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GF Central 3, GF Red River 2 Andy Tweten scored the winning goal with 40 seconds remaining as Grand Forks Central rallied for the win Tuesday night. Red River led 2-1 at halftime as the Roughriders' Tyler Axtman and Jordan Speare scored goals san...
GF Central 3,
GF Red River 2
Andy Tweten scored the winning goal with 40 seconds remaining as Grand Forks Central rallied for the win Tuesday night.
Red River led 2-1 at halftime as the Roughriders' Tyler Axtman and Jordan Speare scored goals sandwiched between a score by Central's Roozbeh Khavanin. But Tweten pulled Central even with a goal 10 minutes into the second half before scoring the game-winner.
"We'd been pressing all night to score,'' Central coach Mike Wilber said. "Andrew (Butkowski) made some big saves for Red River. It looked like it would be a tie, but Roozbeh sent the ball across the middle and Andy got onto the pass with his head and knocked it in.''
Tweten had been a defender two seasons ago, then switched to midfielder last year before making the move to forward midway through this season.
"We noticed that he had a lot of offensive skills, so we moved him to forward and he's done very well there,'' Wilber said. "And Roozbeh (who also assisted on Tweten's first goal) has become a player who, if you need a big goal, he'll make a play, whether it's a pass or a shot, to get it. He always seems to be in the mix.''
Butkowski had eight saves for Red River. Spencer Dusso turned back four shots for the Knights, who improved to 10-3-4. "Red River played well,'' Wilber said. "They took advantage of some of our mistakes. But our kids kept competing and were rewarded.''
Senior High 5, Perham 2
Jessamy Jones, Bailey Mankie, Paige Jensen and Chelsea Routier all had singles wins to lead East Grand Forks Senior High to a win over visiting Perham in the Section 8A dual tournament quarterfinals Tuesday.
At No. 1 doubles, the Green Wave's Alivia Holkesvig-McKenna Jones team beat Perham's Emily Wurgler-Whitney Delany 6-2, 6-3.
"It was a good performance by the girls," Senior High coach Jim Wyatt said. "I thought Perham came out and played pretty well, and the girls really stepped up where they had to to get the wins we needed.
"Alivia and McKenna might have played their best match of the season, and all four singles players played nicely."
Jones defeated Danielle Brenk 6-0, 6-1; Mankie beat Becca Huebsch 6-0, 6-0; Jensen beat Hannah Brenk 6-3, 6-2 and Routier defeated Brita Sandberg 6-0, 6-1.
"Hopefully we are peaking at the right time and we can make a run this weekend," Wyatt said.
Senior High will play the winner of Thursday morning's Roseau-New York Mills quarterfinal match on Friday morning in Sartell in the section semifinals, with the championship to follow.
Mustard back with Broncos
Former UND standout Chad Mustard is back with the Denver Broncos.
Mustard, who played football and basketball for the Sioux, signed with the NFL team Monday. He was released by the Broncos on Aug. 30.
Since 2002, Mustard, a tight end, has been signed four times and waived four times by Cleveland, signed and waived by Carolina and had been signed and waived four times by Denver until signing for a fifth time.
"I don't know what the situation is or for how long," Mustard told the Denver Post. "But that's my life."
Before receiving a call from the Broncos, Mustard and his wife spent Sunday packing up their Denver-area apartment as they prepared to return to their Omaha home.
Mustard has played in 41 career games. He's caught 12 passes for 123 yards.
Last season, Mustard started four games with the Broncos, catching five passes for 62 yards.
UND 3, Presentation 0
Freshman outside hitter Annika Smed had 12 kills Tuesday to lead UND over Presentation College 25-10, 25-13, 25-8 and help the Sioux to their fourth sweep in a row.
It was the 12th sweep of the season for UND, the third-highest single-season total in program history. The record is 14, set by the 1990 team.
Amanda Polzin added 10 kills and Devin Trefz and Britta Hanson chipped in eight kills apiece to help UND, which improved to 18-2.
Junior Lindsay Vortherms was solid on defense for the Sioux with 13 digs.
Presentation dropped to 0-14.
n Volleyball: Kayla Hirt's 19 kills led Bemidji past homestanding East Grand Forks Senior High 25-17, 25-13, 25-23 on Tuesday night. "It wasn't our best night," Senior High coach Paula Hedlund said. "We really struggled with our passing the first two games." Senior High, 18-7, was paced by Betsy Smith's nine kills and Ashley Mertens led the passing with 19 assists. "Bemidji is a very good team with a lot of quality hitters," Hedlund said.
n Volleyball: Jill Prososki had seven service aces and Aubrey Fraase and Molly Jackson three each to lead visiting Fargo Shanley to a 25-14, 25-15, 25-15 sweep of Grand Forks Central on Tuesday. "We struggled with our serve receiving,'' Central coach Andrea Charlebois said. "It's something we work on all the time. But it's an area where we have to really improve on.'' Fraase also led Shanley with nine kills. Lacey Petersen had a match-high 11 kills to pace the 5-12 Knights. "Lacey's always solid,'' Charlebois said. "She's a smart attacker.''