Soccer ready for Summit League

By ANDREW HOLTAN Sports Editor

The South Dakota State soccer team opens  Summit League play Saturday in Fort Wayne, Indiana, when they take on the IPFW Mastodons. The Jacks have not played since Sept. 18 when they defeated Drake University 3-0.

The Jacks come into the game with a record of 5-4-1 and have won three in a row. Fort Wayne is 3-8 on the season and is coming off a 3-0 loss to Indiana State Sept. 25. 

SDSU has outscored their opponents 10-2 during their three-game winning streak and come into the game averaging 1.6 goals a game on the season. They’ve also held their opponents to 0.80 goals per game. The Dons are averaging 0.82 goals per game and have given up 2.09 goals a game. They’ve also been shutout in seven of their previous nine games.

The Jacks have scored 16 goals on 93 attempts on the season to give them a shot percentage of .172 and average 9.3 shots a game. The Dons have nine goals on 118 attempts to give them a .076 shot percentage and average 10.7 shots a game.

The Jackrabbits have had four shutouts this season from senior goalie Nicole Inskeep and redshirt freshman goalie Maggie Smither. The two have combined for 34 saves this season.

On offense, SDSU is led by senior Madison Yueill, who has four goals. Junior Nicole Hatcher leads the team in assists with five and has also tallied two goals.

Fort Wayne senior goalie Kiley Dunning has 79 saves on the year and one shutout. They are led on offense by junior Kallianne Mogler who has four goals and one assist. Freshman Chloee Foor is not far behind with two goals and two assists.