Saints report: CSS gut Minnesota-Morris to win 18th UMAC regular season title
Two Harbors product Elisa Galyen added three assists and goaltender 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 in CSS with 140 career points.
Bernadette Cienik and Megan Tschida combined on 11 saves for the Cougars (5-3, 5-2).
First-seeded St. Scholastica opens the UMAC tournament by hosting Northwestern (9-6, 5-3) Wednesday in the semifinals at Saints Field.
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 final before 100 at Saints Field.
Finigan Huffington, Collins Wachira and Alex Dodd also scored goals for the Saints (5-2) while AliReza Basiri managed the shutout of three saves.
Jake Peterson made a save for the Cougars (3-4-1).
Saturday is likely the last UMAC men’s soccer competition to be held at Saints Field, with CSS taking part in the Minnesota Inter-varsity Athletic Conference next season.
Third-seeded St. Scholastica opens their last UMAC men’s football tournament on Wednesday with a semi-final against second-seeded Bethany Lutheran (6-1).
Sophomore Jake Schelonka had seven RBIs combined as St. Scholastica rolled to a 19-5, 11-0 Martin Luther sweep in a UMAC double-headed before 66 at Wade Stadium.
Both games lasted just seven innings as the Saints scored 12 points in 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 dispersed five hits in four innings and didn’t allow a run, with six strikeouts one-step to claim the pitch victory.
Game two was more of the same as Schelonka had two hits, two runs and three RBIs, Mitchell Novak had two hits, one run and three RBIs and lead Matt Tautges had two triples, two runs and one. RBI to lead the Saints (13-5 overall, 9-3 UMAC). Five St. Scholastica pitchers combined to hold the Knights (0-17, 0-12) on four hits.
After having his 18-game winning streak Friday with a 3-1 loss to Bethany Lutheran, 17th St. Scholastica rebounded well with a 7-4, 6-0 sweep of Minnesota-Morris in UMAC softball before 122 to Kenwood Estate.
With the victory, the Saints won 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 for the pitch victory while CSS took control with a five-run fifth inning.
Howe scattered five hits, with six strikeouts on two goals, to win the shutout in Game 2. Dail and Nicole Anders had three hits each to lead the Saints (32-4 overall, 15-1 UMAC), while Eleanore Steinhouse and Jasmine Jensen had two hits each to lead the Cougars (9-21, 5-9).
The No.1 doubles team of Julia Maier (Hamburg, Germany) and Madilyn Jankila (Eveleth) claimed an 8-3 victory as Scholastica defeated Crown College in the quarter-finals of the UMAC tournament 9-0 in the Longview Tennis Club of Duluth.
The Saints (6-5) qualify to face Minnesota-Morris (9-3) in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Virginia Indoor Tennis and Pickleball Club.