The University of South Dakota remained unbeaten after a last second field goal gave the sixth-ranked Coyotes a 31-28 victory over third-ranked Youngstown State Saturday. The Dakota Days Homecoming crowd saw junior Shamar Jackson set a school record with 229 receiving yards on 11 catches.
The ninth-ranked South Dakota State Jackrabbits cruised to a 40-14 victory over Southern Illinois Saturday night. Senior Brady Mengarelli led the Jacks with 220 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns.
The U-S-D volleyball team won a 3-1 match at Omaha on Saturday as the Coyotes were led by a career-high 22 kills from junior Kristina Susak. U-S-D will host South Dakota State Friday night at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion.
Oral Roberts edged U-S-D 1-0 in women’s soccer Sunday in Vermillion. The Coyotes are now 2 and 11 for the season with a match Friday at Fort Wayne.
Briar Cliff swept Mount Marty in G-PAC soccer on Saturday in Yankton. The Chargers won the women’s game 1-0 and took the men’s contest 5-1 over the Lancers. On Sunday, Jamestown shut out Mount Marty in both soccer games. The Lancers will visit Hastings College for a doubleheader next weekend.
The Mount Marty women placed 12th and the men were 13th in the Briar Cliff Cross-Country Invitational Saturday in North Sioux City. Genny Clark led the Lancer women with a 53rd place, while Nick Wixon was 74th for the Lancer men.
The G-PAC Fall Women’s Golf meet will begin today. Mount Marty will go for honors in the 36-hole tournament taking place at The Bluffs in Vermillion.
Sioux Falls Lincoln scored 650 points and easily defended their Girls Tennis State title, while Yankton had 213 points and took tenth place. Sophomore Josie Kreyski led the Gazelles with a fifth place finish and consolation title at number-two singles. The Gazelles won the Tournament Sportsmanship Award.
The Yankton Bucks rushed for 292 yards Saturday morning as they crushed Sturgis 47-7 at Crane-Youngworth Stadium. Carter Peterson had 81 yards rushing and two touchdowns for the Bucks while Tate O’Hara scored two touchdowns and Cole Sawatzke added a 51-yard field goal. Yankton is 2 and 5 on the season with a game at Brandon Valley coming up Friday night.
The Yankton girls took third place and the Yankton boys finished sixth at the E-S-D Cross-Country championships Saturday in Watertown as Aberdeen Central took both titles. Maddie McClure finished third for the Gazelles with Madisyn Bietz in seventh place, while Brady Jaquith led the Bucks with a 15th place finish. McClure, Bietz and Jaquith each won All-Conference honors for Yankton. The Yankton J-V Invitational will be held tomorrow at Fox Run Golf Course.
Fourth-ranked Aberdeen Central rolled past Yankton 3-0 Saturday in volleyball. The Gazelles are 5 and 8 overall with a match at Brookings on Tuesday.
The Yankton club softball team won two of four games at the state tournament in Sioux Falls over the weekend, beating Rapid City Central and Mitchell each by one run and being eliminated by Stevens on Sunday as they ended 14 and 14 overall.