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GAME-07

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

South Dakota State (1-4-1) vs. Iowa State (5-3-0)

Brookings, S.D. (Fishback Soccer Park)

6 p.m. (Time local to event location)

Series: Tied 2-2-1

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GAME-08

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012

South Dakota State (1-4-1)* vs. Northern Iowa (3-6-0)^

Brookings, S.D. (Fishback Soccer Park)

1 p.m. (Time local to event location)

Series: SDSU leads 3-0-3

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*Record does not include Friday's game vs. Iowa State

^Record does not include Friday's game at North Dakota State

#Free Youth Pre-Game Instruction and Clinic

#Free admission with SDSU vs. UC Davis football game ticket stub

 

BROOKINGS, S.D. - The South Dakota State women's soccer team continues its difficult non-conference schedule with its first Friday, Sunday home series of the season, beginning with Iowa State and ending with Northern Iowa.

 

The Jacks enter Friday's game with a 1-4-1 overall record.

 

SDSU plays its first two-game weekend at home after last Friday's loss at North Dakota. The Jacks tied the score early in the second half, but allowed a late goal to the Bulldogs in its home opener for a 2-1 loss.

 

Christa Nyblom, senior midfielder and team captain, played in all 20 games for South Dakota State (19 starts) in 2011 and is the top returner in goals (5), points (11), shots (36) and shots on goal (21). She also scored three game-winning goals, second-best on the team.

 

Stéphanie Bérubé, senior defender, played in 19 games for the Jacks (19 starts), scoring one goal on four shots. Aside from Nyblom, she is the only returning all-conference selection from 2011 (second team).

 

Through six games, Darci Miller is the top scorer for the Jackrabbits with two goals, one game-winning goal and four points. Diana Potterveld and Stacy Guijarro are tied-for-second on the team with one goal apiece. Potterveld, Guijarro and Megan Kingston, recorded two assists, are tied-for-second with two points each.

 

By way of its regular season finish, SDSU hosts the four-team Summit League Championship on Nov. 2 and Nov. 4 in Brookings, S.D.

 

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


 

THIS WEEK

Iowa State - SDSU faces the Cyclones for the sixth time in school history. ISU visits the Jacks before returning home to host Milwaukee, its second-to-last non-conference game of the season.

 

The Jacks and Cyclones are tied in the all-time series at 2-2-1.

 

Last season, SDSU dropped a tough road game at Iowa State, 1-0.

 

SDSU dealt with the problem that haunted the team all season: finishing scoring opportunities...

 

The first half was even on the scoreboard, 0-0.

 

Early in the second half, Iowa State put one shot in the goal and it proved to be enough. The Cyclones' forward ran onto the ball and beat the defense in the 52nd minute.

 

SDSU outshot ISU in the second half, 9-8, but Iowa State held the advantage for the game, 17-11. ISU also edged the Jacks in shots on goal, 6-3. The Jacks took seven corner kicks to the Cyclones' five.

 

SDSU also had two shots hit the post, but could not find the equalizer.

 

Seniors Kelsey Ferguson and Kayla Braffet led the attack for the Jacks, taking four shots and three shots, respectively. One of Braffet's shots was on goal.

 

Senior goalkeeper Kat Donovan made five saves in the loss.

 

In the series, the four games that produced decisions were decided by one goal. Last season's loss was the first to ISU since the first game of the series in 2005.

 

The Cyclones enter the weekend at 5-3-0 after last weekend's split versus DePaul and San Diego State. ISU shutout DePaul 2-0, but was edged by No. 20 San Diego State 2-1.

 

The two teams do not have a common opponent this season, but ISU defeated Summit League member Omaha 4-0 in its regular-season opener and beat weekend opponent Northern Iowa in convincing fashion 7-1.

 

ISU won its only overtime game this season 1-0 over Creighton.

 

Friday is Cubby's Feed the Fans night at Fishback Soccer Park. Enjoy some great food from the Jackrabbit supporter for free!

 

Northern Iowa - The Jacks face the Panthers for the seventh time in school history. UNI hosts Summit League member North Dakota State on Friday before making the trip to Brookings for its second-to-last non-conference game of the season.

 

SDSU is undefeated all-time versus UNI at 3-0-3.

 

Last season, SDSU let a two-goal lead slip away and tied UNI, 2-2.

