Local sports briefs: Hawks fall to North Dakota State in volleyball

UTEP rolls past UND in women's basketball

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UND's Maddy Hornyak goes for the kill shot against N.D. State setter Raegen Reilly, bottom right, in the second set of a Summit League volleyball match at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

Women’s volleyball

NDSU downs Hawks: North Dakota State downed North Dakota 3-0 in Summit League volleyball on Saturday night at The Betty.

The Bison won 25-21, 25-20, 25-23 before 833 fans.

UND dropped to 0-16 in the Summit and1-27 overall while the Bison improved to 6-10 and 12-16.

Ashlyn Olson and Abi McGlynn led UND as each finished with 11 kills. Maddy Hornyak added nine.

Ali Hinze led NDSU with 15 kills while Kirstin Tidd and Syra Tanchin each finished with 10.


UND will close out the season with home matches Thursday against South Dakota and Saturday against South Dakota State.

Women’s basketball

Hawks fall at UTEP: EL PASO, Texas -- UTEP capitalized on some early defensive pressure to down shorthanded UND 89-69 on Saturday. The Hawks dropped to 0-2.

UND committed six turnovers in the first five minutes, which helped the Miners bolt to a 13-4 lead. UND finished with 21 turnovers.

Claire Orth led UND with 17 points while Maggie Manson added 15 and Sammiyah Hoskin 10 as the Hawks shot 48 percent. UTEP, 2-0, shot 50 percent.

UND trailed 53-30 at the half but went on a 9-4 run to open the third quarter.

UND played without three starters. The Hawks said the three were unavailable. The three also missed the Hawks’ season opener earlier this week at Weber State after traveling with the team to Ogden.

UND will open the home portion of its season Thursday against Montana. The game is set for a noon tipoff.


Girls swimming

Elseth leads GFC: Madeline Elseth led Grand Forks Central with two third-place finishes Saturday at the North Dakota state girls swimming and diving meet in Bismarck.

Elseth finished third in the 200 freestyle in 1 minute, 57.71 seconds and also third in the 500 freestyle (5:18.12). Elseth, a junior, won the 500 title as a freshman.

Central finished eighth with 113 points. Grand Forks Red River finished 16th with 34 points.

Bismarck Century has reigned supreme for the better part of a decade in North Dakota girls swimming and the Patriots continued that trend on Saturday at Bismarck Aquatic and Wellness Center, edging West Fargo Sheyenne for their seventh consecutive state title.

Sheyenne finished as the runner-up for the third straight year. Century finished with 349.5 team points and Sheyenne totaled 340. Minot was third at 311, Bismarck Legacy finished fourth (155) and West Fargo rounded out the top five (151.5).

Sheyenne senior Greta Bellas won two individual championships Saturday. She repeated as the 500-yard freestyle champion with a time of 5 minutes, 7.16 seconds, and also captured the 200 freestyle title in 1:52.78.


Wayne Nelson is the sports editor at the Herald.

He has been with the Grand Forks Herald since 1995, serving as the UND football and basketball beat writer as well as serving as the sports editor.

He is a UND graduate and has been writing sports since the late 1970s.

Follow him on Twitter @waynenelsongf. You can reach him at (701) 780-1268 or
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