COLLEGE CLIPBOARD: Sioux fall in opener
VOLLEYBALL Sioux fall in opener SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- UND fell to UC Santa Barbara on Friday in the opening match of the San Jose State/Santa Clara Invitational. UC Santa Barbara beat UND 25-12, 25-12, 25-21. "We played a very controlled and phy...
Sioux fall in opener
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- UND fell to UC Santa Barbara on Friday in the opening match of the San Jose State/Santa Clara Invitational.
UC Santa Barbara beat UND 25-12, 25-12, 25-21.
"We played a very controlled and physical Santa Barbara team and we didn't respond to it very well," UND coach Ashley Hardee said.
A 13-5 Santa Barbara run was the difference in the first game. And Santa Barbara used an early 12-1 run in the second game to take control.
"We made some uncharacteristic mistakes early in the match and that allowed them to go on some big point runs," Hardee said. "As they separated themselves, we lost a bit of our confidence."
Devin Trefz had five kills and Annika Smed added three blocks for the Sioux, who dropped to 5-3. Santa Barbara, picked to finish third in the Big West Conference, improved to 4-4.
UND was scheduled to play San Jose State last Friday night.
Tickets on sale
Single-game hockey tickets for UND men's hockey will go on sale today, beginning at 10 a.m.
UND will open the 2011-12 season with an exhibition game against Regina on Oct.1. Tickets are priced at $10 each, commemorating 10 years since the opening of Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Single-game adult ticket prices for all games are as follows:
- Harvard, Russian Red Stars: $25.
- Michigan Tech, St. Cloud State: $35.
- Colorado College, Maine, Minnesota State, Nebraska-Omaha, Wisconsin: $40
- Minnesota: $50.
Tickets also remain for the Ice Breaker Tournament, scheduled Oct. 7-8, at REA. Ticket packages for the tournament, which features Boston College, Michigan State and Air Force, are $70 (adult) and $40 (youth).
Tickets can be purchased at the UND box office at Ralph Engelstad Arena, any Ticketmaster outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Fan Fest set for today
Ralph Engelstad Arena will host Fighting Sioux Fan Fest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
There will be a free lunch, an autograph session, a skills station and a question-and-answer session.
All fans will receive a free lunch and the first 1,000 fans will get a free Fighting Sioux and Midco Sports Network acrylic mug. One fan will win a 32-inch high definition television.
The MacNaughton Cup and Broadmoor Trophy will be on hand. Fans will have a chance to get their picture taken with it.
Both the Sioux men's and women's teams will be present.
- Minn.-Crookston: Ed Odland of Crookston, Nathan Pitt of Morden, Man., and Luther Higgins of Frisco, Texas, will be inducted into the Minnesota-Crookston Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 30. Odland has been a supporter of UMC athletics for years; Pitt was an All-American hockey player for the Golden Eagles in 1994; and Higgins was a standout on the 1984 UMC team that finished 7-1.
- Women's soccer: UND and South Dakota played to a scoreless tie Friday in Vermillion, S.D. Sioux goalkeeper Kristi Hestdalen stopped nine shots. "I am pleased with our performance today," Sioux coach Kristen Gay said. "We bounced back from last weekend and had some quality chances."
- Cross country: UND's Emily Emerson finished second with a time of 18:04.02 at the Eastern Illinois Walt Crawford Invitational on Friday. Erin Wysocki finished 17th and Jessica Lindsay 22nd for the Sioux. On the men's side, Tyler Rose led UND with a 13th-place finish. Kyle Economy finished 17th.
- Baseball: Joel Barta, a Michigan, N.D., native, has been named the head coach at the University of Mary. He has been the coach at Ridgewater Community College in Willmar, Minn., for the last three seasons. At Ridgewater, Barta compiled a 71-48 record.
- Women's golf: UND finished in third place at the Cobber Open on Friday with a total of 336 strokes. North Dakota State won the meet with a score of 308. NDSU's Amy Anderson earned medalist honors with a 72.
- Hockey: The rights to former UND player David Toews were traded from the New York Islanders to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday. Toews' older brother, Jonathan, is the captain of the Blackhawks.