Saints Win Defensive Battle to Down Westminster in Big Homecoming Victory

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DULUTH, Minn. – Justin Trautmiller had three interceptions as St. Scholastica was victorious in itshomecoming matchup against the Westminster College Blue Jays 29-12 on Saturday at Malosky Stadium.

The victory over the Blue Jays (5-2, 4-2 UMAC) paired with the Eureka College loss puts the Saints in sole possession of first place in the conference in the first year of eligibility for the UMAC champions to advance to the NCAA Tournament.

St. Scholastica started the scoring off early as Westminster coughed up the ball and Chas Lemon returned it 21 yards for a touchdown.  The extra point by Mike Theismann was blocked to leave the score at 6-0 Saints.

The Saints would get the ball with good field position late in the first quarter, but were stuffed at the 18-yard line.  Theismann would be called on for the 35-yard field goal and convert to put the Saints ahead 9-0.

CSS drove the ball down the field early in the second quarter only to be halted when Shane Harris intercepted Alex Thiry and returned it 100 yards for a Westminster score.  Ross Richardson's point after attempt was blocked, leaving the score at 9-6 CSS.  For Thiry it was interception number one on the season.

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