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Saint’s Earn First Non-Conference Win of Season

Freshman Morgan Friday scored the lone game winning goal for CSS.

DULUTH, Minn.- The CSS women’s soccer team defeated Hamline with a mere goal scored in the 25th minute of the game by freshman Morgan Friday. Roni Rudolph was in goal making six saves for her ninth shutout game of the season. The Saints are now 8-4-2. Their next game will be Wednesday as they host Wisconsin-River Falls. Categories: College, Sports

After an Early Lead, Saints Fall to St. Thomas

CSS unable to continue momentum in second half.

DULUTH, Minn.- The St. Scholastica men’s soccer team fell to St. Thomas 3-1. Jordan Finneran scored for the Saints in the 28th minute of the game leading the Saints 1-0 into halftime. But in the second half the Tommies would score 3 goals to ultimately win the game. Nicholas Semaan was in net for the Saints with seven saves on…

Saints Football Dominates Panthers 47-13

Strong performances on both sides of the ball moves CSS to 4-2 on the season.

DULUTH, Minn.- With strong performances on both sides of the ball, St. Scholastica took down Greenville 47-13. Zach Edwards was under center completing 34 for 59 with 386 passing yards and seven touchdowns. Four of those seven were to wide receiver Aaron Olson. The Saints move up to 4-2 on the season and 4-1 in UMAC play. They look forward…

Bulldog Football Moves to 7-0 in Win Over Mustangs

After John Larson left the game with an injury, Mike Rybarczyk steps up to lead the team.

DULUTH, Minn.- After QB1 John Larson left the game with an injury, Mike Rybarczyk steps up to lead Minnesota Duluth to a 42-13 victory over Southwest Minnesota State. Rybarczyk came into the game rushing for a career high of 111 yards on 13 carries while throwing for 97 yards and one touchdown. The Bulldogs move to 7-0 on the season and…

Bulldog Hockey Sweeps Huskies in Two Game Series

After a quiet first period, UMD scores five goals in the second to lock in the win.

HOUGHTON, MI.- Minnesota Duluth defeated Michigan Tech 5-2 to sweep the Huskies in a two game series. After a quiet first period, the Bulldogs managed to score all five goals in the second. Dylan Samberg scored first followed by Riley Tufte, Parker Mackay and two by Tanner Laderoute. Hunter Shephard was in goal with 11 saves on 13 shots. UMD…

Bulldog Women’s Hockey Falls Late to Badgers

Goals by Hughes and Klein not enough to win it for UMD.

MADISON, Wis.- Late power play goals for Wisconsin lead them to  4-2 victory over Minnesota Duluth. Anna Klein and Gabbie Hughes put up the two goals of the game for the Bulldogs but unfortunately they were not enough. Maddie Rooney was in net with 40 saves on 44 shots. UMD falls to 2-2-1 on the season and 0-2-1 in WCHA…

Bulldog Volleyball Extends Home Win Streak to 20 in Victory Over Warriors

Minnesota Duluth sweeps Winona State in three straight.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Duluth swept Winona State in three straight sets to extend their home win streak to 20. Setter Emily Torve had a total of 45 assists on the night while Sarah Kelly and Kate Berg tied in kills with 14. UMD is now 18-4 on the season and 11-2 in conference play. The Bulldogs look to make it…

Bulldogs Hockey Pick Up First Win of the Season Over Huskies

The UMD men's hockey team picked up their first win of the season over Michigan Tech.

HOUGHTON, Mich. – After a subpar opening weekend, the UMD men’s hockey team got their first win of the season over Michigan Tech 2-1 Friday night at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton. Kobe Roth and Parker Mackay scored for the Bulldogs. Hunter Shepard finished with 32 saves on the night. The Bulldogs and Huskies will meet again…

Bulldogs Volleyball Continue Dominance at Romano Gym

The UMD volleyball team are currently riding a 19-game home winning streak.

DULUTH, Minn. – After losing to St. Cloud State less than a month ago, the UMD volleyball team got their revenge Tuesday night at Romano gym, winning the match in four sets. The Bulldogs have now won 19 straight matches at home and head coach Jim Boos believes a lot of this success is simply from finding their rhythm. “We’re…

Saints Volleyball Snap Four-Game Skid with Sweep Over Lumberjills

The St. Scholastica volleyball team was all business Wednesday night at the Reif Gym.

