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SMSU soccer goes 1-1 on weekend road trip

September 24, 2012
Marshall Independent

The Southwest Minnesota State soccer team found itself on each end of 1-0 games during a weekend road trip to the north.

Saturday, the Mustangs were unable to find the back of the net with any of their 10 shots in a 1-0 loss to Minnesota-Duluth. UMD's Jennifer Smith broke a scoreless tie in the 66th minute when she put home a cross from the left side of the box.

SMSU goalkeeper Sonya Smith had four saves in the losing effort.

Sunday, SMSU picked up its second win in two trips to St. Cloud State's Husky Stadium.

SMSU freshman forward Miranda Cadena scored an unassisted goal in the 26th minute for her third goal of the season and the lone goal of the match.

St. Cloud had a big edge in shots in the match. The two teams each had four shots in the first half, but the Huskies outshot SMSU 10-1 in the second half.

Smith recorded five saves to earn her third shutout of the season.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Mustangs, who improve to 4-3 overall and 2-3 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play. SCSU is now 3-4-1 overall and 2-3 in NSIC action.

Sunday's match also capped a four-game road trip for the Mustangs, who return home Saturday to play Minnesota-Crookston. That will be followed by another NSIC match against Bemidi State on Sunday. Both matches are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Mattke Field at the Regional Event Center in Marshall.



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