South Dakota soccer falls to Minnesota State

South Dakota soccer falls to Minnesota State
The third-seeded University of South Dakota women's soccer team (14-6-1) finished the 2005 season in the same fashion as last year, with a first round loss in the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament. USD dropped a hard-fought 2-1 decision to the second-seeded Minnesota State Mavericks (11-8-1) at Ak-Sar-Ben Field in Omaha, NE, Nov. 11 on the Nebraska-Omaha campus.

The Coyote's season came to a close on a late MSU goal as the Maverick's Amber Cambridge beat a defender after a long pass from Lauren Peterson and scored with 2:44 left on the clock. The goal broke a 1-1 tie, after the Mavericks had been placing constant pressure on USD for the previous 15 minutes.

USD sophomore Ashley Ervin (Western Springs, IL) took a well-placed pass from junior Tina Brummer (Gretna, NE) and put the ball top shelf and to the left of MSU keeper to open the scoring at 50:33.

Earlier in the match at 20:49, Ervin was the recipient of another beautiful pass from Brummer that she put to the right of the goalie. However, the goal was waved off because of an offsides call.

The Mavericks tied the match, 1-1, at 60:32 when Cambridge put the ball in the net during a scrum for possession in front of the Coyote goal.

While USD led in shots on goal in the match, 5-4, they trailed in overall shots, 12-6.

In goal, freshman Ann Opsahl (Yankton) made two saves and allowed two goals in 90 minutes, while MSU's Jennie Dehamer made four saves and allowed one goal.

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