DULUTH, Minn. – Brooke Schermann recorded a team-high 16 kills as the St. Scholastica volleyball team swept Northland College 3-0 Wednesday night at the Reif Gym. Sofia Rajala finished with six kills, putting her just one away from 100 for her career. The Saints improve to 8-14 on the season, including 6-6 in the UMAC. Next up for CSS is…

Rookies Leading the Way for UMD Women’s Hockey Team

The Bulldogs talented freshman class is showing why they were highly touted coming into the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team are coming off a mixed bag weekend against the Minnesota Gophers. One of the biggest bright spots has been the play of the talented freshman class. In fact, five Bulldog rookies have posted three points in the first four games. Head coach Maura Crowell says they are happy with what they’ve seen…

Cates Brothers Make Stellar Debuts for UMD Men’s Hockey Team

Jackson and Noah Cates each lit the lamp in the season-opening series against Minnesota.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD men’s hockey freshmen Jackson and Noah Cates each had stellar debuts this past weekend against the University of Minnesota. During Saturday’s game in St. Paul, Jackson scored twice and Noah scored once, too. The Stillwater, MN natives were expected to contribute early on, so when the game got out of hand, they were determined to take…

Yellowjackets Volleyball Fall in Five Sets

Another long match sees the UWS volleyball team fall to UW-Stout.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In non-conference volleyball action, Wisconsin-Superior played another five-set match, but this time they fall to UW-Stout 3-2 Tuesday night at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Taylor Howe and Cami Sletta combined for 25 kills for the Yellowjackets, who have played five sets in four of their past five matches. They’ll look to bounce back Friday afternoon as they…

Bulldogs Volleyball Knock Off Huskies at Home

The UMD volleyball team extend their home win streak to 19 games.

DULUTH, Minn. – It took four sets, but the UMD volleyball team avenged their road loss from a month ago to St. Cloud State with a home win on Tuesday night 3-1. Kate Berg led the Bulldogs with 14 kills. Emily Torve helped the cause with 50 assists as the Bulldogs improve to 17-4 on the season and 10-2 in…

Saints’ Slavin Wins UMAC Women’s Golfer of the Year

CSS's Eric Anderson won Coach of the Year while Hannah Johnson finished the UMAC tourney as the top medalist.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica women’s golf team won their third straight conference title this past weekend and picked up some awards along the way. Junior Kylie Slavin was named UMAC Player of the Year after leading the conference in scoring average while posting seven top-10 finishes this past season. CSS head coach Eric Anderson won his second UMAC…

Yellowjackets Men’s Soccer Knock Off Saints

After finishing in a tie earlier this season, UWS gets a 4-1 win over CSS.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Four different Yellowjackets score as Wisconsin-Superior defeated St. Scholastica 4-1 Monday night at the NBC Spartans Sports Complex in Superior. Blake Perry, Gustavo Barbieri, James Bruce and Miguel Ocampo score for UWS, who are 11-0-1 in their last 12 matches. Darby Henderson scored the lone goal for CSS, who dropped their third straight game. Categories: College, Sports

Saints Men’s Hockey Hold First Practice of Madsen Era

The St. Scholastica men's hockey team held their first practice under their new head coach.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica men’s hockey team are welcoming a new era as first-year head coach Tim Madsen will be manning the bench for the Saints this upcoming season. Monday was the first official practice for CSS up at Mars Lakeview Arena. The former Minnesota Wilderness coach says he’s been waiting for this day all summer and the…

UMD Football Climb to No. 6 in AFCA Poll

The Bulldogs are up one spot in the latest national polls.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team keeps on climbing as they are up to number six in the latest American Football Coaches poll. That’s thanks to a solid road win this past Saturday at Augustana. The Bulldogs are now one of only 17 undefeated teams left in all of Division II. And they’ll look to keep it going this…

UMD Men’s Hockey No Longer Number One

After a subpar opening weekend, the Bulldogs fall in the latest USCHO.com poll.

DULUTH, Minn. – After failing to get a win over the weekend, the UMD men’s hockey team are no longer the number one team in the country. This week, the Bulldogs come in at #3 in the latest USCHO.com poll. Ohio State is the new number one, followed by Notre Dame and then UMD. The Gophers jumped to number six…

Yellowjackets Women’s Soccer Scores Late And Falls To Cobbers

UWS now 3-8-1 on the season.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Wisconsin Superior fell to Concordia 3-1 for their eighth loss of the season. After being down 3-nil in the second half, Annah Schussman was able to score for the Yellowjackets giving them a fighting chance but they were unable to do further damage. Morgan Philliber was in goal for UWS finishing with 8 saves for 11 shots. The…

Bulldog Soccer Shuts Out Dragons For Second Straight Win

Minnesota Duluth ends weekend with 6 points in NSIC.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Duluth got their second straight 2-0 shutout victory over MSU Moorhead. Nan Glinsek scored first to get her third goal of the season. Natalie St. Martin would score in the second half to widen the gap. Sisley Ng was in goal earning her fourth win of the season. The Bulldogs move on to 5-6-1, looking ahead to…

Bulldogs Hockey Unable to Take Down Gophers In Game 2

After trailing the entire game, Minnesota Duluth is unable to make a full comeback.

