NSIC Weekend: Women’s Soccer

WINONA, Minn. – The Winona State University soccer team is set for their long-awaited 2022 home opener, taking on a pair of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) opponents at home in Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium. WSU (4-2-1 overall | 2-1-1 NSIC) will play on Friday, September 23 against Minot State University and on Sunday, September 25 against the University of Mary.

The Warriors and Beavers will kickoff at 5 pm on Friday, while Sunday’s match against UMD will begin at noon.

Winona State heads into the NSIC weekend coming off a 1-1 road trip last week, earning a 3-1 win over UMD on Sunday, Sept. 18 and falling to St. Cloud State, 2-0 on Friday, Sept. 16.

On Friday, the Warriors will be looking to reverse a streak of tough results against Minot State in recent years as the Beavers have won seven of the last eight meetings. Sunday’s match will see WSU look to keep the recent form of the home side winning in the UMary – Winona State series. The home team has claimed a one-goal win every game since 2016, with UMary beating WSU in overtime 1-0 last year.

GAME & FAN INFORMATION

  • Live stats and live video are available at the links above & on the WSU Soccer schedule page.
  • Both contests are held on Maxwell Field in Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium.
  • Ticket information is available on the WSU Soccer schedule page.

WINONA STATE STORYLINES

  • Senior Riley Harmon scored a brace on Sunday against UMD, tallying a goal in each half against the Bulldogs.
  • Chloe Swanson suffered her first loss in goal vs. SCSU, but moved to 4-1-1 with the win over UMD.
  • Jaida Wiege leads WSU in shots on goal for the season with seven.
  • Grace Seim and Harmon are tied for second on the team with six shots on goal.
  • WSU has three captains this season: Reanne Weil, Riley Harmon and Deininger
  • Last weekend concluded a seven-match away streak for the Warriors, the second-longest streak of away matches in program history since 2010.
  • Sarah Strating has two assists on the season, tops in the squad.
  • Winona State head coach Matt Kellogg (62-125-18) heads into 2022 for his 13th season as a head coach. Kellogg was previously at Kalamazoo, Ferris State and North Dakota.
  • The Warriors have been issued two yellow cards this year, their opponents have three cautions.
  • Winona State has yet to earn a penalty kick on the season, while opponents are 0-1 on PK’s against the Warriors.

Minot State STORYLINES

  • Beaver goalkeeper Maddie Kindred was named the NSIC Goalkeeper of the Week for earning two shutouts.
  • Minot State is coming off a 1-0-1 weekend, beating Southwest Minnesota State 1-0 and earning a 0-0 draw versus Sioux Falls.
  • MSU has scored just five goals on the season and no Beaver has more than one.
  • Chloe Allan leads her team with 10 shots on goal and 17 shots overall.
  • Minot State coach TJ Perez is listed as the interim head coach for the Beavers.

UMary STORYLINES

  • The Marauders head into the weekend with a 6-0-1 overall record.
  • UMary will take on Upper Iowa on Friday, putting their 3-0-1 NSIC mark on the line.
  • Two Marauders – Kendra Park and Eli Olsen – have scored three goals so far this year.
  • Olsen leads the team in game-winning goals with two.
  • UMary head coach Sarah Cook has been at the helm since 2012.

WARRIOR NOTABLES

  • WSU was listed in the United Soccer Coaches Regional Top 10 in both week two and week 3 of the rankings.
  • In 2019, Winona State earned the sweep on the Minot State/UMary weekend, winning both games at home.
  • In the last three MSU – WSU matchups, the winning team has earned a shutout in the match.

For the most up to date news in Warrior Athletics, please visit: www.WINONASTATEWARRIORS.com and @WinonaStateATH.


About Winona State University Athletics:

The Winona State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, as an integral part of the educational mission of the institution, is committed to offering opportunities to experience academic and athletic excellence for our student-athletes through two simple words: Graduate Champions.

Fourteen Warrior programs compete at the NCAA Division II level within the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Winona State University competes as an affiliate member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) in the sport of women’s gymnastics.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button
BIELSKO1