NDSU women fall to Drake in overtime, 2-1
Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 16:09
Despite the loss on the road, the women’s NDSU soccer team has something to build off of.
The Bison fell to 1-4 on the season after losing to Drake in overtime. On paper, Drake should have had the game locked up long before regulation had ended. Luckily for NDSU, the soccer is played on the field. The Bison fought their way through the entire game. Goalkeeper Sierra Bonham was a standout for NDSU and had 11 saves in the game, which kept the Drake Bulldogs down to only one goal after the first two periods.
Drake appeared to be much more aggressive on the offensive side. The Bulldogs took 24 shots to NDSU’s four, but all of those four shots were on goal. All of NDSU’s shots were taken by Anisha Kinnarath, who ended the day with four shots total. For the Bulldogs, nine players took shots of their own, lead by Ashlie Stokes’s six.
Despite Drake’s insistent game play, the Bison just wouldn’t go away. A turning point in the game was the first goal of the game. Late in the second period, Stokes snuck a shot past Bonham for the first time in the game. This lead wouldn’t be held for long, as Kinnarath responded for the Bison with a goal of her own only 90 seconds later. This 1-1 tie would go all the way until the end of the second period.
In overtime, the Bulldogs didn’t waste much time. Stokes tried another goal only two minutes into the overtime period, but was stopped by Bonham, who made the save. However, about three minutes later, Laura Moklestad took the game winning shot for the Bulldogs and ended the game at 2-1.
The Bison hope to improve on their record with their first home game of the season against Bemidji State at 4 p.m. on Friday.