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SMSU SOCCER: SMSU hosts MSU Moorhead and Northern State in NSIC action

Independent file photo SMSU’s Molly Scheid passes the ball upfield during their game against Wayne State College last Friday. SMSU will face MSU Moorhead and Northern State this weekend.

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University soccer team (2-7-1 overall, 1-6-1 NSIC) continues the conference campaign Friday, hosting MSU Moorhead (0-11, 0-8), before welcoming Northern State (4-4-2, 3-3-2) on Sunday.

-Kickoff for Friday is set for 3 p.m., while kickoff is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Series history

SMSU is 13-13-3 all-time against MSU Moorhead, with the first meeting coming in 1997.

Their last meeting came in 2019, when the two first half goals were enough to give the Mustangs a 2-1 victory.

SMSU is 14-12-2 all-time against Northern State, with their first match coming in 1997.

Their last meeting came on Sept. 27, 2019, when the Mustangs came out on top in a 1-0 victory.

Scouting

MSU Moorhead

Christie Kopietz is in her sixth season as head women’s soccer coach at MSU Moorhead.

MSUM has started the season 0-11 and is 0-8 in the NSIC after a pair of weekend losses on the road, losing 2-1 to UMary on Friday before falling 1-0 to Minot State on Sunday.

MSUM was picked to finish 12th in the NSIC preseason coaches poll.

MSUM is lead by Ally Peters, who has scored a goal on three shots on goal this season.

Senior Kayleigh Sedlacek has started 10 of 11 games in net for MSUM, giving up 21 goals while making 66 saves.

Scouting

Northern State

Bob Casper is in his first season at the helm of the Northern State soccer program.

NSU has started the season 4-4-2 and 3-3-2 in the conference after dropping a 2-0 match against Minot State on Friday before tying 0-0 UMary on Sunday.

NSU was picked to finish 13th in the NSIC preseason coaches poll.

NSU is led by Megan Fastenau, who has tallied five goals and an assist on nine shots on goal for the Wolves.

Freshman Alexus Townsend has started every game between the pipes for NSU, making 58 saves in 10 games while giving up 1.31 goals per game.

— Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic

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