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Women's soccer: Bison crank up the offense, rout Western Illinois

A big second half lifted North Dakota State to a big win over the Leathernecks on Sunday.

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FARGO — North Dakota State ramped up its offense after halftime and blew out Western Illinois 4-0 in a Summit League game on Sunday at Dacotah Field.

The Bison snapped a five-game winless streak and got their first league win in four tries. They are 1-3 in the Summit and 5-6-3 overall.

After a scoreless first half, NDSU's Olivia Watson scored her fourth goal of the season at 53:43 on an assist from Lavin Douglass. It didn't take long to make it 2-0 when Kelsie Kallio scored her third of the season at 58:52 on an assists from Alicia Nead and Loretta Wacek.

Paige Goaley scored her fourth of the season at 72:23 on assists from Olivia Lovick and Nead, and Wacek scored her second of the season with just 18 seconds to play on an assist from Goaley.

Bison goalkeeper Abby Wilinson made four saves.

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The Bison play next at Kansas City at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.

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