Bison Roundup

Men’s Golf

The North Dakota State men’s golf team won the Omaha Invitational team title on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the ArborLinks Golf Course. Posting round scores of 290, 290 and 287 for a 54-hole team score of 15-over par 867.

Sophomore Andrew Israelson finished second with a three-round 1-over par 214 (73-69-72) to lead the Bison, while senior Nick Myhre tied for third with a 4-over par 217 (73-73-71).

Freshmen Van Holmgren (73-77-72) and Lucas Johnson (77-73-72) tied for ninth at 9-over par 222 in their first collegiate tournament.

NDSU is to compete in the Alex Logowitz Memorial Invitational Sept. 9-10 in Hamilton, New York.

Women’s Golf

On the women’s side of the invitational, senior Natalie Roth won individual medalist honors for the second straight season, her third career tournament victory, as the Bison would win the Omaha Invitational Team Championship.

The Bison totaled round scores of 302, 292 and 298 for a 54-hole team score of 28-over par 892.

Roth’s final round 2-round par 70 to finish at the top of the leaderboard with a three-round 2-under par 214 (71-73-70).

Freshmen Taylor McCorkle and Alexis Thomas both recorded top-10 finishes. McCorkle finished third with a 7-over par 223 (75-73-75), as Thomas tied for sixth at 11-over par 227 (78-75-81).

NDSU is to travel to Anaconda, Montana, to compete in the Battle at Old Works tournament Sept. 11-12.

Men’s Cross Country

The NDSU men’s cross country team won the Bison Open on Friday Sept. 1, with six finishing in the top eight.

Unattached senior Cameron Roehl won the six-kilometer race in a time of 19:14.8. NDSU would finish 4-5-6-7-8 behind Roehl to finish with 25 points and the team title.

Alex Bartholomay finished fifth in a time of 19:29.4, cutting 50 seconds off his 6k time from last year’s Bison Open.

The Bison are scheduled to compete next at Minnesota’s Oz Memorial on Friday, Sept. 8.

Women’s Cross Country

NDSU junior Annika Rotvold won her first collegiate cross country title, helping the Bison win the Bison Open title.

Posting a time of 14:33.6 for the four-kilometer course, Rotvold dropped 30 seconds off her time from last year’s Bison Open. She led a group of five Bison in the top nine.

NDSU freshman Kelby Anderson finished second in her collegiate debut, finishing just one second behind Rotvold at 14:34.6.

The Bison are scheduled to compete next at Minnesota’s Oz Memorial on Friday, Sept. 8.


The Bison would fall short in a 1-0 loss to Northern Iowa, after a goal from Sarah Brandt in the 78th minute, Friday Sept. 1.

Goalkeeper Julia Edelstein made a career-high seven saves, with both Holly Enderle and Malley O’Brain tallying a shot on goal.

NDSU would also lose a 2-0 game against Drake on Sunday, Sept. 3.

Drake took a 1-0 lead after a goal in the 41st-minute from Olivia Bruce and Shelley Lyjak would score in the 69th-minute to make the lead 2-0.

Danielle Algera led the Bison with four shots on goal with Julia Edelstein matched her career high with seven saves.

North Dakota State is scheduled to play at Northern Colorado Friday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. MT.


The Bison would go 3-0 this past weekend in the NDSU classic. With beating Northern Colorado 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-18).

The first two sets were back and forth with the Bison up 24-19 in the first, the Bears would come back to make it 24-23 before a kill by Erika Gelzinyte to end the run and take the first set for the Bison.

The second set was just as close. The Bison would be up 22-21 and would finish of the set after taking advantage of a hitting error with kills from Allie Mauch and Gelzinyte.

Mikaela Purnell finished with a match-high 21 digs as Brianna Rasmusson would finish with 25 assists, nine digs, four blocks and four kills.

NDSU finish their second match of the classic 3-0 925-21, 25-17, 25-22) over San Francisco.

Gelzinyte recorded her second ‘double double’ the season with 13 kills and 10 digs. Rasmusson finished with 37 assists, 12 digs, three blocks and two service aces.

Purnell finished with 15 digs reaching double figures for 25 straight matches and 59 in her career.

In their third and final match, the Bison would defeat Florida A&M 3-1 (25-15, 25-11, 20-25, 25-16).

Rasmusson helped a balanced offense with 40 assists and six kills. McKenzie Burke would lead the Bison with 12 kills, as Gelzinyte had nine.

NDSU had 11 combined service aces from Rasmusson, Gelzinyte, Purnell and Abbi Klos. Purnell had a match high of 22 digs.

Rasmusson was named the Classic MVP, with Emily Halverson and Gelzinyte being named to the all-Classic team.

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