Walczak Scores Lone Goal, Bison Shut Out Rams
Published: Monday, September 23, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013 13:09
If you shut out a team in any sport it’s always a good feeling. The NDSU women’s soccer team had that exact feeling on Friday night. The Bison (4-5) beat the Colorado State Rams (1-4-1) 1-0 on a beautiful, but chilly night.
This was the first match of the Doublewood Inn Classic Tournament for both teams. It was a very even match until Bison junior Tristyn Walczak scored the only goal of the contest at the 43rd minute mark. Bison freshman Lauren Miller recorded the assist. Miller had a great free kick from the outside of the box and Walczak had a beautiful header to give the Bison the lead and they never looked back.
This year is the first year that Colorado State has had a soccer program and they haven’t had the success they wished. The Rams had only two less shots on goal than the Bison’s 11. Bison sophomore Sierra Bonham stopped the Rams goal shots for the full 90 minutes. Bonham had five total saves, recording her second shutout of the year, and her overall record moves to 3-4.
The Bison had six off sides that very certainly could’ve hurt them in a big way. After the game Bison head coach, Mark Cook, stated, “the off sides are just mental things and we have to be more aware of that”.
NDSU played Eastern Washington on Sunday for the final match of the tournament. Check Thursday’s issue for the game recap.