Augustana sports in brief

Soccer shuts out Duluth in NSIC quarterfinal; semis set for Friday

hannah-keirsteadJunior 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.

trey-heidHeid 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.

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