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SMSU volleyball defeats University of Mary, 3-0

SMSU volleyball defeats University of Mary, 3-0

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


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The SMSU Mustangs defeated the University of Mary Marauders 3-0 Friday, Nov. 11. The Mustangs started out red hot in set number one scoring the first three points before the Marauders finally answered with a point of their own. The score was only tied once in the first set at 3-3 before the Mustangs...

SMSU football team loses to Augustana

SMSU football team loses to Augustana

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


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The SMSU Mustangs lost 35-20 to the Augustana Vikings on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Schwan Regional Event Center. Augustana scored the first points of the game after a disappointing opening drive by the Mustangs that went all the way to the goal line. The Mustangs went for it on fourth down and didn’t...

SMSU Volleyball team defeats Minot State, 3-0

SMSU Volleyball team defeats Minot State, 3-0

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


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The SMSU Mustangs defeated the Minot State Beavers 3-0 on Saturday, Nov. 12. The Mustangs, hungry for the NSIC Conference Championship, came out swinging, winning the first set 25-15 and the second set 25-18. By the third set the Mustangs were still blazing away as they scored four unanswered points...

SMSU overpowers Bemidji

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


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SMSU Volleyball (19-2) swept Bemidji State (7-15) in three sets on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the PE Gym. SMSU started fast and beat Bemidji State in every statistic. The team was led by Sarah Parker, Taylor Reiss, Eisha Oden, and Kaylee Burmeister with 12, 11, 9, and 8 kills respectively. SMSU won the first s...

Hudson and Simmons lead SMSU football team to victory

Hudson and Simmons lead SMSU football team to victory

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


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Running backs Walton Hudson and Max Simmons combined for 287 rushing yards to lead the Mustangs to a 28-14 win over Concordia St. Paul (2-6) on Oct. 29 at Matkke Field. Running back Divonte Beale and Quarterback Blake Gimbel added 59 yards to the rushing total to set a new school rushing record 70 att...

Mustangs’ soccer team crushes Wildcats

Jordan LeMieur, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


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The Southwest Minnesota State women’s soccer team snapped a three match losing streak in a 4-1 victory over Wayne State at home with one of its best all-around performances of the season. SMSU saw most of the possession to start the first half and opened the scoring in the 26th minute to go up 1-0...

SMSU football team defeated by MSU

Nick Rathke, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


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SMSU (4-3) took on Minnesota State Mankato (MSU) (5-2) on Oct. 20. The Mustangs had never beaten MSU, the series being 14-0 prior to this matchup. SMSU was able to keep up with the high powered Mavericks, with a tie game going into half at 14 points each. A 21 point fourth quarter put the Mustangs away f...

SMSU volleyball subdues Golden Eagles

SMSU volleyball subdues Golden Eagles

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


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SMSU defeated Minnesota Crookston three sets to zero on Oct. 22 at 3:00 pm in the P.E. Gym. The Mustangs won in straight sets Saturday afternoon. Kaylee Burmeister and Taylor Reiss had 10 kills apiece in the match with Burmeister adding 2 blocks. Sarah Parker added 10 kills and 4 blocks while Eisha O...

Soccer team falls to Winona

Soccer team falls to Winona

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016


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Winona State overpowering in the first defeated SMSU 3-2 on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Schwan Regional Event Center. Sophomore midfielder Abby Bohanski of Winona State opened the score board with an assist from forward Courtney Wiecnek at the 16:14 mark of the first half. The duo was followed up by seni...

SMSU Volleyball overpowers Winona State at home

SMSU Volleyball overpowers Winona State at home

Paul Holdhusen, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016


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Number four ranked SMSU Mustangs defeated number seven ranked Winona State University Warriors on Saturday Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. in the P.E. Gym. SMSU is 13-3 overall and 7-1 in the NSIC South. Sophomore outside hitter Taylor Reiss and Junior Middle Blocker Eisha Oden made three consecutive kills to down t...

NCIS Cross Country Championship Race

Jordan LeMieur, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016


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As the end of the season is drawing closer, the Mustang cross country team must prepare for the NSIC conference championships in Sioux Falls, SD. The mustangs have already competed in three meets and hope to bring their A-game on Oct. 22. Last year at the same meet, both the men’s and women’s teams...

Mustang football vs. USF

Nick Rathke, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016


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The Mustangs faced off against ninth ranked University of Sioux Falls (USF) on October 8. USF is ranked first in the NSIC Division II in total offense and SMSU is ranked third. There was a lot of offense in this game, as was expected. USF finished with 670 total yards as their offense rolled to a 48...

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