The Gophers wrestling team, ranked No. 2 by Amateur Wrestling News, faces No. 1 Penn State at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sports Pavilion with a chance to tie for the Big Ten regular-season title with a victory.
The Nittany Lions (13-0, 7-0 Big Ten) have 10 wrestlers ranked among the nation’s top 20, the Gophers (9-1, 6-1) have eight. There could be as many four matchups between top seven wrestlers: No. 2 Zain Retherford, PSU, vs. No. 7 Chris Dardanes at 141 pounds; No. 3 Matt Brown, PSU, vs. No. 6 Logan Storley at 174; No. 3 Ed Ruth, PSU, vs. No. 5 Kevin Steinhaus, and No. 6 Morgan McIntosh vs. No. 1 Scott Schiller at 197.
The dual meet is sold out, but it will be televised live by the Big Ten Network.
U softball goes to 4-0
The Gophers softball team won two more games Saturday in the Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, La., to improve to 4-0 in the season-opening tournament.
Senior Sara Moulton shut out Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 5-0 on a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts in the first game. Freshman Sara Groenewegen blanked Central Arkansas 7-0 on a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts in the second. She also had a homer and two RBI.
Erica Meyer hit a solo homer and Bree Blanchette a two-run homer to give the Gophers a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning against SIU. Kaitlyn Richardson had a two-run double in seventh.
The Gophers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first against Central Arkansas on Groenewegen’s double. Tyler Walker had a run-scoring triple in the fourth and Richardson a two-run double in the sixth.
• Jordan MacIntosh and Shayne Jackson each had hat tricks for the Minnesota Swarm in its 15-13 loss to the Calgary at the Xcel Energy Center in the National Lacrosse League. Jackson scored his three goals in succession, in a 2:18 stretch late in the fourth quarter, to bring the Storm (1-5) within a goal at 14-13. The last goal for the Roughnecks (3-3) came on a penalty shot with 48 seconds left.
• The Gophers men’s tennis team lost to No. 25 Harvard 4-3 at home. Minnesota’s Leandro Toledo, who was 5-0, lost 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles.
• Shane Gersich of Chaska and Jack Dougherty of Cottage Grove each had an assist as the U.S. team edged the Czech Republic 3-2 to win the under-18 Five Nations tournament in Dmitrov, Russia. The U.S. team went 4-0, outscoring its opponents 20-9.
• Blake Zeiger of the Gophers women’s swimming team won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.55, nearly six seconds ahead of the field in eight-team Minnesota Challenge at the Aquatic Center. In the men’s 100 freestyle, Kyler Van Swol of the Gophers won in 44.41, edging teammate Derek Toomey by one-hundreth of a second.
|Kansas City - J. Guthrie||5:10 PM|
|Cleveland - T. Bauer|
|Toronto - D. Hutchison||5:10 PM|
|Boston - C. Buchholz|
|Chicago WSox - J. Samardzija||6:05 PM|
|Baltimore - U. Jimenez|
|Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi||6:05 PM|
|NY Yankees - C. Whitley|
|Washington - A. Cole||6:10 PM|
|Atlanta - J. Teheran|
|NY Mets - R. Montero||6:10 PM|
|Miami - D. Phelps|
|Milwaukee - K. Lohse||6:10 PM|
|Cincinnati - J. Cueto|
|Pittsburgh - J. Locke||7:05 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood|
|Seattle - J. Happ||7:05 PM|
|Texas - R. Detwiler|
|Detroit - A. Sanchez||7:10 PM|
|Minnesota - M. Pelfrey|
|Philadelphia - S. Gonzalez||7:15 PM|
|St. Louis - M. Wacha|
|Colorado - K. Kendrick||8:40 PM|
|Arizona - A. Bradley|
|LA Angels - J. Weaver||9:05 PM|
|Oakland - S. Gray|
|Houston - R. Hernandez||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - T. Ross|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - C. Kershaw|
|San Antonio||9:30 PM|
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