| North Dakota (2-12-1) vs Southern Utah (4-9-1)
|Date / Time||Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 | 4 p.m. (CT)|
|Location||Thunderbird Soccer Field | Cedar City, Utah|
|Live Stats||UNDsports.com & SUUtbirds.com|
|North Dakota (2-12-1) vs Northern Arizona (7-4-3)
|Date / Time||Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 | 1 p.m. (CT)|
|Location||Lumberjack Stadium | Flagstaff, Ariz.|
*Click on the PDF link for a complete version of game notesThis Week: North Dakota heads out on its final road trip of the regular season taking on Southern Utah on Friday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. (CT) and Northern Arizona on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. (CT).
Last Time Out: UND picked up its first Big Sky Conference win in it’s program history, downing Eastern Washington, 3-1, on Sunday, Oct. 13. The Eagles opened the scoring in the 25th minute, but freshman forward Zoe Foster scored the equalized in the 41st minute. Kirsten Olson then scored eventual game-winner in 60th minute and Andrea Hyduke tacked on an insurance goal in the 88th minute. Kristi Hestdalen made 14 saves in the contest to record the win.
Prior to the win against EWU, North Dakota hosted Montant on Oct. 11. The Grizzlies shutout UND, 3-0.
Live Coverage: Live stats for Friday’s contest are available at UNDsports.com and SUUtbirds.com, while live stats for Sunday’s match are available at NAUathletics.com
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About Southern Utah: The Thunderbirds are coming off a 4-0 loss at Sacramento State and a scoreless draw against Big Sky leader Portland State. SUU was held scoreless in back-to-back games for the first time this year and allowed the highest goal total since dropping a match at Arizona State, 4-0, on Sept. 15.
Southern Utah has been out-scored by its opponents 38-18 so far this season. Goalkeeper Elyssa Hashimoto has started in 12 games for the Thunderbirds this season, making 48 saves with a 2.08 goals-against average and a 3-7-1 record.
Aurora Moberly leads Southern Utah with two goals and two assists. She has scored her two goals on just two shots. SUU has received scoring from 13 players this season.
vs The Thunderbirds: Last year marked the first meeting the two teams. Southern Utah traveled to Grand Forks on Oct. 14, 2012 and defeated UND 3-0. Sydney Cook, who has two goals this year, was one of the three goal scorers in last year’s contest.
About Northern Arizona: NAU split on the road last weekend, shutting out Sacramento State, 3-0, before dropping to Portland State, 2-1.
The Lumberjacks are led by forward Haley Wingender who has 13 points off of five goals and three assists. Her 13 points is third best in the Big Sky.
In net, Northern Arizona has relied on Lauren Weaver for 13 games this season. Weaver has posted a 7-4-2 record with a 1.09 goals-against average.
vs The Lumberjacks: Last year’s meeting in Grand Forks was the first between the two clubs. NAU shutout UND, 4-0, on Oct. 12, 2012 for the first game of the series.
Elinor Priest is the only player still on NAU’s roster that scored against UND last year. Priest currently does not have any points through 14 games.
Magic Number: North Dakota is undefeated this season (2-0-1) with scoring two or more goals. UND put up four (season high) against North Dakota State in a 4-2 win over the Bison on Sept. 11. On Sept. 20, UND scored two goals in a 2-2 tie against South Dakota. North Dakota then netted three against Eastern Washington for its first Big Sky win on Oct. 13.
Quick Goals: Robyn Wujkowski and Andrea Hyduke combined to score the second-fastest pair of goals in program history on Sept. 20. The two notched goals separated by just 35 seconds in the 10th minute against South Dakota.
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 314 setting the all-time career-saves mark at UND in only 48 games:
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:
Hestdalen currently ranks first in the Big Sky for saves (113) and saves per game (7.53). Additionally, her 113 saves ranks fourth among goalkeepers nationally.
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.
Spreading the Wealth: 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: Five players have scored their first collegiate goals this season. Freshman Zoe Foster scored her first against Akron on Aug. 25. Freshmen Caitlin Dahl and Robyn Wujkowski, and sophomore Marissa Ricci, all scored their first collegiate goals against North Dakota State on Sept. 11. Andrea Hyduke recorded her first collegiate goal in a 2-2 tie against South Dakota on Sept. 20. Kirsten Olson scored her first collegiate goal on a penalty kick on Sept. 22 vs South Dakota State