The Bison soccer team headed to South Dakota on Friday for a match up vs. the Coyotes in which they were blanked with a 4-0 loss. The stats were pretty even throughout the entire game, but South Dakota came away with four goals as apposed to none for the Bison. Sophomore Sammie Willwock scored the first two goals for the Coyotes, which helped them, propel them to the win. With the loss, the Bison are now 7-6 overall and 2-1 in conference play. NDSU will look to try and regroup as they host Western Illinois on Sunday afternoon.
Conference players of the week
A pair of Bison football players was named conference players of the week after they trounced Illinois State last Saturday.
Quarterback Easton Stick was one of them and had one of his best games of the season throwing for 256 yards and 3 touchdowns. The redshirt sophomore targeted nine different receivers and helped the Herd stay on course for yet another national championship.
The second player was linebacker Pierre Gee-Tucker. He led the team in tackles, which included a sack and also had a fumble recovering.
The Bison soccer team was also honored. Monica Polgar was the Summit League Defensive Player of the week, with midfielder Amy Yang the offensive honoree. Polgar posted a pair of shutouts over Omaha and Oral Roberts. Yang scored her fourth game winning goal of the year with a penalty kick against Oral Roberts. Yang also added a pair of assists at Omaha.
The women’s golf team headed to the University of Denver for the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate this past weekend. The tournament runs from Friday to Sunday. As the first two rounds have been completed, the Bison are sitting in last place out of the 18 teams with a total score of +43. Pepperdine is in the lead heading into Sunday with a -8 overall.
Natalie Roth leads the Bison with a nine over-par effort during the first two days.
After this tournament is concluded the herd will play in Omaha, Nebraska for the Creighton Classic October 17 and 18.
Men’s basketball preview
As the new Scheels Center is nearly complete, the hype for the upcoming Bison basketball season is in full gear.
The summit league released their preseason polls for the 2016-17 season where Fort Wayne was picked as the favorites to win the Summit followed by South Dakota St. with a total of 424 points. NDSU placed 3rd in the voting receiving four first place votes and a total 422 points.
The regular season begins November 11 for the Bison as they look to make their 4th ever trip to the NCAA tournament.