03/16/2015 - 5:05 AM
The SCSU Huskies wrestling took to the mat this weekend in St. Louis Missouri and captured the schools first ever NCAA National Championship. SCSU collected 84.5 points outpacing Nebraska-Kearney who was 2nd with 76.5 points. The Huskies were led by National Champion Tim Prescott. After losing twice this season and against T.J. North of Augustana, Prescott would finally have his revenge in St. Louis, defeating North and was crowned the national champion at 125 pounds. SCSU also had five All American wrestlers and had six wrestlers compete at the tournament.
Congrats to Steve Costanzo and his staff on a championship season. If you would like to celebrate the Huskies victory feel free to stop by the Atwood lounge at 2PM Tuesday afternoon.
03/16/2015 - 4:32 AM
For the first time in the history of the NCHC, St. Cloud State will be participating in the Frozen Faceoff. After being upset last year by Miami, the Huskies were able to make it to the Target Center this year by pulling off an upset of their own. After being given the 6th seed in the NCHC Tournament, they traveled to the 3rd-seeded Omaha to take on the Mavericks, whom they swept at home this season. David Morley would score both goals on Friday for the Huskies, who won in double overtime, 2-1. Austin Ortega would chip in the lone goal for the Mavericks, shorthanded. Charlie Lindgren was strong in net, stopping 45 shots, including 16 in the overtime periods. It was their first double overtime win since they beat Northern Michigan back in 2010, 4-3 and their first multiple overtime game since falling to Duluth 3-2 in 3 OT's.
On Saturday, the Huskies would get the scoring started early again with a Power Play goal from Morley off a redirected Ben Storm shot. In the 2nd period, Senior Joey Rehkamp would find Nick Oliver in front of the net and bank it home in front of Kirk Thompson. Omaha would attempt a comeback bid with Grant Gallo scoring on the Power Play with 3:15 left to go in the game, but Joey Benik would score just 40 seconds later and that would seal the deal. Huskies sweep the Mavericks, 2-1 and 3-1. The Huskies will move on to the Target Center of Friday to play the University of North Dakota. They will also play on Saturday, but who they will play is to be decided.
03/03/2015 - 4:00 AM
The St. Cloud State men’s basketball team struggled on Sunday against Minnesota State Mankato getting pinned 96-74. It’s hard to name the reason that it went south for the Huskies because there were a few areas they struggled in. As a team they committed 15 turnovers, were outrebounded 45-31, and shot 39% from the field and from outside. In addition they allowed 46 points in the paint, 51% shooting from the Mavericks, and gave up 23 free throw attempts.
Individually the Huskies were led in scoring by Scottie Stone who finished with 19 points in 7 of 14 shooting. Jordan Poydras was right behind Stone with 17 points on 5 of 24 shooting. Connor Niehaus went 5 of 9 from the field in his final game as a Husky and had 13 points. Eddie Alcantara rounded out the Huskies in double figures with a 10 points, 9 rebound performance.
The Mavericks finished with 6 players in double figures.
The Huskies finish the season with an 18-12 record (13-9 in NSIC) which marks the 20th straight season that the program has posted a winning record.
We here at KVSC want to say goodbye to their senior class for both the women’s and men’s basketball teams. We want to wish Carley Jeffrey, Eva Lampert, James Fort, Kevin Levandoski, Connor Niehaus, and Derrick Boone the best of luck both academically and beyond! We’re honored to have been able to cover your games this season.
Husky Women's basketball to face Sioux Falls in first-round of NSIC Tournament for 2nd straight seas
02/24/2015 - 12:00 PM
The St. Cloud State women’s basketball team (11-11 in NSIC) hosts the University of Sioux Falls (13-9 in NSIC) in the opening round of the NSIC tournament for the second year in a row. The only other time these teams met the Cougars won 71-48. It should be noted that the Huskies were without Lexy Petermann in that contest.
