Miller Leads Bison Soccer in Win Over Omaha
Published: Monday, October 14, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 14, 2013 14:10
On a windy and rainy Friday night, the NDSU women’s soccer team (6-7, 2-1 Summit League) had an impressive overtime 2-1 win against conference opponent Omaha Mavericks (3-6-2, 1-1). The Bison are now in third place in the Summit League with the win. Bison freshman Lauren Miller scored the game-winning goal in the 98th minute.
“The girls did the things they worked on all week,” NDSU head coach Mark Cook said. “It was a great battle, Omaha is a good team and a very good result for us.”
The Bison jumped off to a 1-0 lead, with a score from Lauren Miller in the 14th minute. The Mavericks jumped back right into the game with a score in the 39th minute when the ball deflected off a Bison player and went into the net.
The second half was a physical, hard fought game, and neither team was able to score a goal. The weather had passed through going into overtime. The Bison almost had an early shot on goal in overtime, but junior Anisha Kinnarath’s kick was saved by the Mavericks goal keeper, Meaghan Clark. The 98th minute rolled around and the Bison got the goal, and the win.
Miller finished the match with two goals, tying Kinnarath for the team lead in goals at six. Kinnarath’s game winning assist is her first assist of the year.
“This field is our home court and we need to win at home and games on the road are big, but for sure we need to win at home.”
Bison sophomore goalkeeper Sierra Bonham was in the net the whole game, finishing with two saves, improving her record to 5-6. In goal for the Mavericks was Meaghan Clark. Her record drops to 3-6-2 on the year.
The Bison were back in action at Dacotah Field on Sunday against South Dakota. Check Thursday’s issue for the game recap and photos.