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MSU Maverick sports update

Maverick men's basketball and hockey both saw their seasons come to an end in the first round of playoffs. The Mavs didn't go down without a fight, however. Men's puck pushed the series to three games in St. Cloud and men's hoops beat the Colorado School of Mines Saturday and fell to St. Cloud Sunday. St. Cloud went on to beat Augustana Tuesday to win the NCAA Division II Central Region Championship.

The MSU baseball crew swept Quincy at the Metrodome Tuesday posting scores of 7-2 and 11-4 to advance their record to 11-5 on the year. The softball crew also saw action after being rained out the previous 4 games in Florida. The ladies lost 0-9 against Wayne State but rebounded and beat Lynn 7-1 later Saturday.

MSU senior forwards Geoff Irwin and Kael Mouillierat were signed to the Idaho Steelheads of the East Coast Hockey League. Irwin finished his four-year Maverick career with 32 goals and 52 assists in 143 games finishing 13th on the Mavs all-time scoring list while a Division I team. Mouillierat finished his four-year Maverick career with 49 goals and 43 assists in 144 career games finishing 10th on the Mavs all-time scoring list during the Division I era.

Senior forward Zach Harrison has been selected for the 2010 Frozen Four Skills Challenge. Harrison played 150 career games for the Mavs and didn't miss a game in his final 132 games. Number 10 owns the school record for shorthanded goals in a game at three and career shorthanded goals at seven. The Skills Challenge will take place April 9 at Fort Field in Detroit.

For more information on post-season accolades or the sprouting spring sports season click here.




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