K-Heart Sports – 09/25/23


MINOT, ND (MSU) – The Minot State women’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw with Minnesota State-Mankato on Sunday at Herb Parker Stadium. Minnesota State took a 1-0 lead when Allie Williams scored in the 64th minute. The Beavers evened the match on a goal from Yossi Villagrana — her third goal of the season — in the 72nd minute on a penalty kick. Neither team added another goal in the game. Minot State recorded four shots on goal. Siriana Gudino recorded three saves for the Beavers out of 10 total Mavericks shots. Minot State moved to 4-3-1 overall and 1-2-1 in NSIC action. The Beavers next 3-games are on the road starting Sunday at Augustana University.
MINOT, ND – Saturday scores:
High School Football
Drayton def. New Town, 67-19

High School Boys Soccer
Dickinson def. Williston, 4-2
Bismarck Century ties Bismarck High, 0-0

High School Boys Tennis
Bismarck Century def. Williston, 9-0

High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
#3 Bismarck Century def. Turtle Mountain (3-0) 25-9, 25-5, 25-10
Class B
#3 Dickinson Trinity def. Bishop Ryan (3-0) 25-16, 25-16, 25-19
Killdeer def. New Town (3-0) 25-12, 25-23, 25-17

College Football
University of Sioux Falls def. Minot State, 7-0

College Men’s Hockey
Minot State def. Liberty University, 5-3

College Women’s Hockey
University of Regina def. Minot State, 8-0

College Women’s Volleyball
Bemidji State def. Minot State (3-0) 25-20, 25-13, 25-12
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Jeffers homered, tripled and drove in three runs to back a strong outing by Joe Ryan on Sunday as the Minnesota Twins pulled away late for a 9-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels. After a 50-minute rain delay, Jeffers and Max Kepler each hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to help the Twins expand a one-run lead. Jorge Polanco also went deep, Matt Wallner reached base four times and scored twice, and Trevor Larnach had two RBIs as Minnesota posted its first victory since clinching the AL Central title by beating the Angels on Friday night. Brandon Drury drove in two runs and Zach Neto had two hits and an RBI for the Angels, who have lost nine of 11. Los Angeles reliever Carson Fulmer (0-1), making his first major league appearance since 2021, allowed three runs over four innings to take the loss. Ryan (11-10) tied Pablo López for the team lead in wins. He pitched six innings, giving up three runs on seven hits with no walks and 10 strikeouts — one shy of his career high. It was the sixth time Ryan fanned 10 batters this seasons. And he finished his start with a flourish, striking out the side in the sixth. Drury’s two-run double put the Angels on top 2-1 in the third, but Polanco tied it in the bottom half with his 14th homer of the season.
RHP Bailey Ober (7-6, 3.66) gets the nod Tuesday night as the Twins begin their final home series of the year, a three-game set against the A’s.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings again lacked the late-game touch that was so golden for them last season. Justin Herbert had the firm grip and the let-it-rip approach for the Los Angeles Chargers all game long. Herbert passed for 405 yards and three touchdowns and the Chargers kept Kirk Cousins out of the end zone twice in the last three minutes to preserve a wild 28-24 victory over the winless Vikings on Sunday. Kenneth Murray Jr. made the game-sealing interception in the end zone with 7 seconds left, snagging a ball that deflected off the chest of diving tight end T.J. Hockenson. On Minnesota’s previous possession, Michael Davis knocked down Cousins’ fourth-down throw to Justin Jefferson at the goal line.
The Vikings (0-3) had their final chance thanks to Staley’s bold choice to go for it on fourth-and-1 at his own 24. Joshua Kelley was stonewalled in the hole by Jonathan Bullard, giving the Vikings the ball with 1:47 left. They sputtered through six plays, aided by an illegal use of hands penalty on Davis, before a fourth-down pass to Hockenson gave them first-and-goal at the 6. With no timeouts left, Cousins had trouble hearing the play call and 29 seconds ticked off the clock until the next snap instead of the Vikings opting for a spike. Cousins’ seemingly safe throw to Hockenson’s outside shoulder away from the defenders still got picked off, the type of bad break that rarely went against the Vikings in 2022 while they set the NFL record by going 11-0 in one-score games.
Keenan Allen not only set career highs with 205 yards and 18 catches, but he threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams on a trick play that gave the Chargers (1-2) a 21-10 third-quarter lead. Herbert, who went 40 for 47 and set the franchise record with 213 consecutive attempts and counting without an interception, hit Donald Parham Jr. for two first-half touchdowns, including a fourth-and-goal grab with 50 seconds left before halftime.
In a dizzying final stretch between two potent offenses and teams in desperate situations, Cousins converted a fourth-down pass for a 36-yard touchdown to K.J. Osborn late in the third quarter. Then he hit Jefferson for a 52-yard score and a 24-21 lead with 11:20 left. Herbert came right back with a 30-yard touchdown pass Joshua Palmer with 8:05 left. Akayleb Evans almost made a diving interception, but the ball slipped through his hands, off his helmet and in the air to Palmer at the goal line.
The Vikings gave up 259 rushing yards last week to Philadelphia, but with Austin Ekeler out again, the Chargers abandoned the running game. And why not? Herbert has the most completions in history for a player’s first four seasons, with a whopping 14 games to go to build on that total. For the Vikings, the road looks rough. Only four teams since 1990 have made the playoffs after an 0-3 start: the Chargers (1992), Detroit (1995), Buffalo (1998) and Houston (2018).

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