Soccer shuts out Wisconsin

Dustin Veurink

Dustin Veurink Sportswriter

The women’s soccer team was in Wisconsin for two games and they did not disappoint.

The Jacks started their trip in Madison, Wis., on Sept. 10 with a scoreless double-overtime tie against the Wisconsin Badgers of the Big Ten.

Freshman goalkeeper Elisa Stamatakis saw action the whole game, racking up four saves, two of those in the second overtime for her second straight shutout.

“She made two incredible saves in the second overtime to keep Wisconsin off the board,” said head coach Lang Wedemeyer.

The Jacks were out-shot by Wisconsin eight to six, but each team had four shots on goal.

Leading the way for the Jackrabbits was junior Kayla Braffet who had three shots with two on goal. Kaitlin Justice and Kelsey Ferguson each had a shot on goal.

The Jacks then traveled to Green Bay to take on the Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix on Sept. 12.

Junior Cori Bonte gave the Jacks the lead with an assist from Kaitlin Justice in the 87th minute to lead the Jackrabbits to a 1-0 victory.

Freshman goalkeeper Elisa Stamatakis held the Phoenix scoreless for her third straight shutout. Stamatakis’ record on the season is now 3-0-1.

The Jackrabbits defense allowed the Phoenix to only get two shots off, both in the first half. The Jacks had 14 shots, eight of which were on goal.

“It was a great weekend for the team,” Wedemeyer said. “Getting two good results on another long road trip was fantastic.”

The Jackrabbits are now 3-1-2 on the season and will face Northern Iowa on Sept. 17 at Fishback Soccer Park in Brookings for the beginning of a four-game home stand.

“We have logged a lot of miles and hours over the last two weeks, so it will be very nice to be back on our home field,” Wedemeyer said.