More from last weekends NDSU athletics filled weekend
Last Weekend the Bison Volleyball team traveled down to Vermillion, South Dakota to play a pair of matches against the University of South Dakota. South Dakota bested the Herd in both matches.
In Sunday’s game, the Coyotes got an early one-set lead, after a tightly contested first set. A couple of late kills from Maddie Wiedenfeld and Aimee Adams sealed the deal for USD, who would win the set 26-24. In the second set, the Coyotes easily got past the herd. A five-point run in the middle of the set would secure the lead for South Dakota.
In the third set, it was a fistfight as both teams traded points with each other throughout. A late rally started for the Herd when a kill by Allie Mauch tied the set up at 24-24, then a couple of errors by USD gave the Bison the set 26-24.
In the fourth and final set, a four-point rally by the Herd would tie the set at 9-9, but consistent play from USD allowed them to win a close one over the Herd 27-25.
In Monday’s game against the Coyotes, USD demolished NDSU in the first set. The Bison just couldn’t seem to get anything going as they dropped the set 25-14. The second set was more of the same, as dominant play from the Coyotes proved to be too much for the Herd as USD rolled to a 25-16 win
In the third and final set, NDSU seemed to wake up a little bit as a late four-point rally late in the set gave the Herd a 21-19 advantage. A couple of crucial errors from the Herd allowed South Dakota to take the set 25-23, completing the 3-0 match sweep.
The NDSU Baseball team had a trio of games early this week against Western Kentucky University. The Herd went on to win the series 2-1.
In the first game on Sunday, NDSU kicked off the scoring after Brock Anderson picked up a quick single and Peter Brookshaw reaching base after a WKU error. Bennet Hostetler would double scoring Anderson and a sac fly by Tucker Rohde scored Brookshaw to give the Herd an early 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, a bases-loaded single gave WKU 6-4 lead. In the seventh, another base’s loaded double coupled with a subsequent single added four more runs for WKU giving them an insurmountable 10-4 lead.
In game one of Monday’s doubleheader, the Bison showed resilience after WKU scored three runs in the first inning, but in the third inning the Bison responded by scoring four runs after a triad of singles by Anderson, Brookshaw and Tucker Rohde followed by a wild pitch from WKU gave the Bison a 4-3 lead.
In the fourth, a two-run home run from Jack Simonsen helped the Herd start to pull away. The Bison picked up another in the fifth after a Will Bush single, and in the seventh Bush picked up another RBI single giving the Herd an 8-3 lead.
Western Kentucky showed a little bit of tenacity in the eighth inning after a bases-loaded hit by pitch scored one run, and a single two batters later gave WKU plated another, but it still wouldn’t amount to anything as NDSU won the game 8-5
In game two of the doubleheader, it was all NDSU. In the first inning, NDSU scored four runs after some WKU pitching mistakes gave the Bison some free bases.
A Brookshaw RBI single started the scoring as Anderson crossed the plate, then Hostetler doubled scoring Brookshaw, Rohde singled scoring Hoestler and a few batters later Nick Emanuel singled scoring Hoestler.
In the top of the second, another RBI single from Brookshaw gave the Bison a 5-0 lead. In the third, a Simonsen double scored Calen Schwabe and a single from Jake Malek gave the Herd a 7-0 lead.
In the seventh, the Bison ended their scoring campaign after a Simonsen single scored Schwabe and another wild pitch scored Simonsen, as the Bison were destroyed WKU 10-0.
The NDSU soccer team swept Western Illinois in a pair of games over the weekend. On Friday, it was somewhat of a low-scoring affair but a win for the Herd nonetheless.
In the first half, the game still remained scoreless, but NDSU had five shots while WIU had only one. In the second half, Ellie Schneider scored her first goal of the season. NDSU remained dominant in the second half outshooting WIU three to two. The Bison ultimately won the game 1-0.
In the Saturday game, the Bison dominated once again. There was no scoring in the first half, but the Bison outshot WIU nine to six. In the second half, the Bison started to get things going. Olivia Lovick led the way as she scored in the 55th minute, and in the 71st minute. The Bison would go onto win the game 2-0 and sweep Western Illinois.
The Bison wrestling team traveled to Brookings, SD for the Last Chance Challenge against South Dakota State inside Frost Arena.
Ryan Henningson had a few quality matches winning both by technical fall He defeated Greg Coapstick 17-2 and Ethan Bowman 18-3. Kellyn March, ranked number 26, pinned Greg Coapstick.
Ryan Ripplinger won by decision over Trayton Anderson 3-2. Sam Stuhl defeated Tanner Jordan 5-4 by decision. Jaden Van Maanen pinned Lucus Anglin in 2:54. Austin Braun defeated Dalton Lakmann 6-5 by decision.
Number 11 Jared Franek won by a technical fall Jack Thomsen 19-4. Luke weber pinned Dalton Lakmann in 2:07, and he also defeated Kenny O’Neill 4-1. Jesse Shearer won by decision over O’Neill 7-3. Riley Habisch beat Caleb Orris 2-0. Austin Brenner won by a major decision over Orris 12-3. Gary Wokojance defeated Nick Casperson 13-10, while TJ Pottinger pinned Nick Casperson in 5:44.
Michael Nelson won by major decision over Jacob Schoon 12-3, Owen Pentz defeated Jacob Schon 7-1. Number 29 Brandon Metz defeated Bowen McConville 4-3.
The wrestling team will gear up for the Big 12 prelims and quarterfinals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.