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Jacks travel east...

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 10/04/2012 09:44:48


Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

South Dakota State (2-7-1; 0-1-0 SL) at Fort Wayne (4-6-0; 0-1-0 SL)

Summit League standings: Fort Wayne, eighth; SDSU, ninth

Hefner Soccer Complex (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

7 p.m. ET

Series: SDSU leads 5-1-0


Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012

South Dakota State (2-7-1; 0-1-0 SL)* at Oakland (4-3-3; 1-0-0 SL)*

Summit League standings: Oakland, second; SDSU, ninth

OU Soccer Field (Rochester, Mich.)

1 p.m. ET

Series: Oakland leads 4-2-1

*Records do not include Friday's games (SDSU at Fort Wayne, Oakland vs. North Dakota State)


BROOKINGS, S.D. - The South Dakota State women's soccer team travels to Fort Wayne and Oakland in its first Friday, Sunday series of the conference schedule.


The Jacks enter Friday's conference game with a 2-7-1 overall record.


SDSU makes its longest trip of the season one week after its conference opener at North Dakota State. The Jacks dropped a tough decision to the Bison, 2-1 (2 OT).


Darci Miller, Stacy Guijarro and Christa Nyblom lead the Jackrabbit attack with six points each. Miller scored three goals, including the game-winning goal in the SDSU regular season opener at Green Bay. Guijarro scored three goals and boasts the best shots on goal percentage of the SDSU forwards at .714 with 10 shots on goal. Nyblom scored two goals and assisted on two more.


Diana Potterveld is second on the team with five points. Potterveld scored two goals on a team-high 25 shots and assisted on one more. Alyssa Brazil scored the other game-winning goal versus Northern Iowa.


Elisa Stamatakis recorded 35 saves, three shutouts and two wins through 10 games.

Head coach Lang Wedemeyer leads the Jackrabbits in his 13th season. Wedemeyer compiled a 112-88-26 record in his first 12 seasons.



Fort Wayne Mastodons - The Jacks face the Mastodons for the seventh time in school history. SDSU leads the all-time series 5-1-0. Fort Wayne's lone win was in 2009 in a 3-2 (2 OT) win at Fishback Soccer Park. SDSU is 2-0 at Fort Wayne by a combined score of 2-0 (1-0, 1-0 in 0T).

Last season, SDSU blew away IPFW in Brookings, 3-0.


The South Dakota State women's soccer team had two players score their first goals of the season in a 3-0 win over IPFW.


Career games for sophomores Darci Miller and Megan Kingston helped the Jacks stay undefeated in The Summit League with a win over the Mastodons on a windy Sunday in Brookings, S.D.


Kingston, a transfer, scored two goals for the Jacks, the first coming in the 22nd minute on a cross from Kayla Braffet. Kingston took the ball out of the air and placed it inside the near post.


The score was 1-0 at halftime, as SDSU controlled the ball despite being against a strong wind.


It did not take long for SDSU to add to its lead.


Fifteen minutes into the second half, Miller received a pass from Christa Nyblom and finished from the top-center of the box, putting the Jacks up 2-0.


The goal was her first of the season.


SDSU controlled the ball for the majority of the second half, as well, and continued to create scoring opportunities.

In the 89th minute, Kingston added another goal, putting an exclamation point on the already impressive performance. Miller was credited with the assist.


The Jacks outshot IPFW 22-2 in the game, including an 8-0 shots on goal advantage. SDSU held a 10-0 corner kicks advantage, as well.


The defense put in another solid performance, increasing its scoreless minutes streak to 589 minutes; 560 to start conference play. In addition, the Jacks did not surrender a shot on goal.


The two teams do not have a common opponent this season.


Last weekend, Fort Wayne opened its conference schedule with a loss to league newcomer Omaha. The Mastodons dropped a 1-0 decision in Omaha, Neb. Fort Wayne faces SDSU travel partner NDSU on Sunday.


Oakland Golden Grizzlies - SDSU faces Oakland for the eighth time in school history. Oakland leads the all time series 4-2-1. Oakland is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings, two of which were last season. SDSU's last win was in 2008; a 1-0 win at The Summit League Championship in Macomb, Ill. SDSU is looking for its first win over the Golden Grizzlies in Rochester, Mich.


