Area roundup: Meyers reaches 1,000 digs for Cougars in weekend tourney
Meyers hits 1,000 digs as Cedar Mountain goes 3-2 at Maple River
MAPLETON — Nadia Meyers got her 1,000th career dig on Saturday at a tournament in Maple River as Cedar Mountain finished 3-2 in the tournament.
The Cougars defeated St. Charles (25-10, 25-13) and Austin (25-14, 25-12), fell to Redwood Valley (26-24, 19-25, 9-15), topped Blooming Prairie (25-22, 25-17) and fell to Martin County West (23-25, 24-26).
Meyers reached her 1,000th career dig against Redwood Valley on her fourth of the match. Meyers finished the day with 98 set assists, while Hailey Hollar and Teresa Larsen both led the team in kills on the day with 36 apiece.
Nicollet takes 3rd at
NICOLLET — Nicollet finished its home invite with 7 1/2 points, winning the third-place game over Dassel-Cokato 25-18, 30-28.
Nicollet defeated Mankato Loyola (25-9, 25-23), fell to United South Central (18-25, 20-25), tied with Sleepy Eye (26-24, 23-25), defeated Dassel-Cokato (25-20, 25-22) and beat Dassel-Cokato again in a third-place game.
Brooklyn Bode led the Raiders on the day with 37 kills, while Shannon Soost finished the invite with 24 kills and 12 blocks.
Sleepy Eye finished second at the invite. No stats were reported for Sleepy Eye.
USC won the invite.
Nicollet travels to Winthrop for a nonconference match with Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Monday night.
Springfield/CM boys finish third at Tri-Conference Showdown
BUTTERFIELD — The Springfield/Cedar Mountain boys cross-country team finished third at a Tri-Conference Showdown meet at Voss Park on Saturday.
The three conferences featured in the meet were the Tomahawk, Red Rock and Valley Conference.
The Springfield/CM boys saw Matthew Groebner take fifth overall with a time of 17:55, while Ben Potter took seventh (18:31), Bryan Buerkle took 16th (20:06) and Lucas Hensch took 17th (20:09).
The Springfield/CM girls didn’t have enough runners to place, but Katie Thram finished first overall at the meet to lead the Springfield/CM girls with a time of 21:21, while Skyla Dauer tool seventh (22:38), Abby Groebner took 17th (25:15) and Aliza Griffis took 21st (28:55).
The Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s/Sleepy Eye/New Ulm Cathedral teams participated in the meet also and were led by Noah Christensen’s sixth-place finish for the varsity boys and Raul Rodriguez’s eighth-place finish. No official times were submitted.
GHEC/Truman 36, St. Mary’s 20
GRANADA — Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman defeated Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 36-20 on Friday night in a 9-man football game.
St. Mary’s was led by Mark Anderson’s 199 yards passing and three touchdowns. He completed 9 of 23 passes and also threw three interceptions. Jon Petermann had 16 carries for 52 yards also for the Knights, while Hayden Zarn had seven carries for 43 yards. Kaleb Wait had three catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns, while Talan Helget had four catches for 61 yards and Wyatt Pollard had a 15-yard TD catch.
Zarn led the Knights on defense with eight tackles, while Helget had seven tackles, three tackles for a loss and a sack.
Greenville 30, MLC 27
GREENVILLE, Ill. — A 19-yard field goal by Lucas Herma with three seconds left to play lifted Greenville past Martin Luther College 30-27 on Saturday in an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference football game.
MLC led 27-13 early in the fourth quarter before Greenville mounted its comeback.
Max Nordlie completed 4 of 4 pass for the Knights for 69 yards and ran for 88 yards on six carries. Zach Arndt had 18 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown also for the Knights, while Rees Roecker had eight carries for 51 yards and a TD, Jonathan Slater had seven carries for 32 yards and a TD, Carson Oestereich had 12 carries for 20 yards and a score and Mason Cox had a 45-yard reception.
Nathan Golisch had two interceptions and six tackles to lead the MLC defense.
MLC 4, NCU 1
MINNEAPOLIS — Martin Luther College downed North Central University 4-1 on Saturday in an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer game.
Kaitlin Butler, Hannah Schroeder, Lydia Krenke and Madeline Walz each had a goal for the Knights. The Knights led 2-0 at halftime and gave up a goal in the 61st minute before Krenke and Walz scored less than four minutes apart to give the Knights a comfortable lead late in the game.
MLC outshot NCU 20-13 overall and 12-8 in shots on goal. Grace Sievert was in net for the Knights and stopped seven shots.
The win moves MLC to 4-5-1 overall and 2-3 in the conference.
NCU 2, MLC 0
MINNEAPOLIS — North Central University shut down Martin Luther College 2-0 on Saturday in an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference men’s soccer game.
MLC was outshot 21-11 overall and 10-6 in shots on goal. Adam Rosenbaum stopped seven shots in net for MLC, now 1-8-1 overall and 0-5 in the UMAC.
UNW 3, MLC 0
NEW ULM — The University of Northwestern-St. Paul swept Martin Luther College 25-15, 25-17, 25-14 on Saturday in an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball match.
Grace Kieselhorst led the Knights (6-1, 2-3) with seven kills, nine set assists and seven digs, while Hannah Willems had six kills and Lydia Feidt had five kills. Kylie Wolf had 14 set assists also for MLC, while Naomi Bridgemen had seven digs.