SignUp
UND made major strides for future success throughout the 2013 season.
North Dakota ends season with 3-0 loss
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Tuesday 10/28/2013 12:07:06 (ET)
by Ross LaDue, UND Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota women’s soccer team brought the 2013 season to a close on Sunday, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Big Sky’s third-place team Weber State.

While North Dakota finishes the season with a 2-16-1 record, the team made a number of positive steps.

UND picked up a 4-2 win against in-state rival North Dakota State on Sept. 11, and also won its first Big Sky Conference match, downing Eastern Washington, 3-1, on Oct. 13. The team also doubled its goals scored in conference play from last season. The goals allowed in conference action also reduced drastically, from 29 in 2012 to 18 this season.

“We took steps forward,” said first-year head coach Matt Kellogg. “We doubled the goals scored in conference play from last year, almost half as many goals allowed from the season before. So I think you have to really look beyond the results when you’re in a rebuilding process to see how much this team has come in such a short time.”

Sunday’s match against Weber State pitted UND against a Wildcats team that needed a win to secure its third-place in the conference standings and a trip to the Big Sky Conference tournament.

With a strong wind at its back to start the contest, Weber State jumped out and netted three goals within the first half. Stacy Blair netted two of the three as the Wildcats controlled the majority of play in the first 45 minutes.

After switching sides at half, UND used the wind advantage to create its own offensive chances. North Dakota placed three shots on net in the second half, compared to just two by Weber State. Unfortunately, North Dakota was unable to break through the Wildcats’ defense.

UND junior goalkeeper Kristi Hestdalen made a total of six saves in the contest, giving her a total of 131 on the season, which sets a new single-season record at North Dakota.

The game also served as senior day for North Dakota as UND said farewell to its four seniors, Courtney Beckwith, Amanda Dahl, Anna Jung and Noel Scherer.

UND falls to NDSU in season opener
North Dakota State defeated North Dakota 1-0 on Friday at Dacotah Field. Senior goalkeeper Kristi Hestdalen made eight saves tonight for UND in the loss. The Bison goal was scored by Lauren... MORE
Volleyball season preview
Endless Dedication. It's a saying that keeps finding its way into conversations with first-year head coach Mark Pryor about his team. A dedication to tirelessly go at maximum effort and be... MORE
UND-NDSU to resume football rivalry
University of North Dakota Athletic Department officials announced on Friday that a contract has been signed for its football program to renew its rivalry with in-state foe North Dakota State MORE
Thank you fans! UND ready to kick off season
The rains held off on a beautiful night at Memorial Stadium. The University of North Dakota football team and Midco Sports Net welcomed supporters at the third annual Fan Fest. MORE
Track and field program unveils captains, schedule
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Head coach Kevin Galbraith announced today the student-athletes who will captain the University of North Dakota's men's and women's track and field teams in 2014-15. MORE

advertisement