Bison Roundup


North Dakota State placed 10th at the University of Maryland Terrapin Invitational Oct. 14 with a 54-hole 916.

UM took the title with a 4-over-par 868, followed by Loyola University-Maryland at 9-over-par 873 and Elon with 889.

Bill Carlson and Connor Holland tied for 31st with a 54-hole, 11-over-par 227. Jake Herdine tied for 37th with a 13-over-par 229. Trent Olson tied for 50th with a 234 and Ursinio Puga tied for 67th with a 239.

The men will finish out their fall schedule Monday and Tuesday at the McNeese State Quail Valley Invitational at Quail Valley in Vero Beach, Fla.

Men’s cross country

NDSU took home its third-straight University of North Dakota Ron Pynn Invitational team title Saturday in Grand Forks.

Senior Lucas DeGree captured the individual title with an 8-kilometer course time of 25 minutes and 10 seconds. The time was DeGree’s second-fastest in an 8k course and his first individual collegiate title in cross country.

Senior Marty Joyce took third with a time of 25:22.5. Senior Brett Kelly took fourth at 25:27.2.

Junior Brendan Skime took fifth overall with a time of 25:33.2. Redshirt freshman Brant Gilbertson took sixth at 25:42.8.

The title marks the second-straight championship for the Bison, preceded by the South Dakota State Classic on Oct. 4. The team is ranked 13th in the Midwest Region by the United State Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Women’s cross country

The NDSU women’s cross country team captured their third-straight UND Ron Pynn Invitational title Saturday in Grand Forks.

Sophomore Erin Teschuk won the 5-kilometer course with a personal-best time of 17:19.3, which marks the third-fastest 5k run in NDSU cross country history. The time also marks Teschuk’s second title of the season, the first coming from the Bison Open Aug. 29.

Sophomore Taylor Janssen took third at 18:05.5. Junior Paige Stratioti took fourth at 18:07.4.

Junior Ashley Heinze took seventh at 18:24.9, and sophomore Tarin Lachowitzer took eighth at 18:26.3.

Both men’s and women’s cross country teams will be back in action Nov. 1 to host the Summit League Cross Country Championships at the Rose Creek Golf Course in Fargo.


NDSU volleyball fell to Fort Wayne Saturday 3-1 with set scores of 20-25, 25-18, 25-20, and 25-14.

Junior outside hitter Jenni Fassbender had 21 kills for the Bison (8-14, 2-6 Summit League). The sophomore outside hitter had eight kills and sophomore middle blocker Emily Miron had eight kills and four blocks.

Freshman Brianna Rasmusson had 22 assists, and sophomore libero Emily Milligan had 16 digs.

The team bounced back Sunday and picked up a win against Valparaiso 3-2 with set scores of 25-20, 16-25, 25-20, 21-25 and 15-13.

Fassbender hit 22 kills in the matchup, and Miron had 16 kills and nine blocks. Milligan had 25 digs, and sophomore setter Monica Claxton had 34 assists.

The Bison will take the court again 7 p.m. Friday against Nebraska-Omaha at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse in Fargo.


NDSU took home another shutout Sunday against IPFW with a 1-0 victory in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Anisha Kinnarath scored the lone goal in the 28th minute from 10 yards out, marking her second goal of the season.

IPFW outshot NDSU (7-6-2, 3-1-2 Summit League) 18-11 and had eight corner kicks compared to NDSU’s four.

The Bison will play again at 7 p.m. on Friday at Dacotah Field in Fargo against Denver.

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