Coyote soccer team sees action in first-ever season

Coyote soccer team sees action in first-ever season South Dakota fell 6-4 to Huron in the first womens soccer match in University of South Dakota history in Vermillion on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

The Coyotes took a 3-0 lead during the first 14 minutes against Huron. Scoring the first goal for USD was Angela Houdek on an assist from Emily Gunter nine minutes into the match.

Eight minutes later the Coyotes went on top, 2-0, when Stephanie Hawley passed to Haffner. At the 31 minute mark the Coyotes took a 3-0 lead on Haffner's second goal on an assist from Arobba. Huron then answered with four straight goals for a 4-3 halftime lead.

The Coyotes tied the match 4-4 at the 32:15 mark of the second half when Arobba passed to Gunter. Huron answered and closed the match with two goals for the win.

USD bounced back two days later with a 3-2 double overtime win over Southwest State.

Against Southwest State the Coyotes trailed 1-0, before Jenna Bower scored on an assist from Strong. In the second half USD tallied its second score on a goal by Arobba which tied the match, 2-2.

In the second overtime the Coyotes claimed the match on a corner kick goal from Arobba to Amanda Haffner.

South Dakota improved its womens soccer record to 2-1 with a 3-2 overtime victory over Moorhead State played Sunday afternoon in Vermillion.

After a scoreless first half against Moorhead State, the Coyotes took a 1-0 lead at the 22:18 mark of the second half on a goal by Jaime Strong. After the Dragons scored consecutive goals, South Dakota forced

overtime with 35 seconds remaining on a corner kick goal by Fabiana Arobba. In the overtime session the Coyotes claimed the 3-2 match on Arobba's second goal of the match on an assist from Strong.

South Dakota travels to Rapid City Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12 for matches against Baker University and National American University.

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