Omar Daley scored three goals and set up another as Minnesota United FC ended its NASL season with a 6-4 road victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday. His hat trick was the first in team history.
Daley started the final two games for United after signing over the summer.
“Wild game,” coach Manny Lagos said in an interview on the Rowdies’ broadcast. “A lot of our games down here have been wild. Boy, did we attack well today. Both halves, we just came out flying.”
Pablo Campos had two goals for United, giving him 13 goals for both halves of the season. Brian Shriver also scored twice in Carolina’s final NASL game to finish with a league-high 15.
The victory meant United finished fourth in the fall season with a 6-6-2 record. Minnesota scored 21 goals in those 14 games and gave up 19.
U volleyball crushes
The Gophers hit a torrid .410 in sweeping Indiana 25-18, 25-19, 25-12 on Saturday in Big Ten volleyball in Bloomington, Ind. They committed just five attack errors to the Hoosiers’ 21 and hit .652 in the third set — the best percentage in a set in almost two months.
Daly Santana led Minnesota (21-4, 9-3 Big Ten) in kills with 10, Tori Dixon and Adrianna Nora had nine apiece.
• Jack Hamburg and Mathieu Froment of the Gophers defeated a Penn team 8-3 to remain undefeated at 3-0 in the top flight of doubles on the third day of the Gopher Invitational at the Baseline Tennis Center. Aside from that victory, the Gophers went 0-6 in singles and 0-2 in doubles. Minnesota is 9-11 in singles and 4-5 in doubles in the tournament with one day left.
• St. Thomas, picked to finish second in a conference coaches preseason poll, opened its men’s hockey season with a 3-2 overtime victory over Bethel in the MIAC Showcase at Fogerty Arena in Blaine. Connor McBridge’s second goal of the game, 1:08 into the extra period, was the winner. Mitch Hughes had two goals for the Royals.