Jackrabbits blow past the Westerwinds

James L. Mckinney

James L. Mckinney

In an impressive showing on Oct. 3, the SDSU soccer team capitalized on the opponents’ errors in a 3-0 victory over the Western Illinois Westernwinds.

The Jackrabbits got off to an early start when last week’s Summit League Defensive Player of the Week Kerstyn Farrell added offense to her resumé, notching her first goal of the season on an unassisted score in the 13th minute.

Jessica Heine scored on a penalty kick in the 79th minute

Kellyn Farrell matched her twin’s goal by one of her own. Kellyn finished off the game with a powerful header shot that landed in the back of the net. The goal was assisted by Erin Kasmarik in the 83rd minute of play.

Western Illinois’ head coach, Tony Guinn, did cite several recent injuries to his squad, but he had only one thought about the Jacks’ soccer squad.

“South Dakota State has a very good program. They have a lot of seniors, and they will be a tough team to beat for anyone.”

Senior goalie Nicole Lograsso earned the 14th shutout of her college career while making two saves on the night.

The Jackrabbits ? who find themselves undefeated and in the driver’s seat at this early stage of conference play ? showed a complete team effort.

Offensively, SDSU took 35 shots while only allowing four at their own net in the shutout.

Fishback Soccer Park will again be the location for SDSU’s next game when the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (3-6, 1-1 in league play) come to Brookings on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m.

#1.882381:3263184367.jpg:Women.Soccer.ES.2.jpg:Jacks’ senior Vanessa Paswaters heads the ball in Summit League action. The Jacks held Western Illinois to only two shots and zero goals.:Ethan Swanson