Courtesy: Ross LaDue, UND Media Relations
Kick off for Friday's game against South Dakota is set for 3 p.m.
Game Notes: Soccer takes on USD and SDSU
Courtesy: Ross LaDue, UND Media Relations
Release: 09/18/2013
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North Dakota
1-6-0 (0-0-0 Big Sky)
South Dakota
4-2-2 (0-0-0 Summit)

Sept. 20, 2013 • 3 p.m. CT • Bronson Field • Grand Forks, N.D.
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North Dakota
1-6-0 (0-0-0 Big Sky)
South Dakota State
4-2-2 (0-0-0 Summit)

Sept. 22, 2013 • 1 p.m. CT • Fishback Soccer Park • Brookings, S.D.
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This Week: North Dakota hosts South Dakota on Friday at Bronson Field. The game, originally scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., has been moved to 3 p.m. UND then heads to South Dakota State on Sunday to take on the Jackrabbits at 1 p.m.

Last Time Out: UND ended Boise State’s four-game shutout streak on Sept. 15, but ended up losing to the Broncos 3-1.

After Boise State scored the game’s first goal in the 22nd minute, freshman Michelle Stingle scored just eight minutes later to tie the game at 1-1. Kirsten Olson took an intial shot that was saved by the Boise State goalkeeper. However, the keeper was unable to control the rebound and Stingle put it in for her first collegiate goal. UND keeper Kristi Hestdalen made five saves in each half to help keep her side within reach as the Broncos out-shot North Dakota 37-5.

Prior to the match against Boise State, North Dakota picked up a win against in-state rival North Dakota State, 4-2, on Sept. 11. The four goals scored in the contest is the most by UND since scoring four goals against South Dakota in a 4-4 tie on Aug. 26, 2012. In the previous game, UND scored four goals in a shutout win against Minnesota Crookston on Aug. 24, 2012.

Live Coverage: Live stats for Sunday’s contest are available at Weather permitting, there will be a live video stream of the match also available at for UND Insider subscribers. If there is no video, free audio will be provided instead.

New in 2013, live video webcasts of select home matches will be available with a UND Insider subscription at Matches without video will instead have a free audio stream.

Social Media: Receive daily coverage by following @UNDsoccer, the official Twitter account of the University of North Dakota soccer program. For additional coverage, follow assistant media relations director/soccer contact Ross LaDue at @rladue.

For more UND Athletics information, follow @UNDsports.

About South Dakota: The Coyotes enter the weekend having defeated the College of St. Mary, 4-1, on Sept. 15. Prior to that, South Dakota had been shutout in two consecutive games.

Against common opponents, USD lost, 4-0, to Creighton and 3-1 to Iowa State.

The Coyotes are led by Jamie Karch who has scored four goals this season. In all, seven players have scored goals for USD. Junior goalkeeper Mackenzie Viktor has started every game for the Coyotes, making 38 saves with 11 goals against.

vs South Dakota: North Dakota holds a 9-10-4 all-time record against South Dakota. Last year the two sides played to a 4-4 tie in Vermillion, S.D. The last win for UND came in 2011 by a score of 3-2.

About South Dakota State: The Jackrabbits enter the weekend on a six-game unbeaten streak, having gone 4-0-2 in that span. Against common opponents, SDSU lost to Iowa State, 2-1, earlier in the season. South Dakota State also hosts Kansas on Friday before hosting UND on Sunday.

Alyssa Brazil leads the Jackrabbits with three goals and two assists. Diana Potterveld is close behind with two goals and two assists. SDSU has kept their opponents to just a total of five goals this season, but have only been able to score nine goals.

Goalkeeper Nicole Inskeep has played every minute in net, making 26 saves.

vs South Dakota State: UND and SDSU enter Sunday’s match with an even 3-3-0 series record. North Dakota evened the series last year in Brookings, S.D., knocking off the Jackrabbits 3-1.

Ending the Drought: Defeating rival North Dakota State, 4-2, on Sept. 11 ended a 17-game winless streak for UND; a streak which started on Sept. 9, 2012.

Helping Out: The 4-2 win over NDSU (Sept. 11) marked the first game that North Dakota has received scoring from multiple players since a 3-1 win over South Dakota State on Sept. 7, 2012.

First Goals: Four players have scored their first collegiate goals this season. Freshman Zoe Foster scored her first against Akron on Aug. 25. Freshmen and Robyn Wujkowski, and sophomores Caitlin Dahl and Marissa Ricci, all scored their first collegiate goals against North Dakota State on Sept. 11.

