Soccer shuts out Duluth in NSIC quarterfinal; semis set for Friday
Junior midfielder Hannah Keierstead scored the game’s only goal and junior keeper Taylor Machacek pitched her sixth shutout of the season as Augustana topped the University of Minnesota-Duluth 1-0 in the first round of the NSIC Tournament Wednesday at Morstad Field.
The Vikings will play Minot State on the road Friday at 3 p.m. in the semifinals. The Beavers beat Augustana 3-0 Sept. 17 in the teams’ lone regular season meeting.
Ellingson repeats as men’s cross-country wins NSIC again
The No. 5 Augustana men’s cross-country team won its eighth-straight NSIC team title at the conference championships Oct. 22. Augustana finished with a season-best 28 points as all five scoring runners placed in the top-nine.
Senior Glen Ellingson led the way by defending his individual crown. The Vikings had seven runners earn All-NSIC honors.
The Augustana women placed fifth. Both teams compete Saturday in the Central Region championships at Yankton Trails Park in Sioux Falls. The top-four teams advance to the NCAA championships.
Heid breaks NSIC’s career total offense record in win over WSU
In Augustana’s 21-20 comeback win over Winona State last Saturday, senior quarterback Trey Heid broke the NSIC record for total offense generated in a career. Heid has combined to rush and pass for 12,262 yards in 42 games.
He surpassed Cole Jaeschke, who played for Upper Iowa University from 2011-14. Jaeschke accounted for 12,031 yards of total offense in 43 career games.
Heid also tied Augustana’s single-season touchdown record of 32. Josh Hanson hit that mark in 2012.