Sunday turned into a clean sweep for three local college teams.
In Devils Lake, the Bismarck State College volleyball team nearly pulled off a perfect four-match weekend.
After beating No.-6 ranked Central Lakes College (Minn.) and Oak Hills Christian College (Minn.) on Saturday, the Mystics raised their record to a sparkling 24-7 with a 3-0 triumph over Red River College and 3-1 victory against Providence University, both of Manitoba.
Liza Doppler registered 22 digs and 13 kills on the day for the Mystics. Sierra Graff connected for 10 kills against Providence. Jessie Oja dished out 37 assists in the doubleheader.
Defensively, Sam Anklam had 15 digs in each match, while Kristina Lucier was credited with 3.5 blocks against Providence.
The Mystics can clinch the regular season Mon-Dak championship on Wednesday night, but they will have to do it in Wahpeton against their top competition. BSC sits 8-1 in the conference, while NDSCS is 7-2.
Marauders take two
The University of Mary men's soccer team turned in a dramatic win on Sunday in Bolivar, Mo.
Deep into the second overtime, Joel McIlroy buried a penalty kick to lift the Marauders to their sixth win of the season.
U-Mary did not trail in the match as Stanley Joseph headed home a feed from Andre Almqvist for the first goal of the game in the 34th minute.
In the win, Ludvig Rhodin stopped four of five shots.
The Marauders have a home match on Sunday against Fort Hayes State at 3:30 p.m.
The U-Mary women maintained its fight for a top five position in the NSIC with a 2-0 road win over Upper Iowa.
At 8-3-2 overall, and 6-3-2 in the conference, U-Mary currently sits in the sixth position in the 16-team league.
Jade Smith and Caylin Cathey were a cracking combination on Sunday as the pair combined for both goals, one in each half.
Goalkeeper Hannah Smith turned away four of the five shots she faced.
The Marauders have back-to-back home matches next weekend, hosting NSIC-leading Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday at noon and Concordia-St. Paul on Sunday at 1 p.m.