ST. PAUL, Minn.- After trailing Minnesota the entire game, Minnesota Duluth staged a late comeback but ultimately fell 7-4. Noah Cates and Mikey Anderson each with a goal while Jackson Cates had two. Hunter Shepard had 11 saves on the night. The Bulldogs are now 0-1-1 on the season and prepare for Friday’s series against Michigan Tech. Categories: College, Sports,…

Saints Chalk Up Another Win Over Eagles

St. Scholastica is now 3-2 on the season.

DULUTH, Minn.- After strong defensive performances by both sides, St. Scholastica takes down Northwestern 14-7. Quarterback Zach Edwards completed 28 for 51 for 314 and two touchdowns. Edwards connected with Aaron Olson and Mitchell Adrian for those two touchdowns. The Saints are now 3-2 on the season and look ahead to Saturday when they will host Greeneville. Categories: College, Sports

Bulldogs Football Remain Undefeated In Win Over Vikings

MInnesota Duluth is now 6-0 on the season and extends road win streak to 13.

SIOUX FALLS, SD.- Minnesota Duluth traveled to Augustana where they for 196 yards and passed for another 196 yards getting a 28–17 victory over the Vikings, remaining undefeated and extending its road win streak to 13. It was a big day for quarterback John Larson as he became the first bulldog to surpass the 100 yard rushing mark this season with…

Bulldog Women’s Hockey Earns Shootout Win Over Gophers

UMD splits their series with Minnesota.

DULUTH, Minn.- After losing game one to Minnesota, Minnesota Duluth took down the Gophers 3-2 in a shootout to split the series. Gabbie Hughes and Anna Klein each capitalized on power plays in the second period to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead up until the third period. Maddie Rooney ended the night with 37 saves. The Bulldogs look ahead…

The National Champions Return to Tie Gophers in Home Opener

Minnesota Duluth unable to score in OT ending in a tie.

DULUTH, Minn.- The defending National Champions Minnesota Duluth sent their home opener against Minnesota into overtime where it finished tied 1-1. After being down 1-0 for the majority of the game, Peter Krieger would capitalize on the power play to tie the game in the third period. Hunter Shepard was in net with a total of 27 saves. The Bulldogs…

Gophers Hand Bulldogs First Loss of Season

Two UMD freshmen tallied their first career goals in the loss.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 4 University of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team suffered its first loss of the season to its rival as No. 3 Minnesota got the 5-2 win on Friday night. Gabbie Hughes scored her first collegiate goal just 67 seconds into the first period to give the Bulldogs an early lead but the Gophers would respond…

Fourth-Ranked Bulldogs Ready To Clash With Golden Gophers

Sweeping Boston College has given UMD the confidence they need to take on Minnesota.

DULUTH, Minn.- After sweeping No. 4 Boston College, the UMD women’s hockey team is getting ready for its biggest rivalry of the season in the University of Minnesota. The Bulldogs are using the confidence from the Golden Eagles take-down to prepare them for the weekend. “We definitely proved ourselves and I was definitely impressed with the team overall. Their intensity level…

Yellowjackets Volleyball Go to Five Sets Again, But Fall to Wildcats

UWS volleyball loses a tough one to St. Catherine 3-2.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Wisconsin Superior is now 14-7 on the season after losing in five sets to St. Catherine 3-2 Wednesday night at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Taylor Howe lead the Yellowjackets in kills with 13, followed by Brylee Colligan with 12. Emily VerWay lead the match in assists with 47. UWS now prepares for a conference match at Bethany Lutheran…

Saints Volleyball Swept By Bluegolds

St. Scholastica loses to Wisconsin-Eau Claire 3-0.

