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Tech Volleyball Plays for GLIAC Crown Today – Saturday Sports Wrap

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Finlandia
The Finlandia University men’s hockey team dropped a 10-1 decision to second-ranked Adrian College last night at the Houghton County Arena. Bryce Mitzel scored the Lions’ only goal in the second period. Matt Arnold took the loss in net. The Lions will entertain Trine University this afternoon at 5:00.

The Finlandia women’s team lost 6-2 to St. Norbert College yesterday afternoon. The Green Knights took control early, with three goals in the first seven minutes. Sierra Meiners and Bella Abear scored for the Lions. Former Keweenaw Storm players Jessica Schlaff and Selena Stromer scored for St. Norbert, and Lexi Pyykkonen had two assists. Those teams meet again today at 12:30 at the Houghton County Arena.

The Finlandia women’s basketball team fell 68-62 in an exhibition match against Mid-Michigan Community College last night. Kelsie Richards led the Lions with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Julia Daavettila added 14 points and 14 rebounds. Former Calumet standout Clara Loukus led the Lakers with 13 points.

The results of the scheduled Lions men’s game against Mid Michigan Community College was not reported.

MTU
Lindsay Winter scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, as the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team opened its season with a 65-48 victory over Davis and Elkins College yesterday at Ursoline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. The Huskies will face the host Ursuline Arrows this afternoon.

The Tech volleyball team earned its ninth straight conference win by sweeping a close match against Northwood 3-0 (25-23, 27-25, 30-28) yesterday. MacAulay Petersen recorded 12 kills, and Elle Heinonen had 15 digs. The win, combined with Ferris State’s loss at Northern Michigan University, moved the Huskies into a first place tie with FSU in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Huskies and Bulldogs will decide the conference championship this afternoon at 3:00 at the SDC.

The MTU hockey team shut down 20th-ranked Northern Michigan University 4-1 last night at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Brent Baltus scored twice for the Huskies, and Raymond Brice and Gavin Gould each scored once. Patrick Munson stopped 20 shots in net for Tech. Those two teams will play again tonight in Marquette.

The Huskies football team closes its season today at home against Ferris State. Kickoff is at noon at Sherman Field.

NMU
The Northern Michigan University football team concludes its season today at home against Northwood.

GLHL
The Portage Lake Pioneers opened their Great Lakes Hockey League campaign with a 7-3 loss in Fond du Lac last night. The Bears opened up an early 4-0 lead. Jonathan Bostwick put the Pioneers on the board midway through the second period, and Cody Sivonen scored twice in the third period. Phil Mattila made 42 saves, as the Pioneers were outshot 49-23. Those teams play in Fond du Lac again tonight.

NHL
The Detroit Red Wings return home to host the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. Pregame begins at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.

NBA
The Detroit Pistons won their fourth straight game last night, 111-104 over the Atlanta Hawks. The Pistons built a 19-point lead, only to see the Hawks close the gap, and tie the contest with four minutes remaining. Reggie Jackson scored eight of his team-high 22 points in the final minute to put the game away. Andre Drummond had 20 rebounds, and seven assists. The Pistons host the Miami Heat tomorrow afternoon.

NFL
Tomorrow, the Detroit Lions entertain the Cleveland Browns in a 1:00 game. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift. The Green Bay Packers play the Bears in Chicago in a 1:00 game.

Our Finlandia University basketball coverage begins next Saturday, when the Lions host Millikin University. The pregame show will begin at 12:40 on 99.3 The Lift, and 993TheLift.com.

Email sports news and game results to mornings@up.net.

 

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