NDSU loses to Northern Iowa on the road in double overtime
Published: Monday, September 17, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 15:09
The NDSU women’s soccer team had yet another game that went for extra periods, but eventually lost at the University of Northern Iowa on Friday night. After beating the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks 3-0, the Bison let one get away in double overtime 2-1.
Things didn’t look great for the Bison at the get-go, as the UNI Panthers scored a goal only seven minutes into the first period. Shauna Happel received the assist from Claire Clark for the score that put NDSU behind early. However, the defense for the Bison kept them in the game. A big contributor for them was redshirt freshmen goalie Sierra Bonham, who ended the game with seven saves.
Throughout the game, the Bison stayed very aggressive as they had four different players with a shot on goal. The most important shot for NDSU came in the second period when junior midfielder Steph Jacobsen scored the game-tying goal off an assist from sophomore forward Anisha Kinnarth with less than six minutes remaining in the second period. The second period ended in a 1-1 tie and went to overtime.
The entire game showed to be a battle between NDSU and UNI, and stayed that way for all of the first overtime. The Bison certainly have experience being in this type of situation having been in many overtime periods already this season. After a couple close shots for the Bison, overtime also ended as a tie.The second overtime wasn’t any different for either side as both teams exchanged close shots. The game ended when Charlotte Jones went unassisted for the game winning goal for UNI. This ended the game 2-1 in favor of the Panthers.
The NDSU soccer team currently has a record of 3-5. They will be playing an alumni exhibition game on Saturday and against South Dakota State on September 29th in Fargo.