpass! If you missed it or somehow hadn't heard, check out the S or N from the rivalry showdown.
The Volleyball team got the last rites of the week but were goose-egged by Omaha, 3 - 0.
All of it pales in comparison to what will be taking place on Wednesday night. The men's season-opening exhibition against Dickinson State will be used as a fundraiser toward Landon's Light. Even I don't expect a packed SHAC every night but that place should be near capacity this time.
The Dragons had a late start to the week but managed to squeeze plenty of competition. On Friday it was the aquathletes, Soccer & Volleyball. The Swim & Dive were in Sioux Falls into Saturday and had some positive individual results but couldn't string them together well enough. For the full results, check the post! The Soccer team wasn't able to fare much better as they were shutout against Concordia-St. Paul, as was the Volleyball team against the Golden Bears.
The Cross Country teams were in Nebraska for the NSIC championships. The men were the first runners-up while the women came in 11th place. Nadir Yusuf finished in third for the men to lead the pack of four runners to finish 18th or better. For all the specifics check the release.
The Volleyball team was shutout again against Mankato. The Football team travelled to Marshall and got a much-needed win over SW MN St. 23-14 after jumping out to a 20-0 lead.
The Soccer team closed out the week against Mankato but were also held scoreless, 3-0.
The Cobbers jumped off with some Volleyball against Mayville State. After the Comets swept that one, Concordia came back to beat Gustavus 3-1 on Friday. They closed out the 3x week against Carleton with a sweep of their own.
On the Football field the Cobbers got shutout by Bethel, 31-0. The men's Soccer team lost on Saturday as well, 4-0 while the women Futbol ended 1-0, Concordia, with the winning goal coming from Grace Lawlor.
After the low-key training camp & pre-season, the Wolves have exploded into the regular season. As if the overtime win to open the year wasn't good enough, they let Charlotte jump out big on them on Friday only to run it back for the win. Then tonight's home opener kind of kept with the same script, save one key difference, that Wiggins took over down the stretch instead of it being all Towns, all the time.
3 of 82 is a small sample size but they've earned the tag of the year already - The Comeback Pack. It's not a recipe for season-long, big-time success but may well come in handy during the dog days of the season.
Chicago came to town for a Friday/Saturday doubleheader. The windy took Friday night 3-1. On Saturday Fargo took a two-goal lead but then fell victim to five straight netters by Chicago to lose 7-4. I won't ever qualify as a Hockey fan but that is the sort of offense that makes it watchable. The only way it could be better is if Fargo was the team that scored the touchdown!
High School Sports
The regular season of Football in North Dakota came to a conclusion this week with Sheyenne finishing atop the conference. West Fargo, Davies & South round out the top four from our side of the state. On the East side of the river, Moorhead, D-G-F & Barnesville all advanced to section championship games with the Spuds going blow for blow with Alexandria & coming out on top while the other two rolled to lopsided wins.
Off the radar, West Fargo added another title to their trophy case as the Girls Cross Country team won the team competition. Fargo North's Anna Lien was the highest individual finisher from the area, coming in at third.