Playing For Keeps: Goalkeeper Kristi Hestdalen (Jr., Pierre, S.D.), one of UND’s six returning starters, is back after a standout sophomore campaign.

Hestdalen ranked second in the Big Sky in saves per game (6.06) and total saves (97) in 2012, the latter ranking fifth in UND single-season history.

Hestdalen has upped her career-saves total to 259 setting the all-time career-saves mark at UND in only 41games.

Hestdalen also ranks third all time at UND with five career shutouts, her most recent coming in a 4-0 win over Minnesota Crookston last August.

New Beginnings: This season marks the dawn of a new era for UND soccer under first-year coach Matt Kellogg (Butler ‘00), who inherits a team that went 2-13-1 overall and 0-9 in the Big Sky last season.

Kellogg spent the previous three seasons as head women’s soccer coach at NCAA Division II Ferris State University. Prior to that, he served as assistant women’s soccer coach and recruiting coordinator at a pair of NCAA Division I schools, Morehead (Ky.) State University and the University of Kentucky.

Kellogg took over a Ferris State team that went 3-13-3 in the year prior to his arrival and led the Bulldogs to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament in each of his three seasons at the helm. In 2012, FSU went 9-7-3 and advanced to the GLIAC semifinals for only the second time in program history.

In 2009, Kellogg’s lone season at Morehead State, the Eagles captured the program’s first-ever Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) regular season championship with a 5-0-3 conference record (8-7-4 overall).

At Kentucky, Kellogg served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator during the 2007 and 2008 campaigns. Prior to his stint at UK, Kellogg spent three seasons (2004-07) as an assistant coach at Western Michigan University.

Kellogg’s staff at UND includes assistant coaches Stephanie Webb (Stetson ‘09) and Melissa Raguse (Kennesaw State ‘13).

Aye, Aye, Captain: First-year head coach Matt Kellogg announced that fourth-year players Courtney Beckwith (Jr., Henderson, Nev.), Amanda Dahl (Sr., Redmond, Wash.), Anna Jung (Sr., Sandy, Utah) and Noel Scherer (Sr., Fargo, N.D.) will serve as team captains for the 2013 season.

Beckwith, a midfielder from Henderson, Nev., had appeared in 22 career games through her first two seasons at UND. This year she’ll be joined on the roster by her younger sister, freshman midfielder Ashlee Beckwith.

Dahl, a senior forward from Redmond, Wash., scored one goal in 16 games last season and was a second-team All-Great West Conference performer in 2011.

Jung, a senior midfielder from Sandy, Utah, leads all active UND players with 53 career games played. She played in all 16 games a year ago and registered one assist.

Scherer, a midfielder from Fargo, N.D., is UND’s top returning scorer after collecting a career-high two goals and five points in 2012. After playing at center back in the opening weekend against Xavier and Akron, she was named to the Boilermaker Challenge Cup All-Tournament Team.

Poll Position: UND was ranked No. 10 in the 2013 Big Sky Conference Coaches Preseason Poll released earlier in August.

Idaho State and Portland State, who shared the 2012 Big Sky title, were picked to repeat as co-champions:

Big Sky Coaches Preseason Poll

Rk Team (1st place votes) Points
1. Idaho State (4) 68
Portland State (1) 68
3. Montana (2) 65
4. Weber State (2) 58
5. Northern Colorado 57
6. Northern Arizona (1) 43
7. Sacramento State 37
8. Eastern Washington 28
9. Southern Utah 16
10. North Dakota 10

By the Numbers: UND returns 15 letterwinners and six starters from last year’s team.

The returning letterwinner breakdown includes five forwards, five midfielders, four defenders and one goalkeeper.

Hello, My Name Is: UND welcomes to the fold nine newcomers in 2013, including nine incoming freshmen and one sophomore transfer.

The transfer is forward Asia Laudal (Eau Claire, Wis.), who spent her freshman season at Green Bay.

UND’s incoming freshman class includes Ashlee Beckwith (Henderson, Nev.), Kelsey Cartwright (Tempe, Ariz.), Zoe Foster (Canton, Mich.), Hannah Halterman (Rosemount, Minn.), Sydney Karr (The Woodlands, Texas), Michelle Stingle (Duluth, Minn.), Alexa White (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Robyn Wujkowski (Grand Rapids, Mich.).


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