The Rapid City Rush dropped its second game of the season to the Utah Grizzlies 6-2 in West Valley City, Utah Saturday night.
The scoring started with 15:16 left in the first period on a power play, when Utah scored with Joshua Winquist on assists from Caleb Herbert and Kevin Davis. That would be the only goal in the period.
Davis got on the goal sheet 42 seconds into the second period when he scored on assists from Gage Ausmus and Winquist. One minute later, Ryan Walters scored on Matthew Pufahl and Brendan Harris.
With 14:58 left in the second Rapid City got on the scoreboard when Steven Tarasuk on assists from Pierre-Luc Mercer and Chris Leibinger. Matt Berry added to Utah's lead with 42 seconds left in the period on assists from Ausmus and Davis, and after two the Grizzlies led 4-1.
In the third the Rush scored a short-handed goal from Andrew Radjenovic on an assist from Adam Marsh with 11:58 to go. The second power play goal for Utah came from Herbert on assists from Taylor Richart and Cole Ully with 9:54 to go
The third power play goal came from Berry on assists from Ryan Misiak and Austin Carroll with 9:09 to go.
Rapid City, 0-2, will have its home opener Saturday against the Kansas City Mavericks at 7 p.m.
BHSU volleyball falls to Adams State in four
The Black Hills State University volleyball team fell to Adams State 3-1 Saturday in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play in Alamosa, Colo.
The Grizzlies won by scores of 20-25, 25-9, 25-15, and 25-21.
Makayla Bell led the Jackets with 11 kills, followed by Ellise Lech with nine and Madison Hoopman with eight. Bell also had six blocks and two serving aces.
Black Hills State, 4-9 in conference and 7-13 overall, will continue traveling on the road to take on Colorado Christian and Regis Friday and Saturday.
Hardrocker VB falls to Fort Lewis
The South Dakota School of Mines volleyball team dropped a four-set Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference match to Fort Lewis Saturday in Durango, Colo.
The Skyhawks won by the scores of 25-22, 25-12, 21-25 and 25-17.
Dana Thomspon led the Hardrockers with 17 kills and 12 digs, with Anna Breidt adding 13 kills. Shyann Bastain had 43 assists and Tana Dahlberg finished with 21 digs.
Mines, 1-12 and 4-18, will be at Regis University and Colorado Christian next weekend.
Mines soccer finishes in 0-0 draw with Colorado Christian
The South Dakota School of Mines men's soccer team and the Colorado Christian Cougars battled for 110 minutes Saturday night during a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference matchup in Lakewood, Colo., but neither team could gain a foothold as the game ended in a stalemate, 0-0, tie after double overtime.
The Hardrockers finished the game with 16 total shots, three on goal, while the Cougars totaled five shots, two on goal.
Justin Barkow led the way for SD Mines with five total shots, one on goal while both Ian DeBois and Nicholas House were credited with one shot on goal. Brennan LaMoureaux had two attempts and George Martinez, Bradley Day, Owen Winger, Drew Urben, Noah McKenziem Connor Smoyer and Adrian Lager all had one shot.
Kyle Daledovich spent all 110 minutes in goal where he faced five balls and came away with two saves.
The game was originally slated for a Sunday afternoon start, but due to looming weather, it was pushed up a day.