DULUTH, Minn.- St. Scholastica were swept by No. 15 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 3-0 for its second straight loss. Brooke Schermann lead the Saints in kills with 12 while Espi Austvold lead in assists with 13. CSS falls to 7-12 on the season and 5-5 in conference play. They now look ahead to Friday’s match at Augustana.   Categories: College, Sports

UMD Volleyball Sweeps No. 3 Concordia-St. Paul

Bulldogs extend their win streak to 7 after winning in three straight sets over the Golden Bears.

DULUTH, Minn.- No. 5 Minnesota Duluth swept No. 3 Concordia-St. Paul 3-0 Wednesday night at Romano Gym. The Bulldogs extended their win streak to seven straight. Mackenzie Morgan lead the match in kills with 13 and not far behind were Kate Berg and Sarah Kelly each with 10. Emily Torve lead in assists with 38. The Bulldogs now look ahead…

Undefeated Bulldogs Trying Not Look Ahead of Schedule

The UMD football is undefeated at 5-0 and they don't want to think about if they can pull off a perfect season.

DULUTH, Minn. – With a strong 32-3 win over Concordia-St. Paul last weekend, the UMD football team are just about halfway through the season and remain undefeated. Now the question is: with this constant success, how do the Bulldogs keep from getting ahead of themselves? “We talk about it as a team. We take it one week at a time….

Game Week Finally Arrives for UMD Men’s Hockey

This Saturday's home opener will be the first game for UMD since winning the national championship.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the Northland will have one thing on its mind as the UMD men’s hockey team will take the ice for the first time this season. The Bulldogs have been in camp mode for the past month, getting ready for their home opener this weekend against the University of Minnesota. The team is getting anxious though…

Rudolph, Saints Women’s Soccer Blank Yellowjackets

St. Scholastica's Roni Rudolph gets her sixth shutout of the season against Wisconsin-Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Duluth native Roni Rudolph extends her shutout streak to 507 consecutive minutes as St. Scholastica blanks Wisconsin-Superior 1-0 Tuesday night at the NBC Spartans Sports Complex. Becca Rancour scored the lone goal of the match for the Saints as Rudolph notched her sixth shutout of the season and has yet to allow a goal in conference play….

Yellowjackets Go Distance Again, Get Win Over Saints

It would take UW-Superior five sets to claim the road win.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the second time this season, the UW-Superior and St. Scholastica volleyball teams battled through five sets to determine a winner. And for the second time this season, the Yellowjackets picked up the road win against the Saints, 3-2. UW-Superior won the first set 25-14 but St. Scholastica battled back in the second to get the 25-20…

UMD’s Maddie Rooney Named WCHA Goaltender of the Week

The junior saved 51 of 54 shots during UMD's sweep of Boston College.

DULUTH, Minn. – For UMD goalie Maddie Rooney, it had been a year and a half since she played college hockey. But this past weekend, she picked up right where she left off, earning her first of many WCHA Goaltender of the Week honors. The junior made a league–best 51 saves on 54 shots against then fourth-ranked Boston College, backstopping…

UMD Football Moves Up to #7 in AFCA Poll

The Bulldogs continue to climb the polls as they stay undefeated.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team are coming off a dominating home win over Concordia-St. Paul as they moved up in the national ranks. It wasn’t a big jump, but the Bulldogs climbed one spot to #7 on the AFCA poll. It is the highest ranking for the Bulldogs since the 2015 preseason poll, where UMD checked in at…

Yellowjackets Come From Behind to Take Down St. Mary’s

UWS gained momentum late to get the 4-3 win.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- After trailing throughout the first half, UWS powered through to get a 4-3 win over St. Mary’s. Blake Perry had two goals while James Bruce and Leonardo Paredes each had one. Dalton VonKaenel started in goal improving his record to 7-1-1 on the year. Next, the Yellowjackets travel to Hamline on Wednesday for a non-conference match. Categories: College,…

UMD Women’s Hockey Uses BC Sweep to Prepare for Minnesota

The team played well on all sides of the game starting the season 2-0.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD women’s hockey team swept No.4 Boston College in a 2 game home opener series. The Bulldogs are now 2–0 for the 12th time in it’s 20 season history. “I love the way that we finished it out. I think there were some momentum swings throughout the game and when we need to make key plays we did….

Strong Offensive and Defensive Performances Lead Bulldogs to 5-0.

Minnesota Duluth held Concordia St. Paul to a field goal while putting up 32 points.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Bulldogs dominated Concordia St. Paul 32–3 Saturday afternoon at Malosky Stadium. Both the offense and the defense showed up to play, allowing a mere field goal by the Golden Bears while sophomore QB John Larson went 20 for 32 for 283 yards and one touchdown while rushing 69 yards with 15 carries. “We were able to establish a…

Saints Men Dominate While Women End in Draw

St. Scholastica men's soccer came out on top 5-0 while the women ended in a scoreless draw.

