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Schneider's goal proves decisive as Bison women's soccer downs Leathernecks

A second half goal provided the winning margin for the hosts.

Western Illinois' Emma Brinkmann and North Dakota State's Jess Hanley battle for control in the Dakotah Field Bubble on Friday, Feb. 19. David Samson / The Forum

FARGO — A 58th minute goal from junior defender Ellie Schneider gave the North Dakota State Bison women's soccer team a 1-0 victory over visiting Western Illinois Friday night, Feb. 19.

The matchup was goalless at the end of the first half, with the hosts outshooting Western Illinois 5-1 in the opening 45 minutes.

Early in the second half, Leathernecks goalkeeper Isabel Navas Rodriguez turned away a shot from NDSU's Ashleigh Heely, giving the Bison a corner kick. Schneider broke the deadlock following the corner, giving the hosts the deciding margin.

The Bison out-shot Western Illinois by and 8-3 margin, as goalie Aly Cole made a pair of saves.

The victory moved the Bison to 2-1 both overall and in Summit League play. Western Illinois fell to 0-3 both overall and in conference.


The two teams meet again at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21.

Thomas Evanella is a reporter for The Forum. He's worked for The Forum for over three years, primarily reporting on business news. He's also the host of the InForum Business Beat podcast, which can be streamed at InForum.com/podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Reach him at tevanella@forumcomm.com or by calling 701-241-5518. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasEvanella.
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