August 16, 2014

Women's Soccer Exhibition Scoreboard (Aug. 16)

SIU Edwardsville 2, Western Illinois 1
Western Illinois women's soccer dropped its final preseason match 2-1 to SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday (Aug. 16).

The Fighting Leathernecks fell behind early in the second minute when an Edwardsville forward won the ball at the top of the box and finished her left-footed shot far-post past a diving Victoria Kappel. Western Illinois fought back, leveling the match in the 17th minute.

IUPUI 1, Ball State 1
The IUPUI women's soccer team earned a 1-1 draw in its lone exhibition match to start the 2014 season on Saturday (Aug. 16), playing Ball State even at Briner Sports Complex. Sophomore Alyssa Fox had the Jaguars' lone goal, scoring in the game's 33rd minute. 

Being preseason, the two teams opted to play three 30-minute periods and no overtime.

South Dakota 5, Viterbo 0
South Dakota scored three times in the first half and twice late in the second to score a 5-0 win against Viterbo Saturday in an exhibition contest at USD Soccer Complex. The Coyotes open their 2014 season at 4 p.m. Friday at home against Northern State.
USD outshot Viterbo 22-3 and allowed the V-Hawks one shot on goal. The Coyotes had five different goal scorers including sophomore Corey Strang and freshman Lara Boman, who each added an assist.

Oral Roberts 4, Central Arkansas 0
Kayla Nsien netted two goals for the Oral Roberts University women’s soccer team on Saturday as the Golden Eagles blew out Central Arkansas 4-0 in exhibition action in Conway, Ark.
Nsien started the scoring for the Golden Eagles in the 17th minute as she took a cross from Megan Giles, hitting the ball off the cross bar into the net from 10 yards out.

North Dakota State 4, Jamestown 0
The North Dakota State University women's soccer team started the 2014 season with a convincing 4-0 shutout win over the University of Jamestown Jimmies in a weather-shortened exhibition match Saturday, Aug. 16, under the lights of Dacotah Field. The match was called due to inclement weather with 12:30 remaining in the second-half. 

Lizzie Lukas paced the Bison with a goal and an assist while Olivia Norman, Tiana Khamvongsa and Genna Joyce also found the back of the net for NDSU.

Fort Wayne 2, UIC 0
In a final tune-up before the regular season begins next Friday, the IPFW women's soccer team used two late-game goals to take down UIC 2-0 in an exhibition match on Saturday night. The 'Dons were part of a historic evening for the Flames, who hosted the first game in program history at Flames Field as the team kicks off their inaugural year at the university.

After a closely contested first half, the score remained knotted at zero with UIC narrowly edging out IPFW 4-2 in total shots over the first 45 minutes. Of the six shots, the 'Dons were responsible for the only shot on goal.

No. 17 Texas Tech 2, No. 25 Denver 1
The No. 25 University of Denver women's soccer team concluded its preseason with a 2-1 loss to No. 17 Texas Tech on Saturday night at CIBER Field at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium. 

Sophomore Brooke Boothe opened the scoring in the fourth minute on a set-piece header off a service from senior centerback Sam Harder. Freshman midfielder Jocelyn Loomis drew the foul to set up the 35 yard free kick on the left side. Harder played her free kick in the middle of the area eight yards out to set up Boothe’s flick into the lower right corner.

Women's Soccer Exhibition Scoreboard (Aug. 15)

Omaha 2, Iowa State 1
The Omaha women's soccer team began its final season of transition to Division I with a tone-setting 2-1 win over Iowa State on Friday night, even if it was just an exhibition match.

The Mavericks got a first-half goal from Ava Doetsch and the game-winner from Courtney Neville in the 60th minute to knock off the Cyclones, who were 9-9-2 overall and 3-4-1 in the Big 12 last season and return 18 letterwinners.

Kansas 3, South Dakota State 0
Kansas scored three goals in the final 15 minutes of regulation to down South Dakota State in their women's soccer exhibition match Friday. 

The teams were deadlocked in a scoreless tie through the first half, but Kansas scored two unanswered goals in a four-minute span just after the 75th minute to take the lead. The Jayhawks tacked on their third goal with less than two minutes remaining in regulation play.

August 13, 2014

Women's Soccer Exhibition Scoreboard (Aug. 12)

Youngstown State 3, Western Illinois 0
Western Illinois women's soccer was defeated by Youngstown State 3-0 on Tuesday (Aug. 12) in the first of two exhibitions for the Leathernecks this year.

The Leathernecks fell behind 1-0 on a defensive miscue, allowing the Penguins to take the lead.

Youngstown State then scored on a corner and from the penalty spot to secure the 3-0 scoreline.

Fort Wayne 1, Northern Illinois 1
Fort Wayne's Sam Pavlika
The IPFW women's soccer team kicked off the 2014 campaign on an unusually chilly and windy late-summer night as they hosted Northern Illinois for an exhibition match at Hefner Field on Tuesday.

A slow start plagued the Mastodons and the Huskies took advantage early, scoring three minutes into the game on a long goal by Northern Illinois' Sara Spaulding that sailed just over the head of IPFW goalkeeper, junior Sam Pavlika, into the back corner of the net.

The home team recovered quickly, however, as they intensified the attack in the midfield and won a majority of the possession battles for the remainder of the first half. IPFW's best chance of the opening period came with 14 minutes left as junior forward Rachel Good skimmed a shot just over the top crossbar from outside the left corner of the 18-yard box.

August 12, 2014

SDSU Hires Ellis as Assistant Golf Coach

Dean Ellis, who spent 20 years as the Northern Michigan head golf coach, has been hired
as an assistant coach for the South Dakota State golf program, head coach Casey VanDamme announced Tuesday.
Ellis, who was named the head golf coach at Northern Michigan in 1993, led NMU to the 2014 NCAA Regionals, where it placed 14th, and finished eighth at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Golf (GLIAC) Championships. Additionally, he guided the Wildcats to the 1999 NCAA Division II Tournament.

While at Northern Michigan, Ellis served as the Golf Association of Michigan Governor, on the NCAA Division II, District IV Golf Regional Advisory Committee, and organized and administrated the 1999 and 2010 GLIAC Golf Championships.

August 11, 2014

Women's Soccer Exhibition Scoreboard (Aug. 10)

DENVER -- The University of Denver women's soccer team opened the Colorado Cup with
Denver's Cassidy Rey
a 1-0 win over Air Force on Sunday morning at CIBER Field at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium. 

After 30 minutes of working the preseason kinks out, junior forward Taylor Ivins (West Haven, Utah) found the breakthrough in the 31st minute off an assist from freshman midfielder Jocelyn Loomis (Sandy, Utah). Redshirt senior Shannen Johnson (Golden, Colo.) switched the point of attack to Loomis to begin the play. Loomis played a through ball in-between the outside back and center back to a running Ivins who tucked her strike inside the far post, past oncoming Falcon keeper Meghan Strang.