Manuleleua, Smither lead SDSU over EWU

Andrew Holtan/Register: South Dakota State’s Gabby Vivier-Hannay kicks a free kick during the first half of a match against Eastern Washington at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium on Friday night. The Jacks won 1-0.

BROOKINGS – Leah Manuleleua scored and Maggie Smither made 10 saves to record her fourth shutout of the season as South Dakota State beat Eastern Washington 1-0 in a women’s soccer match Friday night at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

Manuleleua’s fourth goal of the season came in the 61st minute. Maureen Tolley assisted.

The Eagles outshot the Jackrabbits 18-5, including 10-3 on goal.

SDSU played the final 23:24 with 10 players after Gabby Vivier-Hannay was issued a red card.

“I thought our players held their composure in a really difficult game to do that,” said SDSU coach Brock Thompson. “I’m so proud of many people. Leah (Manuleleua) scored a goal, (Katie) Zabel played a great ball that won’t show up on the stat sheet, but set us up for a score. I’m really proud of Delaney Grant, who hasn’t played many minutes but stepped into the back line in this game and had to kind of see it out for us. I’m just really proud of our players for stepping up in a unique situation.”

EWU’s Taylor Matheny (61st minute) and SDSU’s Karlee Manding (89th minute) both received yellow cards.

South Dakota State (4-3) plays at Minnesota on Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern Washington (3-4-1) takes on South Dakota on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Note: The match was relocated to DJDS due to soggy conditions at Fishback Soccer Park.


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