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

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 ...

SMSU SWIMMING AND DIVING: SMSU opens home season with big win over ILCC

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State women's swimming & diving program hosted its first-ever meet on Saturday earning a 118-33 victory over Iowa Lakes Community College at the Don Palm Natatorium. SMSU, which dropped to Minnesota State in its first dual of the season on Friday ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall places fifth at True Team section meet

HUTCHINSON — The Marshall girls swimming and diving team competed in the True Team section meet on Saturday, placing fifth with a score of 966.5. Delano took first with a score of 1527.5, followed by Hutchinson in second (1526.5), Orono in third (1336.5) and Mound Westonka/Holy Family in ...

NCAA FOOTBALL: Lance leads NDSU past Northern Iowa

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

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

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

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 SOCCER: Strong start carries Mavericks past Mustangs on Friday afternoon

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State soccer team (6-3, 4-3 NSIC) braved the elements on Friday afternoon in Mankato as Minnesota State (8-2, 5-2 NSIC) claimed a 5-1 victory. MSU's first two goals were scored by Jenny Vetter, her sixth and seventh goals of the season. Vetter started the ...

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

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

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 ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Seniors lead the way for Tigers in sweep over TMB

MARSHALL — The Marshall volleyball team’s seven senior leaders were recognized for their illustrious careers prior to Thursday’s match against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton and later helped guide the team to its 20th win of the season in a straight-sets sweep over the Panthers. Coach Dan ...

SECTION 2A BOYS SOCCER: Cold open

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 ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Stifling defense guides Canby to win over Vikings

MINNEOTA — The Canby Lancers have flexed their defensive muscle all season long, holding teams to under 12 points per game entering Thursday’s contest. That continued against No. 3-ranked Minneota, as the Lancers upset the Vikings 8-2. Sophomore running back Ty Stoks led the Lancers with ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Tigers prepare for regular season home finale against Waseca

MARSHALL — The Marshall football team continued its strong play last week in a 56-12 victory against Worthington, with the Tigers racking up 316 yards of total offense while holding Worthington to just 160 yards, including only 25 yards rushing. This week, the Tigers return to Mattke Field ...

SMSU CROSS COUNTRY: SMSU runs at NIACC Invite on Friday

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 ...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Marshall takes down Redwood Valley in battle of top teams

MARSHALL — The Marshall volleyball team took a giant step towards capturing its sixth straight Big South Conference title on Tuesday by sweeping the red-hot Redwood Valley Cardinals in front of a raucous home crowd. The victory for Marshall marked the end of Redwood Valley’s 11-game win ...