Soccer team on three game winning streak

VARUN BISHT Sports Reporter

The South Dakota State soccer team improved to 5-4-1 this weekend by winning games against University of Missouri Kansas City 3-2 Friday and Drake University Bulldogs 3-0 Sunday. This was the Jacks’ third win in a row.

The lead came early to SDSU when junior Jennie Scislow drove in a cross from junior Nicole Hatcher in the fifth minute. The equalizer came quick in the 10th minute from UMKC’s Reighan Childers. SDSU regained the lead in the 20th minute when senior Madison Yueill took full advantage of a penalty shot making the score 2-1.

In the second half, redshirt junior McKenzie Wolf stunned the crowd when she dribbled through the UMKC defense and scored off the crossbar after receiving a corner kick at the top of UMKC’s box. UMKC’s second goal came in the 90th minute but the Jacks held on to win 3-2. The Kangaroos fell to 2-5-2.

In the game against Drake Sunday, SDSU took down the unbeaten Bulldogs. Hatcher netted her second goal of the season and opened the scoring line for SDSU in the 23rd minute after receiving a well-timed cross from sophomore Shelby Raper. SDSU doubled the lead in the 33rd minute when junior Julia Lam received a cross at the near post where she shot it past the diving keeper.

In the 83rd minute, sophomore Hannah Evans received a cross from Hatcher and sent it into the top right of the goal, beating the charging goalkeeper and the Jacks won 3-0. This was the Jacks’ fourth game with three or more goals.

Hatcher was named Summit League Offensive Player of the Week after her goal and an assist in the two games.

The Jackrabbits will open Summit League play when they take on the Fort Wayne Mastadons in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Oct.1.