FIRST-HALF SURGE LIFTS SOCCER BULLDOGS OVER NORTHERN STATE
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Fighting for its playoff life, the University of Minnesota came away with a 4-2 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference win over Northern State University Saturday afternoon in Aberdeen, S.D. The Bulldogs put up four goals in the first half, enabling head coach Greg Cane and his club to take a conservative approach in the final 45 minutes to ensure the victory.
Sophomore forward Maureen Stormont had a hand in all four UMD markers, assisting on the first three Bulldog goals before burying one of her own. Stormont, who had no assists heading into Saturday's contest, now has 13 points (five goals, three assists) on the year. Fellow sophomores Hannah Keil (two goals) and Jennifer Smith (one goal, two assists) each joined Stormont in posting multi-point performances. UMD solved Northern State's defense early on, finding plenty of room to operate in the attacking zone. The Bulldogs scored multiple times from long range, capatalizing on the approach taken by the Wolves.
Making her 10th consecutive start in goal, freshman Marissa Rosa made several big saves in backstopping UMD (6-6-2 overall and 5-5-2 in the NSIC) to its second straight win.
The Bulldogs wrap up their weekend road trip Sunday afternoon in Moorhead, Minn. UMD will take on the Dragons from Minnesota State University-Moorhead at 1:00 p.m.
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