St. Scholastica Owns The Day Against UMM Athletics 24 Sep 17

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Morris football team traveled to the shores of Lake Superior for a conference matchup with St. Scholastica. The Saints jumped out to a 17-3 halftime lead and would extend it in the second half to hand the Cougars a 37-3 setback.

After stopping UMM on their opening possession, CSS drove 49 yards on nine plays to score on their initial drive. Zach Edwards connected with Ben Buthe from 10 yards out for a 7-0 Saints lead.

St. Scholastica added a field goal later in the quarter then found the end zone again on their first play of the second quarter. Jack Peru ran 42 yards to the end zone for a 17-0 lead.

The Cougars put a nice two-minute drive together at the end of the half to get themselves on the scoreboard. Following a sack, Justin Masloski ran 16 yards for a first down. A six-yard completion to Taylor Holleman and a 15-yard reception by Nathan Sheridan brought the ball to the CSS 14 with 42 seconds left. A completion to Cameron Geyer brought it down to the 7. Not able to get further, John Hoff connected on a 24-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in the half.

Edwards would throw three second half touchdowns, one to Hunter Thompson and two to Aaron Olson.
 Masloski threw for 88 yards and ran for 63 on the afternoon. Defensively, Marcos Luna led with nine tackles. Taylor Snow collected two sacks and two tackles for losses.

Minnesota Morris (0-4, 0-3 in UMAC) hosts Crown for their homecoming game next Saturday at 6 p.m. at Big Cat Stadium.

MEN’S SOCCER
DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Morris men’s soccer team hit the road for a matchup at conference-leading St. Scholastica Saturday. A late Cougar goal was not enough as they fall to the Saints, 2-1.

UMM goalkeeper Cody Christ kept the Cougars in the contest as four first half saves helped keep the game scoreless at halftime.

The Saints broke the scoreless tie early in the second half. In the 49th minute, Luke Buckton got his foot on the ball in front of the net and delivered it in for a 1-0 lead. Buckton scored again in the 64th minute off some nice passing to widen the lead to 2-0.

Konrad Laack’s first goal of the season cut the deficit in half in the 77th minute off a feed from Luqman Barre to make it 2-1. 

The Cougars had a chance to tie it late, but Hugo Castaneda’s header shot was saved by CSS’ Sandy Davidson-Hunt. Minnesota Morris (2-4-1, 0-2-1) remains on the road for a game at Bethany Lutheran Wednesday.

WOMEN’S SOCCER
DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Morris women’s soccer team could not comeback from a two-goal halftime deficit and fell 3-1 to St. Scholastica Saturday in UMAC action.

Janelle Rouillard (13th minute) and Becca Rancour (31st) gave St. Scholastica a 2-0 lead going into halftime.

That lead went to 3-0 after Rouillard tallied her second goal of the game in the 56th minute.

The Cougars got on the board in the 86th minute on a penalty kick goal from Yu Ito following a CSS foul in the box.

Minnesota Morris (3-4-1, 1-1-1) travels to Mankato to face Bethany Lutheran Wednesday.

VOLLEYBALL
ST. BONIFACIUS, Minn. – The Minnesota Morris volleyball team swept a pair of UMAC home matches Tuesday and they swept two more Saturday at another UMAC triangular at Crown College over UW-Superior and the Storm.

The Cougars topped the Yellowjackets in their first match Saturday by set scores of 25-11, 25-14, 25-22. Marissa Ekness led a .282 Cougar hitting percentage with 15 kills. Mia Frick was also in double figures with 10. Layne Herrmann totaled 33 assists and Katie Reitsma had 15 digs.

UMM put up similar numbers later against Crown pulling off the 25-19, 25-7, 25-10 victory. Herrmann added 24 more assists. Reitsma added 11 digs and Morgan Miller had five blocks.

Minnesota Morris (13-4, 5-1 in UMAC) heads out of conference to play at Augsburg Monday.