Hockey Single Game Tickets On Sale Now
Raise It Now Available
Courtesy: Matt Schill,
The senior class was honored before today's game.
SUU overpowers UND in final home matchup
Courtesy: Alyssa Carlson, UND Media Relations
Release: 10/14/2012
Print RSS

GRAND FORKS, N.D. --- The University of North Dakota soccer team wrapped up home play Sunday in a hard-fought loss to Big Sky Conference opponent Southern Utah by a score of 3-0.

North Dakota falls to 2-11-1 on the season and 0-7-0 in Big Sky Conference play with the loss, while Southern Utah improves to 2-9-2 on the season and 1-5-1 in BSC play.

The teams proved to be evenly matched throughout the first half, as play continually went back and forth. SUU held the slight advantage with seven shots to UND's six, and four corner kicks to UND's three. UND goalkeeper, Kristi Hestdalen (Pierre, S.D.), and SUU goalkeeper, Charly Booth, each compiled five saves in the first half of play. The teams entered the halftime break scoreless.

However, Southern Utah would find a spark in the second half, scoring three goals and holding UND scoreless, to capture their first Big Sky Conference victory.

SUU started off its scoring in the 70th minute, as Sydney Cook found the net on a header. Kristy Hendrickson was credited with the assist, giving SUU a 1-0 lead.

At the 77:18 mark, Mackenzie Moreno added an unassisted goal to give the Thunderbirds a 2-0 advantage.

Southern Utah tallied its last goal in the final minute of the game, as Stacey Brinkman shot the ball past a diving Hestdalen. Cook was given an assist on Brinkman's fourth goal of the season, sealing SUU's victory with a score of 3-0.

Southern Utah finished the game with 17 shots, while North Dakota finished with ten. SUU also led in corner kicks 12-4. The game proved to be highly physical, with UND receiving 18 fouls and SUU receiving 13 fouls and two yellow cards.

Senior, Rhaya Ballon (Rogers, Minn.), led North Dakota's offense with five shots. Senior, Caitlyn Haring (Fargo, N.D.) also contributed two shots to the losing effort on Senior Day.

Next weekend, UND will be on the road in its final two regular season games. Thursday UND will take on BSC opponent Weber State, before concluding the season on Saturday against Idaho State, another BSC matchup.


The No. 9 University of North Dakota women's hockey team dropped a 5-2 decision to No. 1 Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon at Ralph Engelstad Arena  MORE
The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks soccer team dropped a 6-1 match at the hands of Eastern Washington on Sunday afternoon at Bronson Field.  MORE
UND quarterback Keaton Studsrud finished 12-for-20 for 173 yards and two touchdowns. Photo courtesy Idaho State Athletics.
No. 19/16 North Dakota held on for a 28-21 victory over Idaho State to remain unbeaten in Big Sky play and win its sixth-straight overall Saturday at...  MORE
Sydney Griffin (left) had her sixth double-double of the season with a 10-kill, 51-assist effort in Saturday's win.
OGDEN, Utah -- North Dakota remained in a tie for the top spot in the Big Sky Conference's North Division with a 3-1 win at Weber State Saturday...  MORE
With heavy losses of players to the professional ranks after UND's eighth national championship last April, nobody expected coach Brad Berry's...  MORE
Uploaded Ad

Extras for the North Dakota fan

Raise It Now Available
College Hockey Showdown
MHKY Tickets On Sale Now Rotator
Partnership Opportunities
Mobile Apps
Buy Tickets