Monday Morning Rewind
Posted 10/09/17 (Mon)
Tuesday the two-time defending state champion LLM Loboes picked up their 33rd win on the season versus EKM. Playing on their home floor the Loboes wasted no time finding offense in a 25-9 one first set win. In the second set the Rebels kept it close the entire way, but a late service run from Ellie Holen put LaMoure up 2-0 by way of a 25-21 set victory. Edgeley battled from start to finish and never showed any signs of losing confidence or energy but could not pick up a set, dropping the match 0-3. Jackie Miekeljohn had a strong game and was recognized in between sets two and three for surpassing 4000 kills in her career. She cleared the mark at the Valley City Invitational and has since surpassed 4500.
For the second time this season the Williston Coyotes battled the Minot Magicians on BEK Prime. The Coyotes were hopeful a switch in scenery to their home floor would be enough to change the outcome; in round one the Majettes swept Williston. The hosts were able to feed off the energy in the building to earn a set two victory 25-19 after losing the first. That would be their only win of the night as Minot regained momentum and rattled off 25-10 and 25-6 wins to defeat Williston 3-1.
Friday had the looks of a great WDA matchup on paper. Battling for the final playoff spot there was no uncertainty from Minot or Mandan what was on the line at Duane Carlson Field. But much like two weeks prior when the Magi hosted legacy, the game was put out of reach in a hurry. Forcing turnovers, a dominant run game and the ability to score in seconds gave Minot High their fourth win of the season. The Braves scored two late touchdowns to set the score at 35-20, but the game was never close in the second half. Lofton Klabunde was our player of the game, finishing with a receiving touchdown, two sacks and the most dominant defensive performance of the night. Adrian Aguilar proved he was the fastest guy on the field with a 71-yard touchdown run that lasted about six seconds. If Minot plays like they did Friday night, they can compete with anybody in the state.
Saturday night at the MAYSA the Tauros did not play their best game. But as is often the case with very good teams, they played well enough late to give themselves a chance. Down 2-3 in the third Ryan Green scored his first goal of the year to ties the game. Minot dominated the third period but struggled to solve the riddle of Kenai keeper Gavin Enright. When the clock dipped under a minute the game seemed destined for OT, but a bad turnover by Minot led to a snapchat from the slot off the stick of Luke Radetic that snuck through the pads of Samu Lonkila to give Kenai River a 4-3 win. The Minotauros will be on BEK Prime next Thursday when they battle the Bismarck Bobcats.