DULUTH, Minn. – Both St. Scholastica soccer teams battled Northwestern today, but the men came out victorious while the women finished in a scoreless draw. The Saints men’s soccer team jumped out to an early lead, going up 3-0 at the half. They would score two more in the second half to get the 5-0 win. Jordan Finneran scored the…

Bulldogs Volleyball Sweeps Wildcats For Sixth Straight Win

No. 5 Minnesota-Duluth continues to roll as it dominated Wayne State on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – No. 5 Minnesota-Duluth continued to dominate, sweeping Wayne State on Saturday, 25-14, 25-13, 25-18. UMD has now won 17 straight matches at home. Kate Berg led the Bulldogs with 15 kills, while Emily Torve had 43 assists. UMD (14-3) will now prepare for a tough test as it hosts No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul on Wednesday, Oct. 3….

Bulldogs Hockey Sweeps Eagles to Open Season

The women's hockey team took down No. 4 Boston College 2-1 on Saturday to pick up their second win.

DULUTH, Minn. – After picking up a big win to open their season, No. 9 Minnesota-Duluth continued to roll as it defeated No. 4 Boston College 2-1 on Saturday to complete the weekend sweep. Ryleigh Houston got it going for the Bulldogs on Saturday, scoring her third goal of the weekend. Maggie Flaherty also got on the board, netting her…

Bulldogs Football Continues Undefeated Season

Minnesota-Duluth came out firing in the second half to defeat Concordia University-St. Paul 32-3.

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota-Duluth dominated the second half on offense and defense to go 5-0 on the season while defeating Concordia University-St. Paul 32-3. Quarterback John Larson threw for 238 yards and one touchdown as the Bulldogs continue their undefeated season. Larson recorded one rushing touchdown, while Wade Sullivan and Zach Ojile also recorded a touchdown on the ground. UMD (5-0)…

Bulldogs Win 16th Straight Match at Home, Sweep Vikings

UMD dominated the match, taking the second set 25-9.

DULUTH, Minn. – No. 5 University of Minnesota Duluth Volleyball won its 16th straight match at home as the Bulldogs swept the Augustana Vikings, 25-18, 25-9, 25-22. Morgen Makenzie finished with a team-high 15 kills, while Emily Torve had 44 assists. UMD will host Wayne State on Saturday at 4 p.m. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Women’s Hockey Wins Home Opener

Bulldogs knock off Boston College 4-2

DULUTH, Minn.- No. 9 Minnesota Duluth took down No. 4 Boston College 4-2 in their season and home opener. Ryleigh Houston had two goals for the Bulldogs. Syndey Brodt and Lizi Norton also chipped in. The Bulldogs and Eagles will wrap up their series Saturday at Amsoil Arena. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: St. Scholastica Football

For this week's segment, we talked with the St. Scholastica football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with the St. Scholastica football team. We were joined by interim head coach George Penree, quarterback Zach Edwards and wide receiver Aaron Olson. The Saints talked about their emotional season-opening win over Westminster, plus their game this weekend against Martin Luther. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Bulldogs Women’s Hockey Host Third-Ranked Eagles for Home Opener

The UMD women's hockey team will open their season with a tough test.

DULUTH, Minn. – The regular season has finally arrived for the UMD women’s hockey team. And the Bulldogs are going to be tested right out of the gate. UMD will be taking on third–ranked Boston College this upcoming weekend at Amsoil Arena. The Eagles feature three Olympians on their roster, giving the Bulldogs great competition to start off their season….

UMD’s Nate Ricci Nominated as Comeback Player of the Year

The senior wide receiver has made a full recovery from a collarbone injury last season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota Duluth wide receiver Nate Ricci has been named a nominee for the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award. The senior will be among thirty nominees by the end of the season. The two-time team captain is grateful for his second chance to end his UMD career on a high note. “To still be out…

Perunovich, Shepard Named to All-NCHC Preseason Team

The pair were chosen after UMD was picked to finish first in the conference.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey defenseman Scott Perunovich and goalie Hunter Shepard were named to the NCHC All–Conference Preseason Team. Both players were also named to the All–Conference Team at the end of last season. Perunovich is coming off a stellar freshman year, racking up conference and national Rookie of the Year honors. Shepard was a semi–finalist…