Kaiya Quam and Morgan Friday of Duluth scored two goals apiece as St. Scholastica scored six goals in the second half to capture its 18th UMAC regular-season title with a 7-0 shutout of Minnesota-Morris in their regular-season finale Saturday before 91 on Senior Day at Saints Field in Duluth.
Two Harbors product Elisa Galyen added three assists and goalkeeper Taelynn Gittins didn’t need to make a save for the Saints (7-0 overall, 7-0 UMAC). Friday, a junior from Duluth, is now fifth all-time at CSS with 140 career points.
Bernadette Cienik and Megan Tschida combined on 11 saves for the Cougars (5-3, 5-2).
Top-seeded St. Scholastica opens UMAC tournament play by hosting Northwestern (9-6, 5-3) Wednesday in the semifinals at Saints Field.
Saints earn shutout in tourney tuneup
Keegan Chastey had a goal and an assist to lead St. Scholastica to a 4-0 UMAC victory over Minnesota-Morris in their regular-season finale before 100 at Saints Field.
Finigan Huffington, Collins Wachira and Alex Dodd also scored goals for the Saints (5-2) while AliReza Basiri had the three-save shutout.
Jake Peterson made one save for the Cougars (3-4-1).
Saturday is likely the final UMAC men’s soccer contest to take place at Saints Field as CSS will go into the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference next season.
Third-seeded St. Scholastica opens its final UMAC men’s soccer tournament Wednesday with a semifinal match at second-seeded Bethany Lutheran (6-1).
Saints get offensive in sweep of Knights
Sophomore Jake Schelonka had a combined seven RBIs as St. Scholastica rolled to a 19-5 and 11-0 sweep of Martin Luther in UMAC baseball doubleheader before 66 at Wade Stadium.
Both games only lasted seven innings as the Saints scored 12 runs through the first three innings of the opener. Schelonka had two hits, two runs and four RBIs while Alex Busick had a triple and three RBIs and Reed Larson had a three-run double. Dallas Miller scattered five hits in four innings and didn’t allow a run, with six strikeouts to one walk to earn the pitching win.
The second game was more of the same as Schelonka had two hits, two runs and three RBIs, Mitchell Novak had two hits, a run and three RBIs and leadoff man Matt Tautges had two triples, two runs and an RBI to lead the Saints (13-5 overall, 9-3 UMAC). Five St. Scholastica pitchers combined to hold the Knights (0-17, 0-12) to four hits.
No. 17 Saints bounce back to sweep Cougars, win UMAC title
After having its 18-game winning streak snapped Friday with a 3-1 loss to Bethany Lutheran, 17th-ranked St. Scholastica bounced back nicely with a 7-4 and 6-0 sweep of Minnesota-Morris in UMAC softball before 122 at Kenwood Field.
With the win, the Saints captured their 21st UMAC regular-season title.
Olivia Howe, Aislind Dail and Josie Fourre hit triples while Mara Seurer and Toni Bishop hit doubles to lead the Saints in the opener. Haley Rosenthal allowed three earned runs in six innings to get the pitching win while CSS took control with a five-run fifth inning.
Howe scattered five hits, with six strikeouts to two walks, to earn the shutout in the second game. Dail and Nicole Anders had three hits apiece to lead the Saints (32-4 overall, 15-1 UMAC), while Eleanore Steinhouse and Jasmine Jensen had two hits apiece to lead the Cougars (9-21, 5-9).
Saints roll in quarterfinals
The No. 1 doubles team of Julia Maier (Hamburg, Germany) and Madilyn Jankila (Eveleth) earned an 8-3 victory as Scholastica rolled to a 9-0 UMAC tournament quarterfinal win over Crown College at Longview Tennis Club in Duluth.
The Saints (6-5) advance to play Minnesota-Morris (9-3) in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Virginia Indoor Tennis and Pickleball Club.