U-S-D quarterback Chris Streveler accounted for 425 yards and four touchdowns, and the Coyote defense had four sacks and forced three turnovers in pulling off a 35-27 upset of Bowling Green Saturday. The Coyotes have opened a season with two road wins for the first time since 1957. Streveler completed 19 of 34 passes for 306 yards and a touchdown, and ran for a game-high 119 yards and three scores.
South Dakota State University kicker Chase Vinatieri was honored Sunday as Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Jackrabbits’ 31-27 road win at Montana State. Vinatieri booted a career-long 47-yard field goal and scored what proved to be the decisive touchdown on a fake field goal to lift the fourth-ranked Jackrabbits to the victory. Vinatieri’s field goal gave SDSU an early 10-0 lead, and he lined up for what would be another career long of 48 yards late in the game. Instead, Vinatieri took a pitch from holder Brady Hale of Yankton and rolled around right end for a 31-yard touchdown run with 4:26 left. SDSU improves to 2-0. The Jackrabbits host Drake in the 51st Annual Beef Bowl on Sept. 16 at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
Maddy McClure finished first at Brandon Valley on Saturday to lead three girls into the top 10 at the Lynx Invitational with a 19:39 finish. Madisyn Bietz finished third and Ellie Karolevitz was fifth. In the boys division, Brady Jaquith was the top Yankton finisher at ninth.
In varsity volleyball on Saturday, Aberdeen Central defeated Yankton 25-20, 25-13, 25-11.
Men’s Soccer (Saturday)
Central Christian College 3, Mount Marty College 1
Women’s Soccer (Saturday)
Central Christian College 2, Mount Marty College 1
Reigning Summit League Setter of the Year senior Brittany Jessen became the second Coyote in program history to record 4,000 career assists as the Coyotes competed in the Kangaroo Klassic this weekend in Kansas City. Jessen reached the milestone in a 48-assist effort against UNI Friday and has 4,069 assists in three-plus seasons with the Coyotes. Ann Rasmussen and Rachel Schmidt were named members of the Kangaroo Klassic all-tournament team. Rasmussen ended the weekend with 66 digs, three service aces, and six assists while Schmidt added 56 kills, 12 digs, and six block assists. The Coyotes will take the court again as they head to their fourth tournament, the Northern Colorado Tournament, in Greeley, Colorado on Friday