Eden Prairie High School junior linebacker Justice Sullivan announced Sunday he will play football for Iowa.
It’s an especially interesting choice because his father, Jake Sullivan, was a Big 12 basketball standout for Iowa State after playing for Tartan High.
Sullivan, 6-2 and 225 pounds, was a preseason All-Metro selection by the Star Tribune. He was born in Ghana and adopted at age 8.
The Gophers offered Sullivan a scholarship in February.
U wrestlers fall
The 12th-ranked Gophers wrestling team lost to seventh-ranked Oklahoma State 21-12 in Stillwater, Okla. The Cowboys (2-1) built an 18-3 lead and held on to beat the Gophers (1-2) for the fifth straight time.
Mavs win, Bears lose
Jenny Vetter’s 20th goal of the season in the 57th minute lifted host Minnesota State Mankato to a 1-0 victory over Augustana in the second round of the NCAA Division II women’s soccer tournament.
MSU Mankato (18-3-1) advances to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015. Its next game will be at home against Central Missouri on Dec. 6.
Central Missouri advanced by defeating Concordia (St. Paul) 2-0 in Warrensburg, Mo. Concordia (17-3-3) had the best season in program history and was appearing in the NCAA tournament for the first time.
NSIC volleyball final
Concordia (St. Paul) won its sixth NSIC volleyball tournament championship — and its first since 2016 — by beating St. Cloud State 25-17, 25-23, 25-21 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The Golden Bears (25-7) earned the conference’s automatic bid for the 64-team NCAA tournament. The Huskies (25-6), appearing in the NSIC tournament for the first time, will await an at-large NCAA bid.
• The Minnesota Whitecaps (4-3-1) gave up a 3-0 lead in the third period and lost to the host Buffalo Beauts 4-3 in the NWHL. Taylor Accursi scored three of Buffalo’s four third-period goals, including the final two. The Beauts (4-4-0) earned a series split.
• The St. Thomas men’s basketball team improved to 4-1 by defeating DePauw 84-66 in the championship game of the Midway Classic in Chicago. Zach Theisen (14 points) came off the bench to make four of the Tommies’ 12 three-pointers.