The key players for the Huskies will be Lexy Petermann and Chelsea Nooker. Petermann leads the team in scoring at 14.2 ppg while Nooker leads the team in steals (2.0) and blocks (0.7). The keys to the Huskies victory are pretty clear cut: they need to contain Cougars’ shooters (allow 44.4% shooting from the field as a team, 14th in NSIC), they need to convert on the turnovers they force (have 3rd best turnover margin in conference), and they need to slow down Taylor Varsho (17 points, 16 rebounds in last meeting with Huskies).
The Cougars need to continue to dominate the boards (best rebounding team in the NSIC), establish a presence inside the paint (3rd in conference in blocks), and they need to get off to a good start to quiet the Cloud Crazies. They are led in scoring, passing, and steals by Taylor Varsho (13.0 ppg, 3.9 apg, 1.9 spg). Sam Knect leads the team in rebounding, blocks, and field goal percentage (7.6 rpg, 2.0 bpg, 53% FG).
The game tips off on Wednesday at 6pm in Halenbeck Hall and can be heard live on your sports alternative 88.1 FM KVSC.
02/24/2015 - 12:00 PM
The St. Cloud State men’s basketball team (17-11, 13-9 NSIC) hosts Southwest Minnesota State University (12-16, 8-14 NSIC) Wednesday in the first-round of the NSIC Tournament. The only meeting between these two squads this season occurred on January 30th in Marshall, Minnesota. St. Cloud State strolled to a 76-55 win.
In order to get the victory again the Huskies must contain SMSU shooters and seeing as how they have the NSIC’s best three-point shooting defense they are more than capable of doing that.
On the Mustangs side of things, they will need to find a way to shake free of St. Cloud’s perimeter defense and finish with respectable shooting percentages (SMSU shot 38% FG, 31% 3PT, 41% FT in January 30th game).
St. Cloud State is led in several categories by Jordan Poydras (19.9 ppg, 4.3 apg, 1.5 spg). Scottie Stone will be a player to watch as well since he is shooting 45% from the field and from downtown.
The Mustangs are led in scoring by Joey Bartlett (13.6 ppg). Bartlett also leads the team in three-point percentage at 38%.
The game tips off on Wednesday at 8pm in Halenbeck Hall and can be heard live on your sports alternative 88.1 FM KVSC.
Husky men's basketball splits in final weekend of regular season; To face SMSU in first-round of NSI
02/23/2015 - 5:00 AM
The St. Cloud State men’s basketball team split last weekend beating Minot State University 93-85 on Friday before falling to the University of Mary on Saturday 87-82.
Jordan Poydras led the Huskies with another 30 point performance (his 4th 30 point game of the season). Scottie Stone (22), Eddie Alcantara (15), and Donnell Cegers (10) also finished in double figures for the Huskies.
As a team the Huskies shot 55% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc.
Minot State was led in scoring by Tyler Rudolph (22) who finished 10 of 16 from the field. As a team the Beavers shot 47% from the field and from outside.
Poydras again paced the Huskies in Saturday’s loss with 27 points. Connor Niehaus (14), Cegers (13), and Alcantara (10) rounded out the Huskies in double figures.
As a team the Huskies shooting percentages dropped to 41% from the field and 29% from downtown. They went 24 of 31 (77%) from the charity stripe.
Jaycob Velasco led the Marauders with 16 points and he hit three big threes in the second half to help hold off the Huskies.
With the split St. Cloud State finishes the year 17-11 overall and 13-9 in the NSIC. The record gives them the 3rd seed in the North Division and they will face Southwest Minnesota State University (12-16, 8-14) at Halenbeck Hall in the first round of the NSIC Tournament.
02/19/2015 - 11:30 AM
The St. Cloud State men’s basketball team comes into the final weekend of regular season play with a 12-8 record in conference (won 5 of last 6 games). They are currently 3rd in the NSIC North Division standings trailing 2nd seeded Northern State University by just one game.
This weekend the Huskies match up with Minot State University (9-11 NSIC) Friday at 8pm and the University of Mary (6-14 NSIC) on Saturday at 6pm.
