Jamie Watson's penalty-kick goal in the 86th minute salvaged a 2-2 draw Sunday for Minnesota United FC against the Edmonton Eddies in Edmonton, Alberta.
Miguel Ibarra made it 1-0 for United in the match's first 90 seconds, when an attempted crossing pass was blocked back to him and he deposited it in the Eddies' goal. That goal stood until Edmonton scored in the 51st and 70th minutes, with Lance Laing scoring the first goal and assisting on the second.
A takedown of United defender Justin Davis in the penalty area set up Watson for the equalizer.
Gusties win softball crown
Back-to-back RBI doubles in its final at-bat gave third-seeded Gustavus Adolphus a 4-3 victory over No. 4 seed St. Thomas and the school's first MIAC softball championship on Sunday at Bethel.
St. Thomas (34-10) was down to its final two outs when it scored twice in the top of the seventh, on run-scoring singles by McKenzie Wergin and Annie Boyer. But in the bottom of the inning, the Gusties (33-14) tied it when Jessica Williams doubled home pinch runner Rachel Strandmark and won when Rachel Malo doubled to the gap in left-center.
Gustavus received the MIAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. The NCAA field and pairings will be announced Monday morning.
•St. Thomas won the MIAC women's tennis title, 5-2 over top seed and tournament host Gustavus.
Big Ten announces softball pairings
The Gophers earned the second seed and a first-round bye in this week's Big Ten softball tournament in Columbus, Ohio. The Gophers will open play in the quarterfinals Friday night against the Rutgers-Iowa winner. Both semifinals and the championship game will be Saturday night.
Michigan beat Penn State on Sunday, earning the league championship outright and the top seed. Northwestern and Nebraska also received byes in the single-elimination tournament. Other first-round pairings are No. 5 Illinois vs. No. 12 Purdue, No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Indiana and No. 8 Maryland vs. No. 9 Penn State.
The Big Ten Network will carry the tournament live, including the last two first-round games and full coverage of the quarterfinals, semifinals and final.
UC-Irvine sweeps U
The Gophers baseball team outhit California-Irvine for the second day in a row, but a pair of errors led to a 6-2 Anteaters victory and series sweep of the Gophers at Siebert Field.
The Gopher (19-25) had an 11-6 advantage in hits but stranded 12 baserunners.
Brian Glowicki struck out four and worked four scoreless innings of relief for the Gophers, but they trailed 6-0 before Matt Stemper drove in both of the Gophers runs with a home run in the sixth.
Saints to hold tryouts
The St. Paul Saints will hold open tryouts Thursday for the first time in their new ballpark, CHS Field in St. Paul's Lowertown area. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the front gate of the ballpark on Broadway Street, with the tryout beginning at 10 a.m.
Each participant should come in baseball attire and cleats and bring a glove. Position players need to bring a wooden bat. Participants may try out at only one position. If the tryout is rained out it will be rescheduled for 10 a.m. Friday.