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SMSU VOLLEYBALL: No. 9 SMSU drops road match to MSU on Saturday

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MANKATO — The Southwest Minnesota State volleyball team (11-5, 5-3 NSIC) suffered its third consecutive conference loss at the hands of Minnesota State (11-5, 5-3 NSIC) on Saturday afternoon in a sweep (25-16, 25-22, 25-22) at the Taylor Center. The Mustangs were restricted to a .087 ...

SMSU SOCCER: Mustangs fall in overtime to No. 22 CSP

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ST. PAUL, — In the first overtime game of the season, the Southwest Minnesota State soccer team (6-4, 4-4 NSIC) held No. 22 Concordia St. Paul (9-0-2, 6-0-2 NSIC) scoreless in regulation, only for CSP to score in the 92nd minute for a 1-0 victory, to maintain CSP's undefeated record in ...

NCAA FOOTBALL: Lance leads NDSU past Northern Iowa

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Freshman Trey Lance threw three touchdown passes, two of them to Adam Cofield, and an FCS top-10 showdown never materialized as top-ranked North Dakota State breezed to a 46-14 victory over Northern Iowa, ranked 10th in the FCS Coaches poll, on Saturday. Lance started the ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Weathering the storm

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MARSHALL — The ninth-ranked Marshall football team stood tall in one of its toughest tests of the season on Friday with a 27-8 victory over the visiting Waseca Bluejays. Coach Terry Bahlmann came away pleased with the team’s performance and praised Konnor Aufenthie for stepping up big ...

SMSU VOLLEYBALL: No. 9 Mustangs drop to No. 7 CSP in four sets

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ST. PAUL — In a battle of a pair of Top 10 teams, No. 7 Concordia-St. Paul earned a hard-fought 3-1 victory over No. 9 Southwest Minnesota State on Friday night at the Gangelhoff Center in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference volleyball. SMSU dropped its second straight match is now 11-4 ...

SMSU SWIMMING AND DIVING: Entering a new era

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MARSHALL — For the most part, all has been relatively quiet at the Don Palm Natatorium. Despite being the host for the Marshall girls swimming team and other aquatic activities, the pool at Southwest Minnesota State University hasn’t had a collegiate experience in several decades. On May ...

SMSU SWIMMING AND DIVING: SMSU falls in first-ever NCAA II dual

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MANKATO — The Southwest Minnesota State women's swimming & diving team had its first-ever NCAA Division II meet on Friday night losing 192-74 to Minnesota State at the MSU pool. Friday was the first of nine regular season duals/meets SMSU will compete in this season under head coach ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Eagles sneak past Lakers, 31-26

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MADISON — Lac qui Parle Valley defeated Lakeview 31-26 on Friday. Senior running back Carter Louwagie ran for 219 and three touchdowns to lead Lakeview. Aaron Loe added 48 yards and a touchdown on the ground, while also throwing for 115 yards in the loss. Lakeview (3-4) will host ...

SECTION 2A BOYS SOCCER: Cold open

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MARSHALL — Both times the Marshall and Fairmont boys soccer teams faced each other this season, the games were tightly-contested and went down to the wire, with the Tigers narrowly escaping both matches with one-goal victories. The two sides met for a third time on Thursday night to open ...

SMSU CROSS COUNTRY: SMSU runs at NIACC Invite on Friday

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MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University women's and men's cross country teams return to action on Friday afternoon competing at the North Iowa Area Community College Trent Smith Invitational in Mason City, Iowa. The women's 5,000 meter race starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by the ...