UMC heads to Moorhead this Friday in search of their first win.

    The UM Crookston soccer team travels to Moorhead on Friday for the 2017 edition of the Battle for the Rivalry Rock. This will be the fifth year for the Highway 75 rivalry, with the away team winning each year so far. Following the Friday evening NSIC contest, Crookston will host Northern State University for another conference match, on Sunday.   

    The Golden Eagles offense still hasn’t found their stride in 2017 but they have been led by midfielder Jessica Withrow’s pair of goals. The Gardnerville, Nevada native has only taken three shots on the season and will need to break free if the Golden Eagles are to put one in the win column this weekend.   

    Sophomore goalkeeper Olivia Puttin (Rogers, Minn.) is coming off back-to-back performances where she has made double-digit saves and she will look to earn her first win of the season.   

    Friday, October 6 - 4:00 pm at Minnesota State University Moorhead   

    The Dragons will enter Friday’s contest with an overall record of 1-6-2, 1-5-1 in NSIC play. In their last match, MSUM suffered a 1-0 loss to Augustana University and are currently on a four game winless streak.   

    MSUM has kept things close in 2017 as they have been outscored 10-6 through their nine games played. A pair of senior goalkeepers, Corina Edington (Honolulu, Hawaii) and Reagan VanBorge (Yorba Linda, Calif.) have split time for the Dragons and both have goals against averages of just over 1.10. Jessica Dallman (Jr., Grand Forks, N.D.) has been the Moorhead offensive leader this as she has scored two goals and assisted on another.   

    Sunday, October 8 – 1:00 vs. Northern State University   

    The NSU Wolves will have a stop in Bemidji this Friday where they will look to snap a five game winless streak before arriving in Crookston for the Sunday match. Northern State will enter the weekend with a record of 3-5-1, 2-4-1 in conference.   

    NSU also has a close score differential as they have been outscored 10-9 this season. Shianne Rosselli (So., Corona, Calif.) is the Wolves top point earner as she has one goal and a pair of assists. Allison Byrd (Sr., Aberdeen, S.D.) and Stephany Estrada (So., Valencia, Calif.) also have multi-point efforts as they each have a goal and assist.   

    Justine Charles (Sr., Zimmerman, Minn.) has worked most of the minutes in goal where she has a goals against of 1.10. Charles has made 54 total saves and allowed ten goals against.   

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