Last season, SDSU tied Oakland 0-0 (2 OT) in the regular season, but was defeated in The Summit League Championship 1-0 in Rochester, Mich.

On a cold Friday night in Brookings, S.D., the South Dakota State women's soccer team could not heat up the net, tying Oakland, 0-0 (2 OT).


The Jackrabbits dominated the game statistically, but could not find the go-ahead goal.


SDSU outshot the Golden Grizzlies 17-5, including an 8-0 shots on goal advantage. In addition to the eight shots on goal, the Jacks had two shots hit the crossbar.


In the 84th minute, Kayla Braffet hit a shot from just outside the box. The ball cut through the air towards the far post, striking the crossbar and bouncing straight down before being cleared out by an Oakland defender.


In the second overtime period, Caylee Costello also had a shot hit the crossbar. The shot deflected away from the goal and out of danger.


Aside from two shots that were saved by Oakland's goalkeeper, these were the best scoring opportunities the Jacks had all night.


Braffet and Kelsey Ferguson led the offensive attack with four shots apiece. Christa Nyblom took three shots, all of which were on goal.


The starters accounted for 16 of the Jacks 17 shots. SDSU also led in corner kicks, 3-2.


The defense had another solid game, as Kelli Herman, Courtney Higgins, Stéphanie Bérubé and Costello anchored the back line for the Jacks.


Goalkeeper Kat Donovan was not forced to make a single save.


In The Summit League Championship semifinal, the Golden Grizzlies got an early goal and SDSU could not find its way through the Oakland defense.


Six minutes and seven seconds into the game, a clearance was controlled by the Golden Grizzlies' forward and immediately played back into the box. The through ball found its mark and Oakland took a 1-0 lead.


The Jacks responded defensively, as Oakland continued to press but could not add to its lead.


The halftime score was 1-0 at halftime.


The second half was rather quiet for both teams, as OU moved into a defensive formation. The two teams went back and forth on counter attacks, but neither team could find the net.


The Jacks had a couple of decent scoring opportunities, but solid play by the Oakland defense and some unlucky breaks kept the score at 1-0.


The final effort for SDSU came on a set play, as the ball was loose in the box. Kayla Braffet got a piece of it, but between the bounce and OU defender, the shot sailed high and the clock eventually ran out.


SDSU did not find the equalizer.


The two teams do not have a common opponent this season.


Last weekend, Oakland opened its conference schedule with a win over Omaha. The Golden Grizzlies bested the Mavericks 1-0 in Omaha, Neb.


Oakland hosts North Dakota State on Friday.



North Dakota State Bison - The South Dakota State women's soccer team fought hard, but fell in the second overtime at NDSU, 2-1.


SDSU played even through 19 minutes of overtime, but the Bison took advantage of a header to score the game-winning goal with 40 seconds remaining in the second overtime.


The two teams were tied 0-0 at halftime.

Nine minutes into the second half, Christa Nyblom took the cross from Potterveld and scored from 12 yards out. The goal was the second of the season for Nyblom, on the first assist of the season for Potterveld.

SDSU was unable to hold the lead, however, as the Bison evened the score at 1-1 in the 81st minute.

Regulation ended in a 1-1 tie.

The first overtime period came and went without a score. SDSU continued to attack with two shots, but was unable to find the net.

In the second overtime, SDSU did not attempt a shot. The Bison attempted one shot and made it count, scoring the game-winning goal.

The Jacks led in shots (20-5), shots on goal (8-2) and corner kicks (9-1), but NDSU took advantage of its shots on goal, scoring both. SDSU was whistled for nine fouls and three offside, while NDSU was whistled for six fouls and eight offside.

Kingston finished with five shots, one on goal, while Hannah Phillips finished with four shots, one on goal.

Stamatakis did not record a save.

SDSU dropped to 2-7-1, 0-1-0 in The Summit League.

NDSU improved to 4-6-0, 1-0-0 in The Summit League.

Next Up - The Jacks play four-straight conference games at home, beginning with IUPUI on Oct. 12 and Western Illinois on Oct. 14. Game times are set for 6 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.

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