If you enjoy Bison sports, this is was the weekend for you
The Soccer team swept Omaha this weekend in a pair of games at home, extending their winning streak to five games.
In the first game of the pair, it was pretty evenly matched throughout. In the 27th minute, NDSU’s Ellie Schnieder got into a little trouble on the field receiving a yellow card. In the 40th minute the Bison opened up the scoring as Marian Taiwo netted one goal on an assist by Kelsey Kallio and Brookelyn Dew. Late in the half, Omaha reminded the Bison that they were still there by netting a goal off the foot of Hannah Heinemann to tie the score.
In the second half, Taiwo scored giving the Bison a one goal lead halfway through the half. But once again Omaha came crawling back as Heinemann picked up her second goal of the game from Grace Crockett. In overtime, the Herd got to work early, as Taiwo scored the game winning goal in the 94th minute, her second of the game.
In game two of the weekend pair, in the 19th minute Schnieder netted a goal past Mia Rehde Olesen giving the Bison an early lead. In the 28th minute, NDSU struck again with Jess Hanley scoring, on an assist by Katrina Patscot and Aliya Owens. Late in the second half, Omaha got a little bit chippy as refs had to hand out a couple yellow cards. The Bison would go on to win the game 2-0.
The Herd will travel to Denver over the weekend to play a pair of games against the University of Denver.
Last weekend, the Bison Baseball team traveled south to play a weekend series against Saint Louis.
In Friday’s game, the Bison jumped to an early lead. In the second inning, an RBI single up the middle from Peter Brookshaw would score Jake Malec, the Bison would take a 2-0 lead. In the sixth the Bison scored a pair of runs after Brock Anderson walked scoring Nick Emanuel. Bennett Hostetler also walked scoring Jack Simonsen as the Bison led 4-0 after the inning.
In the bottom of the sixth Saint Louis had an RBI sac fly which helped them get on the scoreboard, but the Bison still led 4-1. In the top of the eighth the Herd’s Charley Hesse gave the Bison in an insurance RBI single to left which enabled Hostetler to score, the Herd led 5-1.
In the bottom of the eighth, the Billikens found some new life when Cam Redding whacked a three-run homer to left field, the Billikens still trailing 4-5. In the ninth, Brookshaw launched a two-run double down the left field line scoring Anderson and Emanuel. The game would end with the final score of 7-4.
In the first game on Saturday, NDSU once again jumped into an early first inning lead when Tucker Rohde singled into center field to score Brookshaw, a few batters later Hesse singled down the right field line scoring Rohde and Hosteteler, the Bison led 3-0. In the bottom of the first the Billikens responded when Jake Garella grounded out to second base, scoring Cole Smith.
In the second inning, Saint Louis wanted to make their presence known when Matt Happ hit a two-run double down the right field line scoring Colten Schild and Ryan Hernandez.
In the fourth inning, NDSU regained the lead after Malec reached on a RBI fielder’s choice scoring Calen Schwabe. In the seventh, Brookshaw singled to center field, scoring Malec giving the Bison a two-run lead at 5-3. The Billikens weren’t able to muster up anything in the final half inning.
The Bison softball team played a few games last weekend in Fayetteville, AK. On Friday, the Bison played Texas Tech. Texas Tech started off the scoring in the fifth inning when Alanna Barraza homered to left field. Later in the inning Yvonne Whaley had an RBI single scoring Heaven Burton, then Breanna Russell reached first on a fielder’s choice scoring Whaley, the score was 3-0 Texas Tech after the inning.
The Bison responded in the fifth inning when Skylar Padgett homered to left field. In the seventh inning, Texas Tech continued their scoring tear when Russell got hit by a pitch scoring Barraza. Later in the inning, Zoe Jones had a sacrifice fly which enabled Burton to score, then Ellie Bailey had an RBI single scoring Whaley, Texas Tech led 6-1. In the final half inning the Bison couldn’t put up any runs, the final score was 6-1.
In the second game on Friday, the Herd played Southeast Missouri. Southeast started the scoring in the sixth inning when Ashley Ellis singled to center field scoring Anderson, then Anderson had a two run homerun to centerfield which increased their lead to three runs, later in the inning Ashley Emert got the second homerun of the inning when she launched a three run shot past the left field fence, Southeast led 6-0.
In the bottom half of the inning, Madyson Camacho sped around the bases when she ran for an inside the park home run. Later in the inning Stephanie Soriano singled through the right-side scoring Ciara Jensen. The Bison couldn’t score anymore the final score was 6-2.
On Saturday, the Bison faced off against Texas Tech for the second time of the weekend.
In the third inning, Texas Tech scored the first runs when Russell smoked a two-run double down the right field line scoring Karli Hamilton and Whaley. In the fifth, Bailey singled down the right field line scoring Jacee Hamlin. In the sixth inning, Jensen homered to right field, later Padgett singled to right field scoring Dez Cardenas.
Later Soriano singled to center field scoring Padgett, NDSU tied the game up at 3-3. In the eighth, Soriano doubled to left center scoring Molly Gates, later Avery Wysong grounded out to third scoring Soriano. Texas Tech responded with a Barrazza homerun, but the Herd prevailed winning 5-4.