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SMSU soccer stays hot in NSIC opener

September 8, 2012
Marshall Independent

Southwest Minnesota State University soccer remained unbeaten on the season, improving to 3-0 after a 3-0 victory over the University of Sioux Falls Friday in Marshall.

Playing in their first Northing Sun Intercollegiate Conference game of the season, the Mustangs were the beneficiaries of Sonya Smith's sixth career clean sheet.

Providing the offense for SMSU were a trio of underclassmen. Kendahl Fisher opened the scoring in the 12th minute. The score would remain 1-0 until early in the second half.

Freshman Lauren Douglas recorded her first career goal as she headed in a Megan Kilroy corner kick during the 51st minute. The third Mustang goal came from the penalty spot in the 88th minute. Autumn Hayes' penalty kick was her first goal of the season.

SMSU will move on from the tough fought win (four yellow cards were handed out during the game) to face the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. next Saturday. The Mustangs will bounce over to Minot to face Minot State the next day. Both games are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.



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