Jacks win 2-0; hold NIU to one shot

Andrew Holtan/Register: South Dakota State’s Reagan Anderson kicks the ball in the Jackrabbits’ 2-0 win over Northern Illinois on Friday night at Fishback Soccer Park. SDSU held the Huskies to just one shot in the game.

BROOKINGS – The South Dakota State soccer team did something its only done three times in program history on Friday night. The Jackrabbits held Northern Illinois one shot in 2-0 victory at Fishback Soccer Park.

It was the third time in school history that SDSU has held an opponent to just one shot with the last time coming against Northern Illinois as well in 2019.

SDSU freshmen Laney Murdzek and Teani Arakawa scored the two goals in the game. Murzdek scored on a rebound off of a corner kick in the 12th minute. Arakawa broke free in the 37th minute and buried one past the keeper.

The Jacks had 21 shots and 11 of them were on goal. Murzdek goal was her only shot of the game. Arakawa had three shots and they were all on goal. Reagan Anderson and Maya Hansen each had two shots and one shot on goal. Avery Murzdej had three shots with one on goal and Katherine Jones had two shots and one on goal. Cece Limongi and Hayley Lindman each had a shot on goal.

Claudia Muessig had the lone shot on goal for the Huskies. Jocelyn Tanner made the save for SDSU.

The Jacks had 14 corner kicks and the Huskies had one.

SDSU closes out nonconference play at Air Force tonight. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Central time. The Jacks open up Summit League play on Oct. 1 at home against Western Illinois at 6 p.m. They host Summit League newcomer St. Thomas on Oct. 3 at 1 p.m.



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