Friday, Oct. 12, 2012
South Dakota State (2-9-1; 0-3-0 SL) vs. IUPUI (2-11-1; 0-2-1 SL)
Summit League Standings: IUPUI, seventh; SDSU, ninth
Fishback Soccer Park (Brookings, S.D.)
Series: SDSU leads 6-2-0
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012
South Dakota State (2-9-1; 0-3-0 SL)* vs. Western Illinois (11-2-0; 3-0-0 SL)
Summit League Standings: Western Illinois, first; SDSU, ninth
Fishback Soccer Park (Brookings, S.D.)
Series: SDSU leads 5-1-1
*Records do not include Friday's games (SDSU vs. IUPUI, WIU at NDSU)
BROOKINGS, S.D. - The South Dakota State women's soccer team returns home for a four-game homestand beginning with IUPUI on Friday and Western Illinois on Sunday.
The Jacks enter Friday’s game with a 2-9-1 overall record.
SDSU returns home one week after its longest road trip of the year to Fort Wayne and Oakland. The Jacks dropped a pair of one-goal decisions last weekend, falling 2-1 (OT) to the Mastodons and 1-0 to the Golden Grizzlies.
Diana Potterveld and Christa Nyblom lead the Jackrabbit attack with seven points each. Potterveld scored three goals and assisted on one more. She is the team leader in shots (28) and shots on goal (18). Nyblom scored two goals and assisted on three more. She is second on the team in shots (22) and shots on goal (12).
Elisa Stamatakis recorded 39 saves, three shutouts and two wins through 12 games.
Head coach Lang Wedemeyer leads the Jackrabbits in his 13th season. Wedemeyer compiled a 112-88-26 record in his first 12 seasons.
IUPUI Jaguars – The Jacks face the Jags for the ninth time in school history. SDSU leads the all-time series 6-2-0. The Jacks are 2-0 versus IUPUI at home in the regular season.
The last IUPUI win was in 2009 in The Summit League Championship final (4-1), which was in Brookings. The other IUPUI win, and only regular season win, was in 2006 when SDSU was a member of the United Soccer Conference (3-0).
Last season, SDSU defeated IUPUI 1-0 in Indianapolis.
The Jackrabbits scored 19 minutes into the first half and made it hold up.
Christa Nyblom took a corner kick for the Jacks and placed it into the box. It deflected off of the IUPUI goalkeeper and inside the corner of the net.
The Jacks led 1-0 at halftime.
The second half proved rather uneventful for both teams.
SDSU took control statistically in the second half, outshooting IUPUI 5-2, including a 3-1 shots on goal advantage. The Jaguars took five second-half corner kicks to the Jack's two, but none of them proved as important as the first-half corner kick by Nyblom.
Kayla Braffet led the offensive attack for the Jacks with three shots, all of which were on goal. Nyblom only took one shot, but she made it count.
Goalkeeper Kan Donovan made five saves en route to her seventh shutout in eight wins.
The two teams do not have a common opponent this season.
Last weekend, IUPUI hosted travel partner Western Illinois in a 1-0 loss. The Jaguars are scoreless in conference play through three games. IUPUI faces North Dakota State in Fargo, N.D., on Sunday.
Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks – The Jacks face the Fighting Leathernecks for the eighth time in school history. SDSU leads the all-time series 5-1-1. The Jacks are 2-0-1 versus Western Illinois at home in two regular season games and one postseason game.
The lone Western Illinois win was in 2007, SDSU’s first season in The Summit League, in Macomb, Ill. (1-0). Western Illinois tied the Jacks in Brookings in 2010 (1-1, 2 OT).
Last season, the Jacks defeated Western Illinois 1-0 in Macomb, Ill.
It took until midway through the second half, but the Jackrabbits found the game-winning goal on the foot of Kelsey Ferguson in the 79th minute.
Ferguson rebounded a shot by Kayla Braffet and snuck it past the goalkeeper, giving SDSU the 1-0 lead and the win.
Thanks to solid defense and another great game by goalkeeper Kat Donovan, the one goal held up and the Jacks escaped with a victory.
SDSU outshot WIU 21-9 in the game, including an 8-4 shots on goal advantage. That was a far cry from the first half in which the Leathernecks outshot the Jacks 8-4.
The game was rather rough, as the Leathernecks committed 17 fouls and SDSU committed 11. Three WIU players received yellow cards.
The two teams have three common opponents this season. Western Illinois lost its regular season opener versus Northern Iowa (1-0), but defeated North Dakota in Grand Forks (3-1) and Drake in Macomb (1-0).
SDSU defeated UNI (4-0), but lost to both Drake (2-1) and UND (3-1).
Last weekend, Western Illinois traveled to Indianapolis and defeated IUPUI 1-0. The Fighting Leathernecks outscored conference opponents 7-1 through three games.
Oakland Golden Grizzlies – The South Dakota State women's soccer team dropped its weekend finale at Oakland on Sunday, 1-0.
SDSU surrendered a goal in the 15th minute and was unable to recover.
Despite playing strong defense for the remainder of the contest, the Jackrabbit offense was unable to break through.
SDSU led in shots (9-6) and was even in shots on goal (3-3), but was unable to capitalize on its opportunities.
Oakland attempted five of its six shots in the first half, settling into a defensive scheme to preserve the one-goal lead in the second half.
SDSU was whistled for 11 fouls and two offsides, while Oakland was whistled for 10 fouls and three offsides.
Christa Nyblom led the attack with two shots, one on goal.
Elisa Stamatakis made two saves in 90 minutes of play.
Fort Wayne Mastodons – The South Dakota State women's soccer team lost to the Mastodons in Fort Wayne on Friday night, 2-1 (OT).
After evening the score at 1-1 midway through the second half, Fort Wayne scored the game-winning goal six minutes into the first overtime.
The first half was rather quiet, as neither team put together serious scoring chances.
The game was tied 0-0 at halftime.
Seven minutes into the second half, Fort Wayne rebounded and scored the game's first goal off of a free kick in the 52nd minute.
At the 69-minute mark, Tina Ehrett entered the game at goalkeeper for Stamatakis, who was injured on a play in the box.
Regulation ended in a 1-1 tie.
Ehrett made three saves in the final 20 minutes of the second half to preserve the tie.
The Mastodons attempted two shots in the first overtime period and the second found its mark.
The game was played in wet and cold conditions, as a front swept through Indiana.
SUMMIT LEAGUE STANDINGS
|North Dakota State||1-2||4-8|
|South Dakota State||0-3||2-9-1|
SUMMIT LEAGUE SCHEDULE
Friday, Oct. 12
Western Illinois at North Dakota State, 4 p.m.
Fort Wayne at South Dakota, 4 p.m.
Oakland at Kansas City, 5 p.m.
IUPUI at South Dakota State, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14
IUPUI at North Dakota State, 12 p.m.
Oakland at South Dakota, 12 p.m.
Western Illinois at South Dakota State, 1 p.m.
Fort Wayne at Kansas City, 4 p.m.
NEXT UP - SDSU completes its four-game homestand versus Kansas City on Friday and South Dakota on Sunday. Game times are set for 6 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.