Sports Wrap: Huskies Hockey Sweeps To Open Season; Sartell Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Sports Wrap: Huskies Hockey Sweeps To Open Season; Sartell Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

SCSU celebrates a goal in the third period Sunday, October 2nd, against St. Thomas.

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The Saint Cloud State Varsity Men’s Hockey Team opened the season with a sweep over St. Thomas. The two squads played a home-and-home series, beginning Saturday night in St. Paul. The Huskies roared out of the gate, leading 3-0 after the first period. Dylan Anhorn started the scoring and chipped in two assists as well. Veeti Miettinen had two dishes in the winning effort. The final score was 3-1.

The Huskies topped the Tommies 4-0 on Sunday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Three of the team’s tallies were on the power play. Veeti Miettinen opened the scoring on the man advantage at the 17:57 mark of the first period, assisted by Dylan Anhorn and Grant Cruikshank. Cruikshank scored himself just 63 seconds later in the period’s final minute. The teams skated to a scoreless second period before the Huskies added two more power play goals in the third. Jami Krannila and Spencer Meier tallied the lamplighters. SCSU was aided by a five-minute major in the frame. Goaltender Dominic Basse got the shutout in his first start for St. Cloud. He played at Colorado College the past two seasons.

The Saint Cloud State Varsity Women’s Hockey Team also opened the year with a sweep. They took to the ice at the Herb against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The Huskies won 5-0 Friday. Taylor Lind had two goals and two assists.

Saturday saw the SCSU skate to a 3-2 win against the Engineers. Klara Hymlarova and Emma Gentry notched power play goals 38 seconds apart in the second period. RPI finally got on the board for the first time all weekend at the 6:50 mark of the second to make it 2-1. In the final frame, Addi Scribner opened the scoring at the 2:20 mark, aided by Emma Gentry and Alie Cornelius. RPI’s Taylor Larson made it a one-goal game again 8:03 into the third.

Saint Cloud State split a pair of weekend matches on the road. The number 4 Huskies took down Sioux Falls 3-1 (25-19, 25-21, 22-25, 25-21). It was the 400th career victory for head coach Chad Braegelmann.

On Saturday the Huskies lost a 5-set thriller at #7 Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall, 17-25, 25-17, 25-19, 22-25, 16-18. SCSU’s Phebie Rossi had 27 kills to lead all players. Emma Berran recorded 58 assists.

Two second half goals allowed the Saint Cloud State Varsity Men’s Soccer Team to separate itself from Upper Iowa. Rhys Ward found the back of the net in the 63rd minute and Miguel Konde Gwo followed in the 78th minute. Goalie Gage Steiner had to make just three saves for the shutout. The final was 2-0. The men are now 2-6-2 on the season.

The women’s squad tied 0-0 with Bemidji State Sunday. Two days earlier they took down Minnesota-Crookston, 3-0, thanks to two tallies from Jenna Dominguez. They have a 4-4-3 record.

Sartell Girl’s Soccer is still undefeated on the season after beating Rogers 2-1 Saturday. The Sabres went down 1-0 in the 22nd minute after a handball in the box led to a penalty kick, which was converted. Sartell-St. Stephen tied it in the 42nd minute as Genet Nies tucked it in the upper corner. Chloe Turner got the game winner in the 48th minute. Sartell is 12-0-1 this fall.

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