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.