Minot State University is led in scoring by Everett Robinson (13.2) and Thomas Korf (12.2). As a team they average 74.6 ppg and allow 75.3 ppg. They shoot .467 from the field and .390 from beyond the arc.
The University of Mary is led in scoring by Marquealis Edwards at 12.5 ppg. As a team the Marauders average 71.2 ppg and allow 75.3 ppg to opponents. They shoot .464 from the field and .362 from downtown.
St. Cloud State is led in scoring by Jordan Poydras who broke the 1,000 point threshold earlier in the year. Poydras averages 19.2 ppg on .417 shooting from the field this season. As a team the Huskies put up 81.2 ppg and allow 74.1 ppg. The Huskies currently have the NSIC best perimeter shooting defense only allowing opponents to convert .332 of their shots from outside.
Both games this weekend can be heard live on the KVSC Sports Stream. Daniel Papp and Dante Smith will have the calls. Go to kvsc.org/sports to find out where to listen.
02/12/2015 - 12:00 PM
Congratulations to the St. Cloud State Wrestling team as they are the new number one team in the nation in the latest NCAA coaches poll. The Huskies own a 14-2 overall record this season and are 5-0 inside the N-S-I-C as of February, 15.
SCSU has five wrestlers ranked in the top five individually including; junior Clint Poster #1 at the 157-pounds, junior Gabe Fogarty #2 at 165-pounds, junior Austin Goergen #3 at 285-pounds, Josh Howk #4 at 141 pounds and sophomore Mike Rhone #5 at 133-pounds.
The latest coaches poll can be by clicking here.
12/17/2014 - 12:55 PM
The St. Cloud State Women’s basketball team broke into the USA Today Sports Division II Top 25 women’s basketball coaches’ poll on December 16th. After going 8-0 (5-0 NSIC) out of the chute, the Huskies are ranked #21 in the country. They received 146 votes in the latest poll which can be viewed in its entirety from the link below.
The last time the Huskies were ranked was January 2nd, 2007 when they came in at #22.
When asked about the rankings women’s basketball head coach Lori Fish said, “Polls and rankings are nice, but talk to me in February because that’s when it means something. Really the Regional rankings are the big deal because that’s what helps you get into the national tournament. As far as the rankings right now, it’s nice because it recognizes that our players are working really hard and doing well.”
The start has also given the Huskies recognition in the Central Region Media Poll. Until this week, the Huskies had been unranked, after the upset victory over Northern State, they’re now ranked 8th with 6 points.
The last time that the Huskies began the season 8-0 was the 2005-06 season, in which they jumped out to a 17-0 start, finished 29-5, and went all the way to the NCAA Elite Eight semifinals.
This weekend the Huskies are headed to the Romano Gymnasium in Duluth to take on the Bulldogs for the second time this season. The last time the squads met was November 29th at Halenbeck Hall. The Huskies won 81-67.
They were led in scoring by Karissa LeCaptain (20), Carley Jeffrey (14), Lexy Petermann (14), and Betsy MacDonald (13).
Lexy Petermann and Nichole Wittman each grabbed 10 rebounds for the Huskies to help them gain a 42-40 edge in that department. They finished with 21 second chance points while forcing 21 turnovers that turned into 19 points.
Leading the way for the Bulldogs in scoring was Danielle Flood. She finished 8 of 17 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line for 22 points.
The game will tipoff at 2pm on Saturday and can be heard live on your sports alternative KVSC; 88.1 FM & HD St. Cloud. Daniel Papp will be doing play-by-play.
12/16/2014 - 12:25 PM
The St. Cloud State University Women’s basketball team put their undefeated streak on the line against MSU-Moorhead and #3 NSU this weekend. And they showed up to play both nights, beating MSU 79-62 on Friday and NSU 62-54 on Saturday.
