Host St. Thomas rallied for a 2-1, two-overtime victory over St. Scholastica in the first round of the NCAA Division III men's soccer tournament. Senior forward Tony Kuplic scored the tying goal with less than three minutes left in regulation, then got the winner for the Tommies (17-1-3) on a header in the second OT.
Kyle Farrar scored in the 37th minute for St. Scholastica (12-8-1). The Tommies will be host Sunday to Luther, which beat St. Norbert 2-1 in two overtimes Saturday.
• The Augsburg women won their first-round NCAA Division III match, 2-0 over Milwaukee School of Engineering in Chicago. Ashley St. Aubin scored in the first half and Rayni Pemble scored in the second half for the Auggies (18-4). The goal by St. Aubin, a freshman, was her team-high 16th.
Marissa Guillou made four saves for the shutout.
Oles runners win Central region, NCAA berth
St. Olaf won the women's race at the NCAA Division III Central Region cross-country meet in Northfield, scoring 91 points. Nebraska Wesleyan edged St. Thomas 110-112 for second place and the other automatic bid to next week's NCAA meet. In the men's race, Ryan Bugler of St. John's finished third, running 8 kilometers in 25 minutes, 34.2 seconds. St. Olaf finished third as a team, one spot short of an automatic NCAA berth.
• St. Thomas, the defending NCAA Division III national champion in men's basketball, was picked to win the MIAC title in a preseason coaches' poll. Bethel was picked to finish second and Augsburg and St. John's tied for third.
• Coaches also picked St. Thomas as the women's basketball favorite in the MIAC in a preseason poll, ahead of Gustavus and St. Mary's.
Host Northwestern (St. Paul) beat Wisconsin-La Crosse 25-21, 25-23, 25-17 in an NCAA Division III volleyball regional, behind Lindsey Peterson's 16 kills. The Eagles (32-4) played defending national champion Cal Lutheran in the regional final Saturday night.