JAMESTOWN, N.D. - West Fargo Sheyenne’s Jalyn Bauer doesn’t get cheated on corner kicks. The senior defensive back has just one thing on her mind.
“Corners are my only chance to score,” Bauer said Thursday at Rotary Field. “So I always go all in for them on the off chance that I’ll get something in, and this was just the one that went through.”
Bauer tallied the go-ahead score via a deflected corner kick in a 3-1 Sheyenne victory over Bismarck in the quarterfinals of the North Dakota high school girls soccer state tournament. The Mustangs will play unbeaten Fargo Shanley/Oak Grove in Friday’s semifinals at 4:30 p.m.
Tied 1-1 in the 58th minute, a corner attempt off the foot of Sheyenne’s Anisha Monger deflected off Bismarck goalkeeper Olivia Dickerson and right to Bauer in the goal box. The talley was Bauer’s first of the season.
Bismarck had been in control, leading 1-0 at the half behind what was roughly a 62-yard direct free kick bounced home by Ellengton Hill. Sheyenne finally broke Bismarck’s back line in the 53rd minute, when Brooke Boyer found Tianna Daniels in front of the net with a centering pass to level the match at 1-1.
Yasmina Dokara sealed Sheyenne's 10th victory of the season in the 72nd with goal No. 3 for the Mustangs.
FIRST HALF: 1. B, Ellengton Hill (free kick), 15th minute.
SECOND HALF: 2. WFS, Tianna Daniels (Brooke Boyer), 53rd; 3. W, Jaylyn Bauer (unassisted), 58th; 4. W, Yasmina Dokara (Shayla Condley), 72nd.
SAVES:: B, Olivia Dickerson 3-6--9. WFS, Shelby Weber 9-1--10.