7 Bison score in slip-n-slide conditions
NDSU 7, Centenary 0 - The story: All seven of the Bison goals were scored by different players in a sloppy-field win over Centenary. Sometimes, even the dirtiest teams come out smelling like roses. Seven different players scored for North Dakota ...
NDSU 7, Centenary 0
- The story: All seven of the Bison goals were scored by different players in a sloppy-field win over Centenary.
Sometimes, even the dirtiest teams come out smelling like roses.
Seven different players scored for North Dakota State as the Bison shut out Centenary 7-0 in a rainy and mud-soaked women's soccer match at the Ellig Sports Complex on Sunday.
Sophomore forward Quin Ryan's goal in the 60th minute summed up a game filled with rough battles for possession on bad field conditions.
Ryan scored when Centenary goalkeeper Kate Donnelly tried to roll the ball to a Centenary defender. The ball hit a puddle on the field and instantly died, giving Ryan a chance to steal the ball and chip in a shot over the goalkeeper's head.
"It was a lucky goal," Ryan said. "We played some of our best soccer today. We were able to get over the nasty conditions today and get it done."
Freshman midfielder Marissa Wolfgram scored the first goal of her Bison career at 23:22 when sophomore forward Candice D'Arcangeli moved up the left side of the field and passed it out front for the goal.
"We've been struggling finishing and finally we were able to find the back of the net," Wolfgram said. "Hopefully we will be able to continue this for the rest of the year."
North Dakota State (5-8-2, 2-2-1 Summit League) dominated Centenary (2-10-1, 0-3 Summit League) throughout the match, spending most of the time on the offensive and out-shooting the Ladies 25-8.
Freshman forward Danielle Boldenow started the scoring for the Bison at 10:29 on a low shot close to the net. Juniors Laura Murphy and Lorraine Thompson assisted on the play.
Murphy scored next at 16:28 when she crossed the front of the net and scored after D'Arcangeli tipped the ball to her.
Wolfgram rounded out the scoring in the first half.
In the second half, Freshmen mide-fielders Michelle Gaffaney and Aubrey Bot each scored on corner kicks a minute apart. Thompson assisted on both of the goals.
Freshman forward Katie Luce finished the scoring for North Dakota State when she beat the defender and drilled a shot past the goalkeeper.
"It was nice to get started early," NDSU head coach Pete Cuadrado said. "On Friday I thought we worked hard, but we just couldn't finish. Today, obviously we did a good job of finishing in front of the net."
The Bison host Seattle at noon Saturday.
FIRST HALF: 1, NDSU, Boldenow (Murphy, Thompson), 10:29. 2, NDSU, Murphy (D'Arcangeli), 16:28. 3, NDSU, Wolfgram (D'Arcangeli), 23:20.
SECOND HALF: 4, NDSU, Gaffaney (Thompson), 53:48. 5, NDSU, Bot (Thompson), 54:49. 6, NDSU, Ryan, 60:56. 7, NDSU, Luce, 83:39.
SAVES: C, Hill 6; Donnelly 2. NDSU, Bertsch 6.