LOCAL CLIPBOARD: Saturday's hockey, softball, golf results
HOCKEY U.S. opens with win HELSINKI -- The United States rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to beat Austria 5-3 in its opening game at the IIHF World Championship on Saturday. Former UND standout Danny Kristo picked up two assists in the win. Russ...
U.S. opens with win
HELSINKI -- The United States rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to beat Austria 5-3 in its opening game at the IIHF World Championship on Saturday.
Former UND standout Danny Kristo picked up two assists in the win.
Russia began the defense of its title with a 6-0 win over Latvia.
David Moss began the Americans' comeback off a rebound in the first period, and defenseman Erik Johnson opened and closed the second period with power-play goals. In between, Tim Stapleton and Aaron Palushaj also scored.
Nick Bjugstad, Justin Faulk and Drew LeBlanc each had two assists.
Also, Finland beat Slovakia 2-0 for its second win, Norway defeated newcomer Slovenia 3-1, and Canada topped Denmark 3-1.
Three lead Riders
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- Josh Steen, Jack LaMoine and Michael Solc all ended with a 170 as Grand Forks Red River finished 12th in the two-day Fargo North Invite, which wrapped up Saturday in Fergus Falls.
Detroit Lakes won the 16-team meet with a 621. Red River finished at 686.
Grand Forks Central finished 15th at 722. The Knights were led by Riley Peterson's 174.
"We would like to play in warmer weather, but for a lot of them, it was their first time out," Red River coach Merle Mikkelsen said. "It was OK; it was not a great day today."
Portland State 11, UND 2
UND grabbed an early 2-0 lead on Caralyn Chewning's single, but it was all Portland State the rest of the way as the Vikings beat UND in a Big Sky Conference game Saturday at Apollo Field.
The loss closed out UND's season. North Dakota finished 2-10 in the Big Sky and 10-30 overall.
Portland State (14-4, 22-29) is in second place in the Big Sky.
UND had 10 home games canceled due to poor weather this season and 12 wiped out overall.
Playing in their final home game were UND seniors Brittany Baker, Cami Bennett, Michelle Frank, Emma Gronseth, Kenna Olsen and Abby Jo Thometich.
The Grand Forks Herald's Marilyn Hagerty threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game.
n Prep softball: Devils Lake scored 13 runs in the third inning en route to a 24-3 win over Grand Forks Central on Saturday. The Firebirds received four hits from Maddie Eriksson. Jessica Marynik and Stephanie McWilliams each had two hits for the Knights. Central plays at Fargo South on Monday.
-- Herald staff reports