01/24/2011 - 1:10 AM
After a rough start to the season, the Husky men’s basketball team has found their stride as their winning streak stands at four games after road victories against Crookston and Moorhead this past weekend.
The Golden Eagles of Minnesota Crookston put up a fight Friday night as SCSU clawed to a 62-50 win. Senior guard Taylor Witt continued his strong play as he led all scorers with 26 points in the contest. Brett Putz added 14 points and Andrew Bernstetter notched five rebounds.
It would be another “w” for the Huskies on Saturday as they settled down the MSU-Moorhead Dragons by a 76-64 score. Witt had his fifth straight 20-plus point game as he notched 25 points while going 10-for-10 from the free throw line. Putz added 14 points and three assists for the Huskies as well.
SCSU is now 10-7 overall and 9-4 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
01/24/2011 - 12:45 PM
The St. Cloud State wrestling team continues to make headlines this season as they went undefeated this past weekend against top ranked Nebraska-Omaha and conference rival Southwest Minnesota State.
Against number one UNO, the Huskies stunned the home squad in the last match with a pin by Eric Ellington at 133 pounds. Ellington’s win gave SCSU the 19-18 match victory and improved their record to 13-1. SCSU’s Jake Kahnke continued his stellar season as the top ranked wrestler at 285 pounds defeated UNO’s Taylor Escamilla by decision 5-3.
SCSU wrapped up the weekend with an NSIC victory over the Mustangs of Southwest Minnesota State 32-8. The Huskies are now 14-1 on the 2010-2011 campaign and will be in action on Thursday against Augustana at Halenbeck Hall.
01/24/2011 - 12:30 PM
The scoreless drought continued this past weekend for the St. Cloud State Women’s Hockey team as the Huskies were swept by the University of North Dakota in a pair of 5-0 losses Friday and Saturday from National Hockey Center. SCSU now falls to 0-24-1 on the season.
The Huskies have gone four straight games without scoring a goal. The last time a Husky found the back on the net was five games ago against Bemidji State when Julia Gilbert tallied late in the third in a 3-1 loss on January 8. St. Cloud State has now not scored a goal in the last 247 minutes and six seconds.
St. Cloud will look to break that streak this weekend with a pair of home games versus Ohio State. KVSC will have the call on our webstream at KVSC.org for a 2:07 puckdrop on Friday and a 1:07 start on Saturday.
01/18/2011 - 9:05 AM
It was an exciting weekend for the St. Cloud State men’s basketball team as they picked up two conference wins at home and saw their senior captain Taylor Witt receive NSIC honors.
The Morris, Minnesota native had 53 points on the weekend, including a game-high 31 in an overtime win against Bemidji State on Friday. Saturday’s win against Minnesota-Duluth saw Witt lead all scorers once again with 21 points in the 94-74 victory.
Witt seemed to do it all for the Huskies as he contributed 13 assists in addition to nine steals on the weekend.
The Huskies will head to Crookston this weekend as they take on the Golden Eagles on Friday in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.
01/10/2011 - 11:30 AM
The St. Cloud State Women's Hockey team continues to play its opponents tough, but the end result remains the same. Still looking for their first regulation win, the Huskies dropped a pair of 3-1 games to the Bemidji State Beavers of Friday and Saturday at National Hockey Center. With the losses, the squad falls to 0-20-1 on the season.
Friday saw St. Cloud State get a goal from sophomore forward Haylea Schmid to tie the game at one midway through the second period. The goal was the second of Schmid's career. However, the deadlock did not last long as BSU's Erin Johnson scored just over three minutes later and Anne Bauerfeld added an insurance goal in the third.
Saturday's game saw BSU jump on top 2-0 after two periods of play but the Huskies continued battling as freshmen Julia Gilbert scored in the third period to cut the lead to one. However it was too little too late for St. Cloud as Bemidji scored again to sink the Huskies.
SCSU will head on the road to Madison, Wisconsin for a two game series with the #2 Wisconsin Badgers. Puck drop is slated for 7:07 Friday and 2:07 Sunday. Follow twitter.com/KVSCHockey for updates on this series.
01/10/2011 - 11:00 AM
Friday’s win was St. Cloud’s third consecutive victory, after a pair of wins in the Florida College Hockey Classic in Estero, FL in late December. In that series, the Huskies defeated Cornell 4-3 in overtime after falling behind in the game 3-0 and despite going 0-7 on the power play. The second win was against Miami Unviersity, a team that beat SCSU twice earlier this season in St. Cloud.
It was an eventful week for the team as Chris Hepp, Tony Mosey and Bryce Johnson all left the program, and David Eddy was suspended for an indefinite period. Hepp left the Huskies to sign a pro contract with the Idaho Steelheads. Mosey was dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, and Johnson left SCSU to skate with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL.
If the Huskies were distracted by the off-ice issues they didn’t show it this weekend against Michigan Tech, who entered the game as losers of 13 straight. Mike Lee had his third career shutout and SCSU fired 43 shots en route to a 3-0 win Friday.
