NSIC Weekend: Women’s Soccer
WINONA, Minnesota — The Winona State University football team is heading into its long-awaited home opener in 2022, taking on two Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) opponents at home at Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium. WSU (4-2-1 overall | 2-1-1 NSIC) plays Minot State University on Friday, September 23 and the University of Mary on Sunday, September 25.
The Warriors and Beavers kick off at 5 p.m. on Friday, while Sunday’s game against UMD begins at 12 p.m.
Winona State starts the NSIC weekend after a 1-1 road trip last week, winning a 3-1 win over UMD on Sunday, September 18 and losing 2-2 on Friday, September 16. 0 against St Cloud State.
On Friday, the Warriors will look to reverse a streak of tough results against Minot State in recent years as the Beavers have won seven of their last eight encounters. In Sunday’s game, WSU will look to maintain the recent form of the home team winning the UMary-Winona State series. The home team has won every game by a goal since 2016, with UMary beating WSU 1-0 in overtime last year.
GAME & FAN INFORMATION
- Live stats and live video are available at the links above and on the WSU Soccer schedule page.
- Both competitions will be held at Maxwell Field at Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium.
- Ticket information is available on the WSU Soccer schedule page.
WINONA STATE STORYLINES
- Senior Riley Harmon scored a brace against UMD on Sunday and scored in each half against the Bulldogs.
- Chloe Swanson suffered her first loss in goal against SCSU but improved to 4-1-1 by beating UMD.
- Jaida Wiege leads WSU with seven shots on goal this season.
- Grace Seim and Harmon are second on the team with six shots on goal.
- WSU has three captains this season: Reanne Weil, Riley Harmon, and Deininger
- Last weekend ended a seven-game away streak for the Warriors, the second-longest away streak in program history since 2010.
- Sarah Strating has two assists this season, tops the roster.
- Winona State head coach Matt Kellogg (62-125-18) enters his 13th season as head coach in 2022. Kellogg has previously been to Kalamazoo, Ferris State and North Dakota.
- The Warriors have received two yellow cards this year, their opponents have three warnings.
- Winona State is yet to earn a penalty this season while their opponents are 0-1 on PKs against the Warriors.
Minot State STORYLINES
- Beaver goaltender Maddie Kindred was named NSIC Goaltender of the Week for scoring two shutouts.
- Minot State came off a 1-0-1 weekend, defeating Southwest Minnesota State 1-0 and drawing 0-0 with Sioux Falls.
- MSU has only scored five goals this season, and no Beaver has more than one.
- Chloe Allan leads her team with 10 shots on goal and 17 total shots.
- Minot State coach TJ Perez is listed as the interim head coach for the Beavers.
- The Marauders go into the weekend with a 6-0-1 overall record.
- UMary will face Upper Iowa on Friday, putting his 3-0-1 NSIC mark on the line.
- Two Marauders – Kendra Park and Eli Olsen – have scored three goals so far this year.
- Olsen leads the team with two winning goals.
- UMary head coach Sarah Cook has been at the helm since 2012.
- WSU was listed in the United Soccer Coaches regional top 10 for both the second and third weeks of the rankings.
- In 2019, Winona State won both home games at Minot State/UMary weekend.
- In the last three matchups between MSU and WSU, the winning team has earned an in-match shutout.
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About Winona State University Athletics:
As an integral part of the institution’s educational mission, the Winona State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to providing our student-athletes with opportunities to experience academic and athletic excellence in two simple words: Graduated Champions.
Fourteen Warrior programs compete at the NCAA Division II level within the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Winona State University competes in women’s gymnastics as an affiliate member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC).