USD falls to UND 2-1 The University of South Dakota women's soccer team (4-8, 1-4) fell to the University of North Dakota, 2-1, in North Central Conference action on a cold and overcast Saturday afternoon at the north DakotaDome Soccer Field.
The Fighting Sioux (7-4, 2-2) tallied the only first period goal when Melissa Bowers scored off an assist from Lindsay Hewitt at 36:33. In the second period, both teams played solid defense and the scoring was difficult although South Dakota had several scoring changes including a shot that hit the crossbar. North Dakota finally broke through and added a second period goal at 82:59 on a goal by Jennifer Cilz. Tina Morse had the assist for the Fighting Sioux. The Coyotes answered that goal almost immediately when sophomore Janel Johnson scored an unassisted goal at 84:30, but South Dakota was unable to tie the game in the final minutes.
North Dakota outshot South Dakota, 17-12. North Dakota also had an 8-4 advantage in corner kicks. South Dakota's freshman goalkeeper Esther Regalado had eight saves while North Dakota's goal Eve Compton had six saves. South Dakota had six fouls and North Dakota had three.