FOOTBALL

Westminster 17, Cougars 14
MORRIS – The UMN Morris football team (1-6, 1-4 UMAC) dropped a 17-14 decision against Westminster (3-5, 3-3 UMAC) Saturday afternoon at Big Cat Stadium.

After a scoreless first quarter, Brad Hammel put the Blue Jays on the board with a 39-yard field goal with 14:02 to play in the first half.

The 3-0 score remained until Tim Branneky connected on a UMAC record 58-yard field goal with five seconds left in the first half to make it 6-0. The Cougars got on the board with 2:15 left in the third quarter on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Drew Shipley to Cameron Geyer. Freshman Kaden McKibben tacked on the PAT to make it 7-6 in favor of the Cougars.

Bryce Moorman then found Travion Mosby for an 86-yard touchdown pass to put the Blue Jays in front 12-7. Kalyn Davis rushed the ball to score on the two-point conversion to give Westminster a 14-7 lead with 10:33 to play in regulation.

Westminster added to its lead with 3:03 to play on a 45-yard field goal from Branneky.
Trailing 17-7, Shipley completed a two-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Sheridan with 1:46 to play, which capped off a six-play, 75-yard drive for the Cougars.
Following the touchdown, the Cougars were unable to recover the onside kick.

Shipley was 15-for-27 for 178 yards, and two touchdowns, Caleb Hormann led the Cougars with 13 tackles (nine solo, four assisted). Branden Carlson caught a season-long 45-yard pass Saturday.

VOLLEYBALL

Cougars 3, Northland 0
MORRIS – The UMN Morris volleyball team (14-10, 7-0 UMAC) swept the Northland LumberJills (9-15, 2-5 UMAC) Saturday afternoon inside the Cougar Sports Center. The Cougars won 25-16, 25-17, 25-11 on the day and with the victory, UMN Morris clinched at least a share of the 2019 UMAC regular season title.

The two teams kept things close throughout the first set, but the Cougars went on a 7-2 run to close out the first set at 25-16. Early in the second set, Morgan Miller tallied her fifth kill of the match, which gave her 1,000 in her career. She is now one of nine Minnesota Morris student-athletes to reach 1,000 career kills.

Similar to the first set, the Cougars used a late run to secure the second set at 25-17.
The third set saw the Cougars jump out to a 15-6 lead and never looked back en route to a 25-11 third set victory and a 3-0 match victory.

Miller had a game-high 11 kills and tallied two aces and two blocks, Layne Herrmann had a game-high 34 assists, Brenna Tinjum led the Cougars with eight digs.

The Cougars have won seven-straight matches, which includes five-straight sweeps.


MEN’S SOCCER

Cougars 3, Northland 2
MINNEAPOLIS – The UMN Morris men’s soccer team (5-14, 3-5 UMAC) closed out its 2019 season with a 3-2 win at North Central (3-14, 1-7 UMAC). The Cougars were eliminated from a UMAC Tournament berth on Saturday.

Carter Watkinson put the Cougars on the board in the fifth minute on his second career goal, Elliot Lebsack tied the match at 1-1 in the 17th minute.

The score remained tied 1-1 until Devon Thompson put the Cougars back in front at 2-1 in the 77th minute. Gabe Arreguin converted a penalty kick goal in the 80th minute in his final game as a Cougar to make it 3-1.
Lebsack scored his second goal of the day in the 82nnd minute to bring the score to 3-2.
North Central outshot UMN Morris, 24-16, Lucas Harmon made 11 saves in net for the Cougars.

Arreguin, Alexi Harmon and Trey Heinsius make up the 2019 men’s soccer senior class.
The Cougars are set to return 18 student-athletes for the 2020 season
Arreguin went 2-for-2 on penalty kick attempts in 2019.


WOMEN’S SOCCER

Cougars 6, Northland 0
MINNEAPOLIS – Monica Calderon and Sam Tate each tallied a hat trick as the Minnesota Morris women’s soccer team (6-8-0, 4-4-0 UMAC) recorded a 6-0 win at North Central (1-13-0, 0-7-0 UMAC) Saturday afternoon.
Tate netted her first goal of the afternoon just 3:28 into the game, then in the fifth minute, Tate picked up her second goal of the day to make it 2-0.
Calderon made it a 3-0 game on her fifth career goal at 7:20, Tate capped off her hat trick with a goal at 16:23.
Calderon netted her second goal of the day in the 26th minute to make it a 5-0 game, Calderon closed out the scoring with her third goal of the game at 54:33.
Bernadette Cienik made three saves en route to her fourth shutout of the season.
The Cougars outshot the Rams, 38-9.
The Cougars tied a season-high in shots (38). UMN Morris set a season-high in goals (six), assists (six) and points (18). Calderon and Tate each recorded their first career hat trick.

UW-Stout 2, Cougars 0
RIVER FALLS – The UMM women’s soccer team fell to UW-Stout 2-0 Sunday afternoon. Stout opened the scoring just three minutes into the action, adding another in the 41st minute.
The Cougars were outshot 21-7, and got six saves from Bernadette Cienik.

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