NDSU walked away with a big win against their rivals to the north
This past Thursday, the NDSU women’s soccer played their last home game of the season. 327 people gathered on the Halloween night at Dacotah field to watch a rival matchup between NDSU and UND. The Bison and their seniors playing for their last time here in Fargo, came away with a sweet-tasting 1-0 win over the Fighting Hawks.
Coming into the match the Hawks were 9-7-1 and 4-3 in conference play while NDSU was 7-6-3 and 2-2-2 in Summit league play. The Bison seemed determined to get a win for their seniors playing their last game on Dacotah Field.
The single goal of the match came during a corner kick from Ellie Schneider during the 65th minute. Schneider kicked the ball out to Elyse Huber who headed the ball. After the ball bounced off of a UND player it finally reached the back of the net.
NDSU had 25 shots compared to UND’s 18. In terms of saves, UND had more with 11, but Monica Polgar for NDSU still walked away with a nice eight saves on the night. Polgar moved into a tie for fourth-most saves in a season in school history as brought her total to 102. She also notched her 6th shout out on the year, good enough 6th in Bison history
An area that NDSU led in is fouls. UND only had seven fouls on the night, that’s how many NDSU had in the first half alone. With six more in the second half, their total for the night came out to 13.
NDSU is now fourth in points currently securing the final place in the Summit League tournament. However, behind them in fifth is Oral Roberts with nine points.
It also takes the all-time record for soccer between NDSU and UND to 9-2-1 in the Bison’s favor in the Divison one era.
The Herd finished their season on Sunday with an away game in Denver against the Summit League Champion, Pioneers.
Oral Roberts will also have their season finally this past Sunday as well.