Coyotes soccer team falls

Coyotes soccer team falls The University of South Dakota women's soccer team (4-9, 1-5) fell to North Dakota State University, 3-1, in North Central Conference action on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the North DakotaDome Soccer Field.

NDSU (8-5, 4-1) jumped to a 2-1 first period lead and then added a second period goal to win the NCC matchup. Amy Masterson of NDSU scored at 7:57 off an assist from Carrie Fontana to give the Bison a 1-0 load. Fontana scored at 20:22 on assists from Lisa Leach and Renee Hawkins as NDSU jumped ahead 2-0. South Dakota cut the lead in half at 27:27 on a goal by junior Erin Torres off an assist from sophomore Jaime Strong. The Bison added their final score at 65:30 of the game when Fontana knocked in a rebound shot to score her second goal.

North Dakota State outshot South Dakota 23-8 and had an 8-4 advantage in corner kicks. North Dakota State had 15 fouls and South Dakota had four. South Dakota freshman goalkeeper Esther Regalado had a solid game, recording 11 saves in 90 minutes of play. The Bison's Kelly Tierney had three saves in goal.

The Coyotes will play St. Cloud State at noon on Oct. 14 and Minnesota State-Mankato at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, both at the north DakotaDome Soccer Field.

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