A late goal in the second half by Myah Merino gave the University of Idaho a 2-1 win over the University of North Dakota in Big Sky Conference women’s soccer Sunday afternoon at Bronson Field. Merino’s goal broke the tie after UND freshmen Mimi Eiden scored her second goal of the season just eight minutes earlier. Taylor Brust scored the other Vandals’ goal. Idaho goalkeeper Makayla Presgrave had nine saves, while UND’s Catherine Klein had just one save. The loss dropped UND to 2-4 in the Big Sky and 6-7-3 overall. UND now hits the road for games at Southern Utah (Saturday), Portland State (Oct. 20) and Montana (Oct. 22). (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
UND fell 2-1 in overtime against Eastern Washington on Friday in Grand Forks on a rebound goal by Emma Vanderhyden. EW scored first on a goal from Aimie Inthoulay in the first half. UND’s Katie Moller tied it up in the second half. Eastern Washington outshot UND, 24-12. UND dropped to 2-3 in the league and 4-6-3 overall. UND takes on Idaho on Sunday in another Big Sky league game. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
The University of North Dakota women’s soccer team had to battle the elements as well as visiting Weber State University on Sunday afternoon at Bronson Field on its way to a soggy 1-0 Big Sky Conference win. Freshman forward Mimi Eiden scored the game’s only goal in the 48th minute of play to give the Fighting Hawks their first-ever win over the Wildcats and their first 2-0 conference start since 2003. Weber outshot UND 21-14, with both teams registering nine shots on goal. UND goalkeeper Catherine Klein recorded her second straight shutout and the fourth of her career. Sydnie Brough had nine saves for Weber State. UND is on the road next weekend at Sacramento State and Northern Arizona. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
The University of North Dakota women’s soccer team fell to 2-3-1 on the season with a 1-0 loss to the University of South Dakota on Sunday afternoon at Bronson Field in Grand Forks. An inadvertent UND redirect of a shot by South Dakota’s Katelyn Floysand snuck past Fighting Hawks goalie Olivia Swenson to give the Coyotes the win. Swenson had nine saves, and USD’s Coral Suarez had four. UND returns to play Sept. 15 when it hosts South Dakota State University.
The University of North Dakota and the University of Nebraska-Omaha played to a scoreless tie in women’s college soccer Friday at Bronson Field in Grand Forks. UND’s Olivia Swenson, with six saves, recorded her second shutout of the season and third her career. UND returns to play today when it hosts the University of South Dakota.
The University of North Dakota women’s soccer team kicked off its 2017 season with a 1-0 exhibition win over Jamestown College on Saturday in Grand Forks. The two teams played three 30-minute periods. Freshman Mimi Eiden scored the game’s lone goal, assisted by Katie Moller. UND junior goalkeeper Olivia Swenson stopped only one shot, and backup goalie, sophomore Jacqueline Wells, did not see any shots. Jamestown goalkeepers Lauren Sayler and Sophie Ledger combined for 14 saves, including nine by Ledger in the final frame. UND hosts Bemidji State at 6 p.m. Tuesday and will open the regular season Aug. 18 at North Dakota State. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)
The University of North Dakota women’s soccer team outshot North Dakota State University 6-4 in the second half of its game Friday afternoon at Bronson Field in Grand Forks, but four-goal blitz in the first half was all the Bison needed in a 4-1 win over the Fighting Hawks. After falling behind 2-0 on two goals by Holly Enderle, UND’s Katie Moller answered right back within less than a minute to cut the margin in half. However, Enderle scored for a third time, completing the hat trick, in the 33rd minute to put the Bison up 3-1. Natalie Fenske scored the other Bison goal. UND’s goalkeeper Catherine Klein had three saves, while Monic Polgar finished with four saves for the Bison. UND fell to 1-4-1, while the NDSU upped its record to 3-1. The Fighting Hawks return to play next weekend with an Illinois road trip, taking on Western Illinois on Friday and Illinois State on Sunday. Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.