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Saints report: Schlender's big game not enough to keep up with Augsburg

Augsburg racked up 603 total yards to dominate in their MIAC football opener.

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St. Scholastica running back Nick Schlender had 142 yards and two touchdowns, but the Saints defense couldn't keep up with Augsburg on Saturday, as the Auggies won 50-14 in both teams' Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference openers.

Schlender, a sophomore from Stillwater, Minnesota, opened the scoring with 6:36 remaining in the first quarter when he busted loose on a 44-yard run.

The Auggies added field goals on their next two drives, then scored touchdowns on six of their next eight possessions. Cade Sheehan threw for four of them, completing 26 of 38 passes for 295 yards. Augsburg running back D.J. Monroe racked up 187 yards on 25 yards.

Schlender's second touchdown came early in the third quarter to allow the Saints to close within 24-13, but Augsburg scored on an 85-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage after that and had three more scores to pull away.

CSS quarterback Donald West went 11-of-28 for 101 yards.

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The Saints (1-2, 0-1 MIAC) will have their home opener vs. Hamline on Oct. 1.

VOLLEYBALL

Saints fall just short in tourney

St. Scholastica had a match point in the fourth set and a fifth set that was decided by the minimum, but the breaks fell St. Norbert's way on the second day of the Pointer Invitational on Saturday in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

The Green Knights came away 3-2 (19-25, 18-25, 25-20, 27-25, 16-14) winners as CSS finished the weekend 0-3.

In the fourth set, CSS had a 24-23 lead after a Lindsey Baribeau kill, but St. Norbert defended the match point against, then converted one of its own on the second attempt to send the match to a fifth set.

In the decider, neither side led by more than two. St. Norbert pulled ahead 14-12, and though the Saints resisted two match points against them to tie it at 14, the Green Knights won the last two points and the match.

Baribeau (Mesabi East) led St. Scholastica with 18 kills. Caitlin Schneeweis and Bailee Hess added nine apiece. Grace Myhre was CSS's leading passer with 24 assists; Katie Brostrom added 23 assists and six aces. Alcia Draper totaled 22 digs.

CSS (7-5) returns to MIAC play on Friday vs. St. Mary's.

MEN'S SOCCER

Hamilton's late winner lifts Saints

Arseno Hamilton's 82nd-minute goal for St. Scholastica was a match-winner as the Saints edged Augsburg 2-1 in MIAC men's soccer at Saints Field in Duluth.

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The senior defender from Kingston, Jamaica scored his second goal in as many games and broke a deadlock that had been in place since early in the first half.

Colin O'Reilly put the Saints ahead just 2:36 into the game from Hamilton's assist, but Spencer Enright equalized for the visitors in the 13th minute.

Augsburg had a 6-3 advantage in shots on target but Liam Lothian made five saves for the Saints.

CSS (3-4-2, 1-2-0 MIAC) hits the road on Wednesday for a game at St. Olaf.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

St. Scholastica caught from behind

Ellie Keillor scored late in the first half for St. Scholastica but two Augsburg goals 52 seconds apart proved decisive in a 2-1 MIAC women's soccer victory on Saturday at Saints Field in Duluth.

Jayla Ponce and Alanna Franklin struck in succession in the second half, paying off what would finish as a 9-3 advantage for the visitors in shots on target.

Brianna Jorgenson made seven saves for the Saints (1-6-1, 0-2-1 MIAC).

CSS travels to St. Olaf on Tuesday afternoon.

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