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;
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
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
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
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
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
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
SDSU led in shots (9-6) and
was even in shots on goal (3-3), but was unable to capitalize on its
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
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
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.
SDSU responded in the 64th
minute when Diana Potterveld took a through ball from Christa Nyblom and evened
the score. It was her third goal of the season.
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
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
|South Dakota State
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.