SMSU SOCCER: SMSU returns home, facing Minot State and UMary for a pair of conference games | News, Sports, Jobs

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Independent file photo of SMSU’s Katie Oatman fights for the ball in her game against Missouri Western State on September 12. SMSU will face Minot State and UMary this weekend.

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University football team (1-3 overall, 0-2 NSIC) return home for NSIC action today against Minot State (3-2, 2-0) and UMary (2-1-2, 1- 0-1) on Sunday.

Kick-off at the Schwan Regional Event Center is set for 3 p.m. today, while kick-off against UMary is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Series history

-SMSU ​​is 2-8 against Minot State, first meeting in 2010.

Their last meeting was in 2019, when the Mustangs scored two goals early in the second period to take a 2-1 lead before a pair of Beavers goals gave them a 3-2 victory.

-SMSU ​​is 4-14 against UMary, first meeting in 1997.

– Their last meeting was on October 18, 2019, when UMary beat the Mustangs 4-0.

Between posts

-SMSU ​​Red Shirt rookie Meghan Harkin started every game in net for the young Mustangs, registering eight saves over the weekend.

-Harkin ranks fifth in the NSIC in goals against average.

About the Southwestern State of Minnesota

-The Mustangs are 1-3 heading into their first home conference weekend.

-Alex Lotts leads the team offensively, scoring Mustang’s two goals this season.

-Katie Oatman has maintained the defense this season, playing every minute and taking two shots, including one on goal.

-Meghan Harkin started every game in goal for the SMSU, allowing less than one block per game.

-The Mustangs contested five scrimmages against conference opponents in the spring of 2021, finishing 2-2-1.

Spotting

Minot State

-Head coach Chris Clements is entering his third season at the helm of the Beavers, and he is the second head coach in their history.

-MISU started the season 3-2, 2-0 in the NSIC after a pair of road shutout wins over Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State.

-MISU was chosen to finish 10th in the NSIC Preseason Coaching Survey.

-MISU is led by Chloe Allan, who has scored three goals and managed five shots on goal in five games.

-Junior Maddie Kindred has started every game in goal for MISU and is coming off an NSIC Goalkeeper of the Week campaign that saw her register a pair of shutouts on 15 saves. She averages seven saves per game and leads the conference with three shutouts

UMary Scouting

– Head Coach Sarah Cook is entering her 10th season at the helm of the Marauders and is UMary’s fifth coach in program history.

-UMary started the season 2-1-2 and 1-0-1 in the conference after a 2-2 draw at St. Cloud State and a 1-0 win at Duluth last weekend.

-UMary was chosen to finish sixth in the NSIC Preseason Coaching Survey.

-UMary is led by Kendra Park, who leads the team with two goals in five games this season while putting in three shots on goal.

-Senior Madisyn Waltman started every game between the posts for UMary, registering a 0.848 save percentage while allowing 0.92 goals per game.

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by SMSU Athletics

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