Led by Chelsea Nooker (18) and Karissa LeCaptain (16) the Huskies lit up the scoreboard with a 52% shooting performance as a team on Friday. They scored 27 points off of 21 MSU turnovers (compared to 5 points off turnovers for MSU) and 31 points off the bench. They also started to knock down their free throws (83%) like their capable of doing.
MSU was led by senior Meghan Roehrich who finished 5 of 13 from the field for 15 points.
The big game of the weekend though, was the Huskies hosting the #3 team in America, the Northern State University Wolves. Coming into the game the Wolves were averaging over 46 rebounds per game as a team (about 10 more than SCSU).
The Huskies managed to keep the rebounds under control and finished the game with a 37-36 edge in that department. They were outshot from the field by 6% (40% NSU, 34% SCSU) but drilled 7 more threes than the Wolves to go along with 5 more free throw conversions which helped to keep them in the game.
The Huskies were led by Lexy Petermann (17) and Chelsea Nooker (11), but also got some big contributions from Kyli Van Klei off the bench. Van Klei finished with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and a block off the bench.
With the wins the Huskies improve to 8-0 on the season (5-0 NSIC) and will next be in action in Duluth against the Bulldogs on December 20th. Tipoff is scheduled for 2pm and the games will be live on the KVSC Sports Stream. Just go to KVSC.org/sports to find where to listen.
12/02/2014 - 11:22 AM
The St. Cloud State University Men’s Basketball team reached the century mark on the scoreboard for the first time since February 6th, 2010 when they beat the Beavers of Bemidji State 107-71. 1179 fans came to Halenbeck Hall tonight to watch the Huskies steamroll their way to a 102-48 victory over the Crossroads College Knights of Rochester, Minnesota.
The Huskies had 6 players score in double-figures led by Chuckie Smith who notched a career-high 17 points in the game. Freshmen Andy Foley and Jon Averkamp each set new seasons highs with 11 and 10 points respectively. Rounding out the players in double figures were Scottie Stone (12), James Fort (10) and Donnell Cegers (10).
As a team the Huskies scored 70 bench points! A couple of other season records set by the team tonight include: points in the paint (46), second chance points (34), fast break points (10), three-point field goals made (9), and three-point percentage (.391).
However it wasn’t just in the score column that the Huskies shined. They also set a new season-high in assists as a team with 19 and out-rebounded the Knights 58-26. On top of that they picked the Knights’ pockets 11 times and turned away 5 shot attempts.
All of these stats contributed to the seriously lopsided final score.
With the win the Huskies improve to 4-2 on the year and will next travel to face undefeated Bemidji State (5-0) on Friday and UM-Crookston on Saturday. They next return to Halenbeck Hall on Friday, December 12th against MSU-Moorhead at 8pm.
11/03/2014 - 10:00 AM
The State of Hockey features a lot of great rivalries but this weekend may have featured the best of them all. St. Cloud State and Minnesota skated to a split this weekend with the home team winning both matchups.
Friday featured the best crowd of the year at the National Hockey Center as there was not a seat to be had when the puck dropped at 7:37. It took alomst 15 minutes for the first goal to be scored but when Jonny Brodzinski delivered a perfect pass to Kalle Kossila the scoring opened up for the Huskies. The first period ended with a David Morley rebound goal to push the Huskies lead to 2-0 at the end of the first period and the Huskies would never look back. SCSU got goals from Jonny Brodzinski and Joey Benik to close out the 4-1 win over the top ranked Gophers.
Saturday was a different story as Minnesota came out and played much better at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. The first period featured the Gophers dominating SCSU in the shots department but the game was still scoreless after the first period. After both teams went back and forth in the game, overtime came and the Gophers took advantage by netting the game winning goal just a couple of minutes into overtime.
The Huskies move to 3-3 on the young season and will play Minnesota-Duluth this weekend in a series at the National Hockey Center.
