The No. 1-rated Gophers' wrestling team opened its season by winning seven titles at the Bison Open on Saturday in Fargo, N.D.

Four wrestlers were repeat winners. Nick Dardanes, at 141 pounds this year, won his fourth title. Logan Storley won his third, all at 174. And Chris Dardanes, at 141, and Dylan Ness, at 157, were second-time champions.

The three other Minnesota champions were Sam Brancale at 125, Jake Short at 149 and Nick Wanzek at 165. They all beat a teammate in the finals.

MIAC soccer champs

Eric Schneider scored in the 29th minute and Patrick Roth in the 80th as Gustavus beat St. John's 2-0 on Saturday in St. Peter, Minn., to win the MIAC men's soccer tournament.

Keeper Brett Ylonen made three saves for the Gusties (15-4-1), who were the second seed. Fourth-seeded St. John's (13-7) had 11 shots, matching its opponent.

With the win, Gustavus got the MIAC's automatic bid for the NCAA Division III tournament; the complete field will be announced at 12:30 p.m. Monday.

• Augsburg defeated visiting Concordia (Moorhead) 1-0 for the MIAC women's soccer title. Molly Allen scored the lone goal for the Auggies (16-4) in the 44th minute.

Revenge for Tommies

St. Thomas defeated host Augsburg 25-17, 31-29, 25-21 on Saturday to win the MIAC volleyball tournament for the third year in a row. Jill Greenfield had 16 kills and 13 digs to lead the Tommies (24-6), who shared the regular-season title with the Auggies (23-5) but lost their head-to-head match.

Kelly Foley added 13 kills for St. Thomas. Ashley Peper had 20 kills and 10 digs for Augsburg while teammate Colleen Ourada had 14 kills and 15 digs.

All four of those players made the all-tournament team.

U volleyball swept

Michigan defeated the Gophers 25-21, 25-18, 25-19 on Saturday in Big Ten volleyball at Ann Arbor. Abby Cole led the Wolverines (11-13, 6-8 Big Ten) with 16 kills in 30 attacks; she hit .433.

Daly Santana had 13 kills and Alyssa Goehner 11 for the Gophers (15-10, 5-9).

Michigan hit .284, the Gophers .200.

U splits in swimming

The Gophers women's swimming and diving team defeated host Florida 183-117 on Saturday to improve to 5-0. Senior Becca Weiland and freshman Brooke Zeigler each won two events and swam on the first-place 400-yard freestyle relay (3:22.38).

Weiland won the 50 freestyle (22.89) and the 100 butterfly (53.94).

Zeigler took first in the 1,000 freestyle (9:44.67) and the 400 individual medley (4:14.94). Junior Kierra Smith won the 100 breaststroke (1:00.92) and 200 breaststroke (2:09.46).

The men's team lost to the Gators 167-125. Senior CJ Smith won the 1000 freestyle (9:08.68) for the Gophers and sophomore Daryl Turner the 100 freestyle (44.42).


• Augustana won the men's and women' cross-country championships in the NSIC meet in Wayne, Neb. Robert Brockmueller of Sioux Falls was the individual men's winner in 25:11.17; Sasha Hovind of Northern State won the women's title in 21:19.75.