The Huskies game plan was to shoot early and often at Michigan Tech goaltender Josh Robinson and Jared Festler was the first to break through halfway through the opening period. Festler’s shot from the left wing side resulted in his seventh goal on the season.
St. Cloud struck twice in the second period with goals from Ben Hanowski and Cam Reid. Hanowski’s goal was a re-direction of a Garrett Roe slap shot from the point, scored on the power play. Reid’s goal came courtesy of a Roe pass on a two-on-one rush.
On Saturday it was the Huskies of Michigan Tech getting on the board first. Team Captain Deron Cousens fired a shot past Lee to give his team the early lead. After that, it was all SCSU, as they scored 5 unanswered goals en route to the 5-1 victory.
Nic Dowd tied the game for SCSU early in the second period, taking a nifty feed from LeBlanc and wristing one top-shelf on goalie Robinson.
As textbook as that goal was, it would be the second St. Cloud goal that most fans will probably remember. Festler tipped a puck high into the air in front of MTU’s Robinson. Just as the puck landed on the top of the goal, LeBlanc lost his balance and grabbed to post for support. As LeBlanc braced himself, his stick-hand pushed down on the netting causing the puck to pop into the air, trampoline-style. Robinson had no clue where the puck was as it rolled down his back and into the goal to give St. Cloud a 2-1 lead.
“I have no idea what happened there,” LeBlanc said. “It was just a scramble to the puck that ended up in the back of the net.”
LeBlanc had 3 assists and a goal for SCSU, and St. Cloud State’s freshmen continued to impress with Kevin Gravel, Reid, Nick Jensen and Dowd combining for five points. “The freshmen are playing with a ton of confidence and it’s really helping us down the stretch,” noted LeBlanc.
Jensen scored his first goal since November 6th against Bemidji State, Garrett Roe scored his fourth goal on the season and Mike Lee made 23 saves for a fourth straight win. With the win, Lee improved his record to 7-7-1.
The Huskies get a weekend off before heading to Bemidji January 21/22 for their first visit to Bemidji’s new Sanford Center. For updates all week long on all things SCSU hockey be sure to follow KVSCHockey on Twitter.
01/05/2011 - 12:30 PM
As the St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey team enters 2011, several players will be notably absent from the squad’s roster. News broke yesterday that Senior Defenseman Chris Hepp has left the St. Cloud State Huskies and has signed a pro contract with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. KVSC can now also confirm that senior forward Tony Mosey has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.
Hepp made his pro debut last night and has two shots on goal in the Steelheads 6-3 win over Utah. Idaho is also the home of former Huskies Jase Weslosky and John Swanson. Hepp had played in all 20 games this year for SCSU and was in good academic standing as he was previously a WCHA All-Scholar Athlete.
Mosey had appeared in 17 games this season for SCSU with three goals and three assists. The senior had a breakout season last year scoring 14 goals and adding 26 assists for 40 points. He also scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime of SCSU’s first NCAA tournament win last year versus Northern Michigan.
In regards to if Mosey or Hepp's departures from the team had anything to do with a rumored off-ice incident while in Florida last week at the Florida College Hockey Classic, SCSU Athletic Media Relations had no comment or information.
KVSC can also confirm that Bryce Johnson has left St. Cloud State to return to juniors and play for Omaha of the USHL. Johnson has already suited up in two games for the Lancers after only appearing in three games at SCSU in his first season. Johnson's departure appears to be unrelated to any rumored incident.
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01/04/2011 - 10:00 AM
The SCSU men's basketball squad swept their two game home-stand with victories on Monday and Tuesday night. The Huskies blew out #21 Augustana 86-61 on Monday before defeating Wayne State 64-47 on Tuesday. The victories pushed the Huskies home win streak to eight games and kept the team undefeated at Halenbeck Hall.
01/03/2011 - 5:00 AM
Hepp will make his pro debut tonight for the Steelheads wearing the uniform number three, and skating with former Huskies John Swanson and Jase Weslosky.
“Chris was a big part of our success in 2009-10 with his physical and demanding defensive play," Head Coach Bob Motzko said. "We thank him for his contributions to the program and we wish him all the best as he begins his professional career.”
The senior had played in all 20 games this year for SCSU and was in good academic standing as he was previously a WCHA All-Scholar Athlete. The news comes after Hepp's gear and stall nameplate were missing today at National Hockey Center and the news broke when both the Steelheads and St. Cloud State Athletic Media Relations put out a press release on Hepp's signing.
SCSU Athletic Media Relations had no comment on if Hepp's departure was tied to a possible off-ice incident while in Florida that had been rumored this past week.
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12/29/2010 - 8:00 AM
12/06/2010 - 11:30 AM
Late heroics by the St. Cloud State womens basketball team led to a Friday win 73-71 over the University of Mary but the Huskies couldn’t complete the perfect weekend as they fell to Northern State 71-60 on Saturday in Aberdeen, S.D.
In the win over Mary, guard Talisha Barlow made a layup with 11 seconds left to lift the Huskies to the victory. First-year forward Jessica Benson had her first double-double of her career with 20 points and ten rebounds in the win.
