Sunday Roundup 9/1/19
The roster is set for now and there's still a lot to optimistic about with this team but until the games are being played and focus can move away from some of the transactions, it's a wear out. Fortunately, the games are less than a week away now so the consternation and frustration and confusion due to moves will finally - mercifully - get pushed to the back burner!!
The Football team started out as well as anyone could have imagined. It was a taste and much tougher tests lie ahead but for the longer run down of my thoughts about them, check out the Pick Six replacement!
Away from the 100 yard field, both the Soccer & Volleyball teams won by 3-0 on Friday. For Soccer Elyse Huber scored twice with Brookelyn Dew chipping in the other inbetween. The Cross Country teams also got underway with appropriately high finishes as they ran in their own back yard.
The Volleyball team returned for a pair on Saturday but fell 3-0 and 3-1 to Loyola-Chicago & Western Kentucky in Toledo. Then the Soccer team closed out the week with a 1-0 win over New Hampshire courtesy of Huber.
The Dragons Soccer team concluded the preseason with a 1-1 tie against Jamestown as the only action thus far.
With the opinion that no news is good news so far as injuries go, it was another good week for Moorhead State .
In the first two days of competition the Cobbers all but ran the gamut of their athletics. Cross County, Women's Soccer & Volleyball got to work on Friday with a pair of fifth place finishes by the runners, a 3-2 win over Buena Vista by the Volleyballers & a 3-0 win over Presentation on the pitch. For the Soccer team goals came from Kay Franzese, Klara Beinhorn & Sarah Liimatta, while more than doubling the shots taken by the Saints.
On Saturday it was time for the Golf teams to hit the links. The guys finished in fifth while the women were ninth. The men's Soccer team started their season against Crown with a 3-0 win of their own. Sam Gess started the offense and was followed in succession by Nate Weaver & Sam Gess with the repeat. The Volleyball team played another two but dropped each by identical 3-1 scores.
The women's Soccer team returned to the field today and made it an early 2-0 record with a 2-1 win thanks to goals by Kalli Baarstad & Karsen Granning.
High School Sports
On Friday Bismarck Century came to Davies as part of the first full weekend of high school Football. If you missed it but want to see the pictures or read a bit about it, you know what to do!
A sweep by the Saints this week could have sunk the birds' chance at finishing atop the American Association. With just one game left in the season, it could still play out that way once the games are done tomorrow. But to their credit, the Redhawks bounced back with two wins at home over the last two days. St. Paul controls it's own destiny and as the two teams remain tied, anything but a loss by them & a win by the Redhawks will result in the birds coming up just short of the top finish.