11/01/2014 - 2:45 AM
St. Cloud State Volleyball opened the season winning 3 of the 4 games at both the Rollins College Tournament and the NSIC Challenge. The 6-2 stretch included sweeps over Minot State (3-0) and the University of Minnesota-Crookston (3-0). The Huskies would then lose in their home opener against the University of Minnesota-Duluth before winning their 7th game of the season against the University of Sioux Falls on November 19th. Since this time, the Huskies have failed to win a single match and over the course of this 14 match losing streak, the Huskies have won only 5 sets (and haven’t forced a fifth set once). As if to illustrate how far the Huskies have plummeted over the course of the past month and a half, the last home stand featured losses to UM-Crookston (0-3), Minot State (0-3) and a University of Mary team that came into the match with a 3-18 record on the year (1-3).
Now why has the team fallen so far from where it began the season? There are many possible reasons, and perhaps no one right answer, but here are a few of the possibilities: Head Coach Michelle Blaeser has been put under investigation by the university for an, as of yet, unknown reason. St. Cloud State also plays in arguably the best conference in Division II Volleyball with perennial powerhouse opponents like 7-time National Champion Concordia University, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Southwest Minnesota State University, Wayne State, and Augustana College (all of which have been ranked in the top 25 at some point this season). In addition to these reasons, the Huskies have experienced some key injuries over the course of the season. Most notably the injury to sophomore outside hitter Shannon Klink. This left the Huskies to floundering offensively as they tried to find a go-to attacker to assist senior outside hitter Kaitlin Doughty.
Now these aren’t the only factors that could have played a role in the losing streak, but they certainly haven’t helped matters. So how does the team prepare for the rest of the games this season? It certainly won’t be easy (as they will face Augustana, Wayne State, and Southwest Minnesota State University before the seasons end), but there may be some good news on that front. Shannon Klink did return to action on Tuesday against the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. Though she only played in one set and didn’t manage any notable stats, it is a good sign to see Klink returning to the lineup. If she can make a full recovery and return to her natural rotation next season it will certainly give the Huskies a lift offensively and defensively (Klink has averaged 2.5 kills/set and 2.3 digs/set this season). Another bright spot is freshman outside hitter Isabella Nelson. Nelson has been given the bulk of the responsibility of filling in for Shannon Klink, and as time has gone on you can see she is getting more comfortable on the court and playing better each match. Lastly, the team is only graduating two seniors at the end of this season. On the downside, both seniors play a key role on the team. Kaitlin Doughty leads the team in kills and Erin Ohlemann has done a masterful job as the setter all season (she has been ranked in the top 10 in the NSIC all year). Over the offseason the Huskies will have to address these losses in order to continue to progress toward contender ship in the NSIC.
One thing that needs to be improved is the defense. Coming into the weekend’s matchups against Augustana and #12 Wayne State, the Huskies are ranked 15th in the NSIC in opponents hitting percentage (.229), 14th in digs (14.6/set), and 14th in blocks (1.63/set). They will need to find replacements at the setter position and a consistent outside hitter to go along with Shannon Klink for next year. And finally, they need to regain the staffing stability that they have had over the past few years before the investigation of Coach Blaeser.
The Huskies will next be in action against Augustana College on Halloween night at 7pm in Halenbeck Hall and against #12 Wayne State College on November 1st at 4pm. The games will be on the KVSC Sports Stream on a tape-delayed basis next week.
10/21/2014 - 4:49 AM
Coming off of back-to-back 20-8 seasons that included post-season victories over USF in 2014 and Concordia in 2013, the Husky Men’s basketball program has certainly got a lot to prove in 2015. However, these expectations don’t come without uncertainty. Redshirt Sophomore Seth Mortag tore his ACL and will be lost for the season. He averaged just less than 4 points and 2 rebounds in 22 games for the Huskies last season. 8 new players have been added since last season and are still working on mastering the offensive and defensive systems. And, finally, Matt Reimer is about to begin his own career as a head coach.