The Huskies couldn’t take down Northern State on Saturday despite a career high 17 points from Amanda Wagner. SCSU’s offense struggled as they shot just 31 percent from the floor.
SCSU is now 4-2 overall with a 1-1 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference record.
12/06/2010 - 11:20 AM
It was a so-so weekend for the St. Cloud State mens basketball team as they fell to the University of Mary 84-81 in overtime on Friday and took down Northern State on Saturday 91-83.
In Friday’s game, senior captain Taylor Witt led the Huskies with a double-double as he had 27 points and ten rebounds against the Mary Mauraders. Jesse Fisher chipped in 17 points off of the bench for SCSU and Brett Putz had 15.
Saturday saw the Huskies have three players score 20-plus points and four players combine for 80 points against the Wolves of Northern State. Putz led the Huskies with 22 points, Witt had 20 and Andrew Bernstetter picked up 20 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots. Jesse Fisher continued his strong weekend in a reserve role with 18 points and three rebounds.
The Huskies are now 2 and 5 on the 2010-2011 season and return to Halenbeck Hall this weekend to take on Southwest Minnesota State and Minnesota State-Mankato.
11/29/2010 - 11:25 AM
All it took was a trip to South Dakota for the St. Cloud State women’s basketball team to get their game going as they defeated Black Hills State 63-61 and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 67-43.
The Huskies were led in the Black Hills win by senior guard Talisha Barlow. The team’s returning leading scorer, Barlow had a team high 15 points and also added six rebounds.
The Huskies finished off the weekend against the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 67-43 in a game that saw first-year forward Jessica Benson notch a double-double. The Grand Meadow, Minnesota native finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. The Huskies are now 3-1 on the season and will head to North Dakota to take on the University of Mary in their NSIC opener on Friday.
11/29/2010 - 11:00 AM
The Huskies had a 17-14 advantage with less than two minutes to play in the fourth quarter, but failed to convert on a third down play, giving the ball back to Duluth. UMD drove down the field and kicked a game-tying field goal to send the game into overtime. The Huskies got off to a fast start in the first quarter, scoring on a 1 yard touchdown run by running back Dante Steward. St. Cloud had two other chances early in the game to break the game open, but Tyler Aldridge missed a field goal, and also had an attempt blocked. The Huskies also had a touchdown called back on a holding penalty. This kept the Bulldogs in the game and UMD quarterback Chase Vogler scored on a 31 yard touchdown run to tie the game at seven in the second quarter. The game went into halftime tied at seven.
In the third quarter Bulldogs running back Brian Hanson scored on a 13 yard touchdown run to give UMD a 14-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Huskies responded by adding a 40 yard field goal by Aldridge to make it 14-10. The Huskies defense played stellar all afternoon, and prevented the Bulldogs from putting the game out of reach. Huskies quarterback Philip Klaphake made a leaping 2 yard touchdown run with 6:32 remaining in the fourth quarter, to give the Huskies a 17-14 lead.
UMD was driving late in the fourth quarter, when wide receiver D.J. Winfield threw an interception on a trick play attempt for the Bulldogs. Marvin Matthews made the interception in the end zone with less than three minutes to play in the game. The Huskies were forced to punt, and UMD tied the score on a 19 yard field goal by kicker David Nadeau.
Duluth got the ball first in overtime, and was unable to put anything together on offense. The Huskies defense once again came up big and held the Bulldogs to a 24 yard field goal by Nadeau. The Huskies then took over on offense knowing a touchdown would send them to the Super Regional 3 championship. St. Cloud was unable to get anything on offense and lined up for a 34 yard field goal attempt into a stiff breeze. Aldridge missed a game-tying field goal and the Huskies lost in heartbreaking fashion.
The game was dominated by great defense from both teams, as neither offense was able to put up big points. Philip Klaphake threw for 176 yards and ran for 40, far below his season averages. Dante Steward had 77 yards rushing on 20 attempts, and Fred Williams had 94 yards receiving on 6 catches. Special teams were a disappointment all day for the Huskies as they had one field goal, and two punts blocked in the game. It was a great effort by the Huskies on the road against the number one ranked Bulldogs. St. Cloud State finished the season with a 10-3 record, tying the school record for most wins in a season.
11/22/2010 - 2:20 AM
It was a rough weekend in the sun for the St. Cloud State men’s basketball team as they lost to Cal-State Dominguez Hills and Grand Canyon in the Grand Canyon University Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona.
Friday night saw the Huskies fall to Cal-State Dominguez Hills 78-65 Taylor Witt led the Huskies with 17 points in the contest and Ben Bucholz added 10 off the bench. The Toros used a balanced effort as they had four players score in double figures.
It wasn’t any easier for the Huskies on Saturday as they fell to the host school, Grand Canyon University, by a 71-65 score. Husky shooting guard Brett Putz led all scorers as he notched 23 points while knocking down a career-high seven three-pointers.
SCSU is now 0-3 on the season and will be in action next November 29th at home against St. Scholastica.
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