Women's Soccer Headed to Jackrabbit Invitational

GO HUSKIES Kaylee Heller
GO HUSKIES
Kaylee Heller
GO HUSKIES

Sep 5, 2013

South Dakota Coyotes
Date: Friday, September 6
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Brookings, S.D.
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South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Date: Sunday, September 8
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Brookings, S.D.
Live Stats: GoJacks.com

ABOUT SOUTH DAKOTA

The Coyotes currently own a record of 2-1-1. They've played in two overtime affairs on the young season, and have a record of 1-0-1 in such instances. Head Coach Mandy Sheen is in her fourth year at the helm for South Dakota. She has helped lead the team to a solid start of the season, bringing hope to the school of seeing improvement from the last few years.

COYOTE TO WATCH

Jamie Karch has been excellent for South Dakota both off the bench and in a starting role. She leads the team in points with five, built from two goals and an assist. She scored the game-winning goal in the team's overtime match against Wyoming on August 30.

ABOUT SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

The Jackrabbits have played four games thus far, going 1-2-1. That does not tell the whole story, however, as they lost back-to-back overtime matches to begin the season against Iowa State and Loyola. Since then, the Jackrabbits have gone 1-0-1, not allowing a goal in either game. Head Coach Lang Wedemeyer has entered his 14 season as head coach. He has accumulated over 120 wins during his career.

JACKRABBIT TO WATCH

Nicole Inskeep has been superb in net this season. She already has two shutouts to her credit through four games. The freshman has only allowed two goals during regulation so far. She is holding opponents to just 0.93 goals per game so far this season.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS
The last time NIU faced South Dakota, the Huskies won 4-1. The team kept the Coyotes busy all game, firing 10 shots on goal. NIU is 1-0-0 against South Dakota during the program's history. NIU has not faced South Dakota State since 2011. In the game, the Jackrabbits blanked NIU in a 3-0 win for South Dakota State. NIU is 0-2-0 against South Dakota State all time.

 

 

LAST TIME ON HUSKIES WOMEN'S SOCCER

The Huskies were involved in two long and grueling games last weekend. On Friday, August 30, they took on the Purdue Boilermakers and dropped the match. The game was constantly threatened by weather and because of that, there were two delays that lasted over 90 minutes. On Sunday, September 1, NIU took on Lewis in what ended up being a double-overtime thriller. The game looked like it would be a tie until Cori Frankenberg scored to take the game by a 2-1 final.

FRANKENBERG'S FLARE FOR THE DRAMATIC

With last week's goal in sudden victory overtime, Cori Frankenberg's last five goals have all been game winners dating back to last season. The senior forward has one goal on the season on three shots attempted, translating to two points in the early going.

SECOND SEASON FROM ROSS

Head Coach John Ross helped to create an impressive turnaround for the Huskies from 2011 to 2012. He took a squad that won just two games in 2011 and made such an influence that they went 8-9-2 in 2012, including a positive goal differential (+1). This was the first time since 2007 that the team had accomplished such a feat. With much of the team returning, he and his coaching staff have guided this team to a 2-1-0 record in the early going.

SHARING THE SUGAR
The Huskies have scored six goals through three games this season. Each goal has come from a different player, including Frankenberg, Nicole Gobbo, Jess Wooldridge, Lauren Noonan, Alex Elias, and Frances Boukidis. Not only are the scores spread around, the opportunities are as well. 15 different Huskies have attempted shot so far this season. With so many viable options on offense, it has been difficult for opposing defenses to bottle up NIU's offense to begin the season.

TUNE IN NEXT TIME

NIU will be facing Green Bay at Green Bay on Friday, September 13 at 7p.m. For the game on the following Sunday, September 15, the team will return to DeKalb to take on Western Illinois for an evening game at 5 p.m.