Duluth Denfeld only won two events but piled up points through their superior depth to win the Soderlind Invitational high school girls swim meet Saturday at Lincoln Park Middle School. Shelby Johnson claimed the 1-meter diving crown and Maggie Kaptonak won the 100 butterfly as the Hunters totaled 449 points to beat runner-up Virginia by 76 points. Makayla Suominen of Cloquet-Esko-Carlton won the 50 and 100 freestyles, setting a pool record of 23.72 seconds in the 50. BOYS SOCCER Duluth East 4, Forest Lake 0
BOYS SOCCER Chisago Lakes 0-2—2 Duluth Denfeld 1-0—1 First half — 1. DD, Luke Eilefson (Jace Elder), 26th minute. Second half — 2. CL, Ryan Mower, 45th; 3. CL, Nils Gulbrandson, 73rd. Saves — Reece Lawlor, CL, 9; Eric Gibson, DD, 8. Duluth East 2-2—4 Forest Lake 0-0—0 First half — 1. Seth Hoffman (Nolan Friday), 15th; 2. Magnus Kittleson (Jackson Manthey), 32nd. Second half — 3. Jasper Corey-Flatau (Hoffman), 74th; 4. Corey-Flatau (Kittleson), 77th.
The Minnesota Wilderness finished winless in the four-day North American Hockey League Showcase with an 8-2 loss to the Kenai River Brown Bears on Saturday night at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minn. Gil Garcia netted a hat trick for the Brown Bears, scoring back-to-back goals in the second period to give his team a 4-0 lead. Brennan Couet and Kosta Likourezos scored goals for the Wilderness (0-4) but the Brown Bears salted away the win with four third-period goals.
Luke Buckton scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season in the second half and St. Scholastica held off Minnesota-Morris 2-1 in a UMAC men's game Saturday at Saints Field. Sandy Davidson-Hunt made four saves in goal for the Saints (6-2 overall, 4-0 UMAC). Konrad Laack scored the lone goal for the Cougars (2-4-1, 0-2-1) in the 77th minute. • Wisconsin-Superior's UMAC game Saturday against Martin Luther College at NBC Spartan Sports Complex was suspended in the 60th minute and will be played at a later date.
Janelle Rouillard scored once each half and Becca Rancour added her ninth goal of the season in St. Scholastica's 3-1 win over Minnesota-Morris on Saturday at Saints Field. The Saints (3-3-2 overall, 3-0-1 UMAC) put 12 shots on goal but goalkeeper Megan Tschida made nine saves for the Cougars (3-4-1, 1-1-1). Roni Rudolph of Duluth made two stops for the Saints.
The St. Scholastica women finished third out of five teams at the two-day Luther Fall Invitational, which was completed Saturday at the Onoeota Golf & Country Club in Decorah, Iowa. The Saints posted a 128-over 704 total to finish 26 shots behind winner Luther College. Arica Sheff led CSS with a 23-over 167 total, nine shots behind medalist Morgan Kranz of Luther.
The St. Scholastica defense stymied a winless Minnesota-Morris squad for a 37-3 UMAC victory on Saturday at a hot and humid Public Schools Stadium. The Saints (3-1 overall, 3-0 UMAC) held the Cougars (0-4, 0-3) to 181 yards of total offense and allowed the visitors to enter the red zone just once, resulting in a 24-yard field goal just before halftime to cut the home team's lead to 17-3.
With a third-string quarterback in, and a star receiver out, it wasn't always pretty for the Minnesota Duluth football team on Saturday at Wayne State, but it was pretty enough. Sophomore kicker Dan Branger kicked a 27-yard field goal in double overtime to lift the Bulldogs to a 34-31 comeback victory over the Wildcats before 1,281 at Bob Cunningham Field in Wayne, Neb. Wayne State (2-2) drove to the UMD 2-yard line near the end of regulation but had to settle for a field goal, forcing overtime.
The Minnesota Duluth men finished seventh for their highest finish among Division II teams in the Roy Griak Invitational since 2011 on Saturday at Les Bolstad Golf Course In Falcon Heights, Minn. The Bulldogs totaled 287 points and were led by senior Cody Sedbrook, who was 19th overall in the 8-kilometer race in 26 minutes, 37 seconds. NSIC rival Augustana won the 44-team Division II race with 49 points.
Minnesota Duluth won two close sets and overcame a third-set hiccup to defeat Augustana 25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 25-15 in an NSIC match Saturday at Romano Gym. UMD's Sarah Kelly led the kills brigade with 18, while Makenzie Morgen (14) and Kate Berg (13) were in double-digits as well. Emily Torve recorded 48 set assists and Keena Seiffert had 18 digs for the sixth-ranked Bulldogs (12-1 overall, 5-0 NSIC). Courtney Place paced the Vikings (9-5, 1-4) with 17 kills.