The Gophers wrestling team, rated No. 10 by InterMat, will face No. 20 South Dakota State at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sports Pavilion in its first dual meet of the season.
The Jackrabbits (1-0) routed Iowa State 27-9 in Ames two weeks ago.
Minnesota has four ranked wrestlers, including Brett Pfarr, No. 2 at 197 pounds, who will face No. 5 Nate Rotert. Other ranked Gophers are Michael Kroells, No. 5 at heavyweight, and Jake Short at 157 and Nick Wanzek at 174, both No. 18.
U women sign six
The Gophers women's hockey team announced the signing of six players, including forward Amy Potomak of Aldergrove, British Columbia. Her older sister, Sarah Potomak, is a sophomore winger at Minnesota who was the national rookie of the year last season.
Amy Potomak is playing for the Pacific Steelers of the Junior Women's Hockey League. "Amy's skill is off the charts," Gophers coach Brad Frost said.
The Gophers also signed three metro area players — defenseman Emily Brown of Blaine High School, and forwards Taylor Wente of Maple Grove High School and forward Grace Zumwinkle of Breck — and two more from British Columbia — goalie Alex Gulstene of Vancouver and defenseman Olivia Knowles of Campbell River.
U recruiting highlights
• The men's track and field and cross-country program signed 10, including Mike Herauf, a multievents athlete from Dickinson, N.D., who is the brother of Big Ten champion and All-America heptathlete Jess (Herauf) Lehman, and Edina senior Patrick Roos, who won the Class 2A cross-country state title this month.
• The men's swimming and diving team signed 10, including two athletes from South Africa, one from Zambia and one from Israel; none are from Minnesota.
• The women's swimming team signed eight, including backstroker Kelly Leonard of Hastings and freestyler Kasey Milstroh of Foley, Minn.
• No. 2 Calvin College defeated Northwestern-St. Paul 28-26, 25-18, 25-17 in the NCAA Division III volleyball semifinals at Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The No. 18 Eagles (34-5) were led by Shanay Gonder with eight kills and Lindsey Peterson with seven kills and 24 digs.
• Kate Lundsten, coach of the Aquajets Swim Team in Eden Prairie, has been named head coach of the U.S. women's team for the 2017 FINA world junior championships next August in Indianapolis. Lundsten, who coached 2012 Olympian Rachel Bootsma, has coached the Aquajets since 2004 and has previously served as an assistant coach for U.S. junior national teams.
• Gophers Yu Zhou and Lexi Tenenbaum took first and second place in three-meter diving at the IUPUI's House of Champions Invitational in Indianapolis with scores of 334 and 326.9, respectively. … Matt Barnard of the Gophers was fourth in men's one-meter diving in the same meet.