Soccer breaks losing streak, ends NCC play

Lynn Stoneburner

Lynn Stoneburner

The South Dakota State University women’s soccer team closed out the North Central Conference season with a 5-1 win over the Augustana Vikings.

The match, held at Yankton Trail Park, marked the end of a six-game losing streak for the Jacks.

“It was a great win for us,” Coach Lang Wedemeyer said.

“We’ve dealt with a whole lot of adversity with our team overthe last few weeks. It’s just been a rough road and we’ve not been able to get many results.”

SDSU now holds a 9-8 overall record and a NCC record of 2-6.

The Vikings fell to 4-12 overall and a conference record of 1-6.

“The Augustana game was a big win for us, especially after they beat North Dakota State last week,” Wedemeyer said.

Scoring for the Jacks were Anne Baltzersen, Carly Failla, Janine Fagan, Kara Carpenter and Jennifer Briggs.

The goal by Briggs, in the 64th minute, marked her 10th goal of the season.

“Coming out and playing the way we did and having multiple people score goals was great. I think the team really came together, played with some heart and had some fun,” Wedemeyer said.

The Jacks outshot Augustana 37-8. Brittany Frazier and Mariah Farley each contributed two saves for SDSU.

“It was a good result for us and hopefully we can finish out the season on a high note and start to rebuild for next year,” Wedemeyer said.

The Jackrabbits will finish the 2002 season on Saturday, Nov. 2, when they host Southwest State.

The game begins at 11 a.m. at Bob Sheldon Field.