Junior wide receiver Jake Richter of Detroit Lakes had five catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns for Minnesota State University Moorhead in a 28-24 loss to Bemidji State University in the Dragon’s home finale Saturday.

Richter missed the beginning of this year’s campaign after suffering an Achilles injury during off-season workouts.

Since returning he has 21 receptions for 444 yards and three touchdowns in six games coming off a 1,000-yard season his sophomore year (68 - 1,113 yards, 10 TD).

Richter, an All-NSIC selection last year, has been a consistent weapon in the passing game, catching 15 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns. He had 207 receiving yards in a win at Minot State on 10 catches.

MSUM (5-5) plays at St. Cloud State (4-6) Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m., to wrap up the regular season.

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Senior Jordan Lundberg and the St. Scholastica women's soccer team will compete in the first round of the NCAA Division-III soccer tournament Saturday, Nov. 16 in Waverly, Iowa. St. Scholastica Athletics
Senior Jordan Lundberg and the St. Scholastica women's soccer team will compete in the first round of the NCAA Division-III soccer tournament Saturday, Nov. 16 in Waverly, Iowa. St. Scholastica Athletics

Lundbergs, Scholastica in D-III soccer tourney

Senior Jordan Lundberg (DL) and the St. Scholastica women's soccer team play Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.) in the first round of the NCAA Division-III soccer tournament Saturday, Nov. 16 in Waverly, Iowa.

The Saints’ coaching staff commented via Twitter on the senior players at the end of the season.

“Jordan, so intense, so passionate, gives her all every time she steps on the field.”

The Saints (14-7-0) won their 14th Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) tournament championship defeating the University of Northwestern (Minn.) 4-1 to capture the conference's automatic qualifier.

The Sagehens (17-1-1) captured the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCAIC) Tournament title. It marked the first time in program history it swept both the SCIAC regular season and tournament championships. Pomona-Pitzer is ranked eighth in the most recent United Soccer Coaches Division III rankings.

Jordan’s sister Sidney is a freshman midfielder at Scholastica.

Lexi Yliniemi picked up her first collegiate diving victory for MSUM. Tom Berg / MSUM Athletics
Lexi Yliniemi picked up her first collegiate diving victory for MSUM. Tom Berg / MSUM Athletics

Yliniemi win leads Dragon swim-dive team

The Minnesota State University Moorhead women's swimming and diving team, led by a win from freshman diver Alexis Yliniemi (DL), recorded five top five finishes at the final day of the Sioux Falls Quad Dual, which wrapped up Saturday at the Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Yliniemi won the 3-meter diving competition for her first collegiate win with a score of 199.90.

She placed third on the 1-meter board scoring 189.60.

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Doppler joins Richter in MSUM weekly honors

Freshman Teeya Doppler has been making a bigger offensive impact for the MSUM women’s volleyball team in her first season with the Dragons. She was named the Minnesota State University Moorhead/Courtyard by Marriott Athlete of the Week, along with Richter making for Laker sweep of the award for week of Nov. 4-10.

Doppler led MSUM with a career-high 12 kills in a 3-1 loss to Sioux Falls Friday and was second on the team with seven kills Saturday in a 3-0 loss to Southwest Minnesota State. She hit .360 against Sioux Falls and averaged 2.5 kills per set.

Doppler has started nine of 25 matches this season recording 123 kills, 34 digs and 50 block assists.

The Dragons (9-17) finish regular season play at Wayne State College and Augustana this weekend.

Former DL wrestlers in action

MSUM 157-pounder Braydon Ortloff was 1-2 in three matches for the Dragons at the season-opening 49th annual Bison Open.

Ortloff’s victory came in a third period pin (5:49) of St. Cloud State’s Ezekial Williamson.

Former DL teammate Fabyon Greer is a freshman on this year’s Dragons’ team.

Northland Pioneers sophomore Payton Jackson was back in action after his season ended last year with a leg injury. The 133-pounder was 0-2 in his return at the Jimmie Open Saturday, Nov. 2 in Jamestown, N.D.