Women’s Soccer Edges North Dakota State, 1-0

first_imgStory Links FARGO, N.D. – Sophomore forward Olivia Bruce (Lakeville, Minn.) scored in the 84th minute to give the Drake University women’s soccer team a 1-0 win over North Dakota State Sunday afternoon, Sept. 2 at Dacotah Field. PDF Box Score Marquette 9/9/2018 – 1 PM “We knew this would be a very challenging road swing to start the season, so to end it with a shutout win on the road is rewarding,” Horner said. “Also, it was great to get Hannah Bormann back in the lineup without restrictions as she brings a lot to our team. Today’s result is good for our confidence, but we know Marquette will be a tough opponent, and that we still have work to do prior to league play. On a side note it was a proud moment to see Coach Regan and Coach Purdum in bigger roles. Those two did a lot for our program and it is apparent they have NDSU very organized and playing with energy.” The road win snapped a three-match losing streak for Drake (2-4-0) as North Dakota State (1-2-0) lost its second consecutive game. ESPN+ North Dakota is led by first-year head coach Mike Regan, who spent four seasons (2012-15) as an assistant coach at Drake. Josh Purdum is one of his assistant coaches with NDSU who served as goalkeepers coach at Drake in 2015. Regan and Purdum helped the Bulldogs capture the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference regular season title. The two teams were locked in a scoreless battle until from freshman forward Halie Reznik (Cummings, Iowa) beat two Bison defenders, drove with the ball to the backline and slipped a pass to Bruce, who opened up and buried it far post. It is Reznik’s first career assist and second goal this season for Bruce, who has four in her young career. Full Schedule Roster Watch Live Live Stats Next Game: Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsie Stone (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) recorded one save in her first career shutout. Drake finished with eight shots, including four on goal. The Bulldogs’ defense held the Bison to seven shots with just one on goal. Preview “We challenged our upperclassmen to have a bigger impact on our game day performance, and we were pleased with their response starting with our back four as well as Annie (Schmitz) and Shelley (Lyjak) in midfield. After Friday, we had to be better at competing for the first ball and cleaning up the second ball in order to win the midfield battle. We can still be better in the air but we were anticipating the next ball and when we are active and on our toes, we are a different team.” Following Sunday’s road match, Drake finally hosts its home opener Sept. 9 when Marquette visits the Cownie Soccer Complex. First kick with the Golden Eagles is scheduled for 1 p.m. on ESPN+. Print Friendly Versionlast_img