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