Herd gets back in the win column

SDSU awaits after a big win against the Leathernecks

The Bison secured a huge dub on Sunday

The Bison women’s soccer team took on the University of Western Illinois on Sunday as they completed a second half comeback with win 2-1. The win NDSU improved to 7-5-3 on the season, while Western Illinois falls to 6-9-1.

Amy Andrews started off the scoring for the Leathernecks, as she recorded her sixth goal of the season off an assist from Zoe Clark in the 32nd minute to put Western Illinois up 1-0.

The Herd made their comeback in the second half however as Laura Powell scored her first goal of the season, second of her career, in the 48th minute off an assist from Elyse Huber to tie that game at one apiece. It was Huber’s second assist of the season. In the 63rd minute, Brooklyn Dew found Danielle Algera for her first goal of the season, and second of her career, to give the Bison the 2-1 victory.

Huber led NDSU with five shots, while Paige Goaley added three more. Powell and Algera each added a pair of shots, while Goaley and Algera led the Bison with two shots on goal apiece. Monica Polgar recorded six saves in 90 minutes in the net. The Leathernecks and Bison each had 16 shots, while each team both had seven shots on goal.

Polgar moved into eighth place on the single-season saves list with her 91st save of the season. Huber moved into a tie for seventh in school history with her 34th shot on goal.

With the win, the Bison have now jumped up to fourth place in the Summit League standings, and their conference record is now 2-1-2.

Looking ahead, the Bison return to action on Thursday, where they will travel to South Dakota State and take on the league-leading Jackrabbits. SDSU is coming off of a 3-0 win over Purdue Fort-Wayne on Sunday and is currently riding an 11-game winning streak. The Herd will finish off the season with their toughest stretch of the season, as they will play the top three teams in the conference to cap off the year. NDSU has a tremendous opportunity to boost themselves up the standings to end the season.

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