Bison soccer wins big rivalry game at North Dakota
Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 15:09
The NDSU women’s soccer team had a breakout game on Sunday. And what better of an opponent to do it against than in-state rival North Dakota. Great goalkeeping and a three-goal explosion helped the Bison win an impressive 3-0.
NDSU redshirt freshman goalkeeper Sierra Bronham caused headaches all day for UND. Bonham made stop after stop against the UND attack, finishing the match with 10 saves.
Senior Holly Christian netted the first goal for the Bison, beating UND goalkeeper Kristi Hestdalen in the 23rd minute.
NDSU did not allow any chance for UND to tie the game up, as they tacked on two more goals in the second half. Sophomore Anisha Kinnarath scored her team-leading third goal of the season in the 63rd minute. Senior Brooklyn Dyce added another score in the 78th minute with sophomore Rachel Trudeau tallying the assist.
UND held a 12-6 advantage in shots on goal but could not sneak anything past Bonham, who recorded the first shutout of her career.
NDSU now holds a 4-3-1 lead in the all-time series with UND.
The Bison (3-4-0) will next compete in Cedar Falls, Iowa, against Northern Iowa on Friday. Game time is set for 7 p.m.