 

Junior Courtney Higgins started the scoring on passes from seniors Kelsey Ferguson and Kayla Braffet. The goal, Higgins' first of the season, made the score 1-0 at the 20:08 mark in the first period.

 

The Jackrabbits led 1-0 at halftime.

 

Early in the second half, Braffet added another goal for the Jacks. The ball bounced around in the UNI box before Braffet put the ball in the back of the net, making the score 2-0 in the 55th minute.

 

Northern Iowa climbed a step closer 10 minutes later, making the score 2-1.

 

It looked as though the Panthers were going to fall short, but in the 81st minute, SDSU scored an own goal to equalize the score and extend the game.

 

In the first overtime period, the action was limited, as neither team recorded a shot on goal. SDSU outshot UNI 1-0 and took two corner kicks, but could not find the go-ahead goal.

 

The second overtime period was a bit more eventful, as Northern Iowa tested Donovan by placing two shots on goal. Donovan made both saves for the Jacks, who did not take a shot.

 

The game ended in a tie, 2-2.

 

SDSU outshot the Panthers 21-14, but UNI held the shots on goal advantage at 10-7. The Jacks took five corner kicks to UNI's three.

 

In the series, the last two games produced ties. Only once in the six meetings were the Jacks held without a goal (0-0, 2 OT). SDSU scored at least two goals in each of the three series wins.

 

The Panthers enter the weekend at 3-6-0 after last weekend's losing sweep at the hands of Charleston Southern and The Citadel. UNI was shutout by the Buccaneers 1-0 and the Bulldogs 5-0.

 

The two teams have one common opponent entering the weekend, but will have two after Friday's game versus Iowa State. UNI was edged by Green Bay at the SIUE Tournament 1-0 and beaten handily by ISU 7-1.

 

SDSU topped the Phoenix with flair 2-0 in its regular-season opener and faces Iowa State on Friday.

 

Free admission to fans who present their SDSU versus UC Davis football game ticket stub. Support SDSU Athletics all weekend to take advantage of this great offer!

Free Pre-Game Instruction and Clinic will be put on by Jackrabbit soccer prior to Sunday's game. The clinic will begin at 11:45 a.m. and will run until 12:45 p.m. with registration at 11:30 a.m. Please bring a water bottle with you to the clinic. Registration is open until Saturday at Noon on GoJacks.com.

An autographing session with the team will follow Sunday's game.

 

LAST WEEK

North Dakota - SDSU faced the Great West opponent for the sixth time in school history. UND evened the series 3-3-0 with the 3-1 win last Friday.

 

The South Dakota State women's soccer team stumbled at North Dakota, falling 3-1 in its lone game this weekend...

 

SDSU surrendered two first-half goals and was unable to fully recover.

 

The first half was a mirror image of last season, as North Dakota controlled the pace offensively.

 

Also unlike last season's game, the first-half scoring did not end at one. North Dakota found another goal three minutes before halftime, extending its lead to 2-0.

 

The final three minutes ran off the clock with the Jacks facing a two-goal deficit.

 

The Jackrabbits regrouped and opened the second half with more offensive pressure, and it paid off early.

 

Only six minutes into the half, Stacy Guijarro received a pass from Christa Nyblom and put it in the back of the net to narrow the deficit to one goal. The goal was the first of the season for Guijarro.

 

UND responded with a goal of its own two minutes later to increase its lead to 3-1.

 

Despite overtaking the lead in shots midway through the second half, SDSU was unable to score another goal. The game ended 3-1 in favor of North Dakota.

 

SDSU finished with the advantage in shots (18-15), shots on goal (16-10), but trailed UND in corner kicks (4-2). UND was whistled for 16 fouls, but was not offside once. SDSU was whistled for seven fouls and one offside.

 

Guijarro led the offensive attack with six shots, all on goal, and the lone goal. Both Diana Potterveld and Nyblom recorded three shots, all on goal, as well. Nyblom also assisted the Jackrabbit goal.

 

Stamatakis made seven saves total.

 

One player from each team received a yellow card in today's game, but in separate incidents.

 

The Jacks fell to 1-4-1 on the season, while UND evened its record at 2-2-1.


 

NEXT UP - SDSU plays its final non-conference game of the season at Creighton on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

 

Game time is set for 6 p.m. in Omaha, Neb.

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