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Jacks' season ends in semifinals...

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 11/05/2011 07:52:34

ROCHESTER, MICH. - The South Dakota State women's soccer team's season ended on Friday night in the conference semifinals, falling 1-0 to Oakland...

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.

Oakland outshot SDSU 10-4 in the first half, including a 3-0 shots on goal advantage. The Golden Grizzlies also took three corner kicks to the Jacks' none.

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.

Oakland outshot the Jacks 15-8, with a 5-2 shots on goal advantage. The Golden Grizzlies took five corner kicks to the Jacks' three.

Oakland was called offside five times, as the team tried to hit the long ball on the counter attack all night. SDSU was not called offside the entire game.

Braffet and Cori Bonte led the attack for SDSU with two shots apiece. Bonte and Kelsey Ferguson recorded the two Jacks' shots on goal.

The Jacks' season ends at 12-6-2.

Postmatch interviews can be found on the OU website.

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