College Notes for the week ending Nov. 8

• St. Olaf College junior Jorden Johnson (Blaine) helped the Oles finish second in the MIAC Cross Country Championships at Como Park Golf Course Nov. 2. Johnson placed second in 22:30.3 trailing only freshman teammate Noelle Olson (21:49.5). Carleton won the team title followed by their fellow Northfield-based school by 18 points.

• St. Cloud State University junior diver Tori Raihle (Spring Lake Park) received NSIC Diver of the Week for the second consecutive week after winning the 1- and 3- meter dives at the Northfield Invite Nov. 2. She scored a 404.75 on the 1-meter and 420.45 on the 3-meter.

• Concordia University sophomore libero Taylor Dordan (Blaine) and sophomore middle blocker Heather Schiller (Coon Rapids/Totino-Grace) helped the Golden Bears clinch the NSIC title with a perfect 16-0 record (24-1 overall) with one weekend left in the regular season. Dordan has a team-high 346 digs and is second in serve receives (421) for the top-ranked NCAA Division II Bears. Her 15 ace serves are fourth on the team and she has a .975 serve percentage.  Schiller is fourth on the team in kills (221) and she leads the team with 85 total blocks (18 solos). She also has 25 digs.

• St. Benedict’s claimed the MIAC women’s soccer title with a 9-2-0 conference record (14-2-1 overall). Freshman forward Taylor Hedin (Andover) scored five goals (three game winners) in 15 games (two starts). She scored in the 30th minute of a 2-0 win against Concordia in the regular season finale, Nov. 2. Freshman defenseman Jess Tronsen (Andover) collected an assist in a 7-0 win against Bethel Oct. 12. She started twice and played in 16 games.

• Concordia University-Moorhead junior soccer midfielder Rochelle Hickerson (Andover) had two assists and 23 shots in 11 starts for the Cobbers (7-3-1 fourth place MIAC, 11-6-1 overall). Concordia received the fourth seed in the MIAC tournament.

• St. John’s senior defenseman Elliot Olsen (St. Francis) scored his lone goal of the season in a 5-0 win over Concordia-Moorhead in the regular season finale Nov. 2. The Johnnies received the fourth seed in the MIAC tournament with a 6-2-2 conference record (8-6-3 overall).

• UW-Eau Claire junior defensive end Dalton Evertz (Anoka) had two tackles including 0.5 tackle for loss in a 35-27 loss to UW-Stout Nov. 2. He has 16 tackles in eight games for the 1-7 Bluegolds.

• Minnesota State University, Mankato junior soccer forward Jessica Bowe (Anoka) has seven points (three goals) on nine shots in 14 games. Freshman forward Karah Jolly (Blaine) has one shot in 208 minutes across eight matches. Both helped the fourth-ranked Mavericks clinch its second straight NSIC championship after a 3-0 win over Upper Iowa Nov. 1.

• St. Thomas sophomore outside hitter Ashley Dahly (Blaine) helped the Tommies share the regular season MIAC volleyball title (with Augsburg). St. Thomas finished with a 10-1 conference record and 26-2 overall record. She had 16 kills, six digs and two blocks in 12 matches.

• Minnesota Duluth freshman runner Samantha Rivard (Oak Grove) helped the Bulldogs win the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) title with a third-place finish time of 21:22.54 on the 6,000-meter course at Yanton Trails Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. She also earned first-team All-Conference honors and the Bulldogs will return to the same course for the NCAA Division II Regional Nov. 9.


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