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Jacks top Phoenix with flair...

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 08/17/2012 21:33:55

The South Dakota State women’s soccer team topped Green Bay 2-0 in dramatic fashion on Friday to open the season...

In the 82nd minute, junior midfielder Darci Miller scored on a header off of a corner kick by junior forward Megan Kingston.

Nearly six minutes later, freshman forward Diana Potterveld took advantage of a two-on-one and netted the second goal of the game to secure the decision.

The first half played out according to script, more or less, as the two teams were scoreless.

Green Bay was more aggressive on the offensive end, leading in shots (6-2), shots on goal (2-0), and offsides (2-0). The two teams were even on corner kicks (2-2). Green Bay committed six fouls, while the Jacks committed two.

Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Elisa Stamatakis made two saves in the first half.

Senior Christa Nyblom and freshman Diana Potterveld recorded one shot apiece.

The majority of the second half came and went without much action, as the two teams were scoreless for the first 31 minutes.

But in a flash, similar to last season, the game completely changed.

Miller scored the first, assisted by Kingston, and six minutes later Potterveld added the second. Freshman Dani Patterson and senior Brittany Sipp were each credited with an assist on the second goal.

"The game was back-and-forth the entire night," head coach Lang Wedemeyer said. "I was very proud of how we played in the last 15 minutes of the game. We got great contributions from a lot of players and many of our younger players stepped up tonight. We still have a lot to learn, but this was a good start to the season."

Green Bay held the advantage in shots (8-7), but SDSU led in shots on goal (5-4) and corner kicks (5-2). The Phoenix committed eight fouls and three offsides, while the Jacks committed six fouls and two offsides.

Potterveld and Nyblom led the Jacks with two shots (one on goal) apiece. Miller, Kingston and junior Stacy Guijarro recorded the other three SDSU shots on goal.

Stamatakis posted the shutout with four saves.

Neither team received a card.

The Jacks played without injured seniors Stéphanie Bérubé, Courtney Higgins and Hannah Phillips.

The team concludes the road trip by traveling to Madison, Wis., for Sunday’s game at Wisconsin. The Badgers defeated Notre Dame 1-0 with an 83rd-minute goal on Friday. Game time is set for 1 p.m.

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