So what can we expect of the three newest additions to the Husky men’s basketball roster? When asked about the former St. Cloud Apollo multi-sport standout (and Division I Transfer from the University of Nebraska-Omaha) Simon Krych, Reimer was excited. “Simon brings us a big body in the post. At 6’8 240, he’s probably our strongest kid in the post. He gives us a big body to bang with and that’s something we were lacking last year. The combination of he and James should give us a pretty formidable defensive presence in the post. Offensively, I think that he’s a very skilled kid. He can step out to 15 or 17 feet and hit a shot. So I think that he’ll do some things there that will really help us.”
Donnell Cegers is a 6’5 forward from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He transferred from Kishwaukee College over the offseason. At Kishwaukee, Cegers led the team in scoring (16.3ppg) and rebounds (8.6rpg). He shot 53.2% from the field, was named to the All-Arrowhead Conference 1st team, won the All-Arrowhead Conference MVP award, and earned a 3.45 GPA as a sophomore. On the court, Reimer is most excited about Donnell’s glass-eating potential, “Donnell brings some toughness and rebounding that we’re going to need. Losing Matt Craggs last year, who was our best rebounder (hurt us). I think Donnell has the potential to be a guy who’s going to go out there and rebound the ball very well.”
Eddie Alcantara is a 6’4 junior guard from Chicago Hales Franciscan high school. He helped Hales to win the 2A State Championship in Illinois before going on to play at Blinn College. Reimer, like many of Alcantara’s coaches before him, spoke highly of his attitude, “Eddie brings a lot of energy. He’s always upbeat. He plays extremely hard and is a very good athlete. I think that as he gets comfortable with the system and the people he’s playing with, he’s just going to get better and better every day.”
With so many new players joining the system, veteran leadership and production becomes all the more important. Reimer was proud to note that they all spent a lot of time in the gym during the offseason. Here are some of the things to keep an eye on while watching returning stars like Kevin Levandoski, Jordan Poydras, and James Fort: “I think Jordan understands that he needs to be a better defender. He can use his athleticism to create some turnovers for us. I think Kevin knows that he needs to be more consistent with his perimeter shot and be a leader both on and off the court. Connor is trying to be more aggressive, attacking the basket off the bounce. We need him to do that because he’s a great free throw shooter and we need to get him to the foul line. I think that James knows that he needs to be more consistent down in the post area. He can’t have one game of 16 points and 10 rebounds and then the next game have 2 points and 2 rebounds and be in foul trouble. I think that all four of those guys know that they have a lot to prove. We’ve had two good years but I wouldn’t call them great years because we haven’t gotten into the NCAA’s like we’re accustomed to. I think those guys want to end that streak and get back into the playoffs in a big way.”
When asked about the expectations for the upcoming season, Reimer was hopeful, “With all of the new guys and with me being a head coach there’s a lot of uncertainty. We can all be really confident, but until we actually go out there and get something done, we’re just talking right now. I think we have the chance to compete with anybody that we play. Now will we be consistent enough and stay away from injuries? Ultimately that’s what will determine how successful we are at the end of the day. Are we going to be consistent? Are we going to be tough? And are we going to stay away from injuries? If we can do those three things, then I’m not afraid to play anybody.” The Huskies open the season with an exhibition game on November 7th, at Michigan State University and then go on the road for two games in Las Vegas that will have Regional implications. They return to Halenbeck Hall for the home-opener on November 21st at 7 p.m.
10/06/2014 - 1:30 AM
Entering the 2014-15 Men's Hockey campaign, St. Cloud State is facing a ton of expectations. Those expectations were partially answered against Trinity Western on Saturday night as the Huskies dominated in the exhibition contest.
The Huskies skated evenly with the Spartans in the first period until Joe Rehkamp scored the first of his two goals on the night. The second and third periods featured six other Huskies getting in the scoring column including Jimmy Murray, Garrett Milan, and freshman Patrick Russell. The Huskies eventually went on to grab the exhibition victory 8-0.
SCSU will face Colgate in a weekend series on Friday and Saturday at the National Hockey Center this weekend.
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