The Huskies entered Saturday’s playoff game with a heavy heart after losing their All-American DB Jack Moro for the rest of the season due to a broken collarbone suffered in last Saturday’s contest against MSU Moorhead.
Moro was leading the Huskies’ secondary this year with seven interceptions this season, and just grabbed the school record of most interceptions (21) in a career.
However, by the end of the game SCSU’s secondary would be the ones to step up and give the Huskies the edge on their way to a 40-35 upset victory over the #3 seed Henderson State University.
Not getting exactly what they set out for, the second-ranked team in the nation got five of six points in their conference weekend battle against the Colorado College Tigers.
The Huskies (9-1-2, 4-1-1 NCHC) were looking for another sweep for their first sweep at home this season, but the Tigers (1-8-2, 1-5-2-1 NCHC) remained winless in St. Cloud with their last win coming in December of 2010.
It goes down in the books as a 2-2 tie, but the Tigers edged out the Huskies in a shootout getting the two points.
For those of you who tuned into KVSC to follow the men’s hockey team get the better of Colorado College, you were hearing history being made, not on the ice, but in the press box.
You were listening to the first female radio play-by-play broadcaster in the history of SCSU Division I men’s hockey.
That groundbreaking voice belongs to Gina Carlson, a senior that will be graduating in May with a bachelors degree in Mass Communication Radio Broadcasting with a minor in Human Relations at SCSU, who’s been working with KVSC since the start of her freshman year.
The 2-0 SCSU women’s basketball team returned home for their second home game after a 85-67 victory over Grand View University. The Huskies kept the winning streak alive, hosting UW-Stout Saturday afternoon and dominating all the way to an 83-59 triumph.
“I just thought it was a good team effort, with contributions from a variety of people,” Fish said. “I think that’s why our team will have some success, because a lot of people can score, so you can’t key on one or two people.”
After a change in the balls being used, the Huskies started the game hot with a three-pointer from the hand of Sam Price.
It’s been a tough few years for the women’s hockey program at SCSU, with a team record of 15-86-6 since the 2010-2011 season, but those faithful to the program have witnessed quite an improvement since that time.
In 2010-2011 the Huskies posted a gut-wrenching 1-33-1 record, which was improved in 2011-2012 with a 5-29-2 finish.
The 2012-2013 campaign record rose to 9-24-3, scoring 26 more goals than they did in 2010-2011, and firing almost 200 more shots than the previous season.
When you think of the Western part of the United States, the Grand Canyon, Pacific Ocean and warm weather are a few things that come to mind. Places like California and Arizona are vacation destinations for many people that just want to get away. In the past, NHL hockey has not been a prominent sport in these areas. References such as, “do they even have ice out there,” are common examples of the expressed views of the non-sports fan. To their dismay, three out of the four tops teams in the NHL this season are from California and Arizona.
The SCSU men’s basketball team (4-0) was able to remain undefeated for the season with a nail-biting win over Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers (4-1) on Saturday afternoon, by a score of 87-84. The loss was UW-Parkside’s first of the season as they came into the contest with a 4-0 record.
SCSU held a narrow lead for the vast majority of the game, including the entire first half. The Huskies were off to a quick start, as sophomore guard Jordan Poydras’ kick started his 32 point performance with a three-pointer that was made possible by Kevin Levandoski offensive rebound.
The No. 3 ranked SCSU men’s hockey team (8-1-1, 3-1-0 NCHC) was able to come away with a weekend sweep of Alabama-Huntsville (0-10-0, 0-6-0 WCHA), giving them their third sweep of the season, all of which have come on the road.
The Huskies lit up the Von Braun Center scoreboard in Huntsville, Ala. Friday night. Coming away with a convincing victory over the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers by a score of 10-0.
It was a game for the record books for the Huskies, tying the record set for largest margin of victory at 10 goals. SCSU also recorded a 10-goal win against Yale in 2005.
Bloodied and beaten, Georges ‘Rush’ St-Pierre defended his UFC welterweight title for a record ninth time Saturday night in Las Vegas. In front of a booing crowd, defeating Johny Hendricks by split decision before saying he would “go away for a little bit,” raised immediate questions on whether the champion is quitting or retiring from the sport.
While this raised eyebrows in itself. It didn’t raise mine.
Actually, I am not surprised at all. St-Pierre has been at the top of the game for six to seven years. I was a freshman in high school the last time he was not the champion.