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The Rapid City Rush started its season with a 4-2 loss on the road Friday to the Utah Grizzlies.

The Grizzles struck three times in the first period. Joshua Windquist got the scoring with a goal 2 minutes and 57 seconds into the game off assists from Cole Ully and Caleb Herbert.

Rapid City was able to tie the game up with 10:48 remaining in the first period when Adam Marsh found the back of the net on assists from Andrew Radjenovic and Mitch Nardi.

Herbert scored for Utah with 4:58 to go in the first off assists from Windquist and Ryan Walters, he added a power play goal with 38 seconds left in the first off assists from Kevin Davis and Walters.

Neither team scored in the second period, and in the third the teams didn't score until there was 36 seconds left when Tim McGauley scored an empty net goal, and then Shaquille Merasty scored with 14 seconds left off assists from Josh Elmes and Alec Baer. 

The Rush and the Grizzlies meet again from West Valley City tonight, with the puck dropping at 7 p.m. Rapid City is home Oct. 20 when it hosts the Kansas City Mavericks.

Mines volleyball falls to Adams State

The South Dakota School of Mines women’s volleyball team came up short during a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference to Adams State Friday night in Alamosa, Colorado.

Adams State defeated the Hardrockers, 25-23, 17-25, 25-12 and 25-17.

Individually for the ‘Rockers, freshman Dana Thomson collected 11 kills on 42 attacks while senior Anna Breidt also notched 11 kills on 33 attacks. Sophomore Rayleigh Peterson contributed with eight kills.

Freshman setter Shyann Bastian had 33 assists. Senior Alye Wagner led the Hardrockers with 13 digs and sophomore Tana Dahlberg and junior Makinze Maiden each tallied 12 digs. Junior Hannah Stevenson played well at the net with three solo and three assisted blocks.

Mines, 1-11 and 4-17, is at Fort Lewis tonight.

Fort Lewis stops Black Hills State in four

The Black Hills State University volleyball team fell, 3-0, to Fort Lewis College on Friday night in Durango, Colo., 25-19, 25-22, 13-25 and 25-16.

Sierra Stugelmeyer and Jadie DeLange led Black Hills State with seven kills each, followed by Ellise Lech and Laurel Lech with six.

The Yellow Jackets, 4-8 and 7-12, will move on to face Adams State tonight in Alamosa, Colorado.

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