Bison Soccer Blanks Jaguars
Published: Monday, October 7, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 7, 2013 13:10
The NDSU women’s soccer team was able to shake off the rust with a 2-0 win over Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis following a 12 day break from action. The Bison returned to the pitch with hopes of opening their Summit League Conference with a win.
Their hopes were fulfilled. Playing without senior Kristin Pierce, the Jaguars defense was at a disadvantage. Anisha Kinnarath took full advantage of that as she was the name of the night. Kinnarath notched both of the Bison’s two goals on the night for a “brace”. Her first goal came way in the 34th minute off of a heads up rebound of the goal post that she buried into the back of the net.
Kinnarath secured the brace with the dagger that came at the 61st minute mark off of a beautiful cross by senior Sheri Fitzsimmons that Kinnarath headed into the net for the game clincher. That was more than enough for the Bison to hold on with a final score of 2-0.
Kinnarath now has 6 goals on the year, good for second in the Summit League. But for all the offensive success Kinnarath and the Bison O had, they still had to stop the opposing team from scoring. The Bison D came to play, posting their third shutout of the year. Sierra Bonham was a brick wall between the posts tonight and played a superb game. Bonham played the entire game, grabbed 4 saves and allowed 0 goals.
The Bison outshot the Jaguars 16-12 while also overmatching them in the corner kick category with six to the Jags zero.
The Bison currently sit at 5-6 overall and are tied with South Dakota State at the top of the Summit League Conference with a 1-0 record. After a shaky left foot nonconference start, it was imperative that they started out conference play on the right foot. IUPUI drops to 4-4-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
The Bison will continue with Summit League play and be back in action at home in the friendly confines of Dacotah Field on Friday against the Omaha Mavericks.