st. Paul, Minnesota. – Olivia Watson When Kelsey Kallio Bison score to lead North Dakota State women’s soccer team to their first victory of the season as they beat Utah Tech 2-0 at the St. Thomas Women’s Soccer Invitational at Southfield on the University of St. Thomas campus . .
Watson beat the tie by 33rd Gave a lead when connecting with a pass from Bison (1-0-2) Paige Gorey He finessed Utah Tech (0-2-0) goalkeeper Kayla Gonzalez from inside the right half of the penalty area. It was Watson’s first goal of the season and her third of her career.
The Bisons held the lead for the rest of the half, along with the freshman goaltender Peyton Mulberry Make one save in the first 45 minutes to protect the 1-0 lead.
Kallio will double lead with 58th She knocked a cross at the back post for her first goal since April 2021. McKenna Strand Cross-in from the right side. Alicia Nied Kallio in the back post took advantage of it for her second career goal.
Making their first college start in the game, Mulberry made action to make three more stops in the second half as they made four saves overall on their first clean sheet.
The Bisons scored two consecutive shutouts as follows. Sophia Howe Southern match last week. This is his first consecutive clean sheet performance for the Bison defense since February 2021. Overall, NDSU’s defensive scoreless streak is over 200 minutes at 200:20.
The Bison win was also a redemption, responding to last season’s 3-0 loss to Utah Tech (formerly Dixie State) and the only matchup between the two sides.
The Bisons also improved to 3-0-1 all-time in Neutral Site games for the Twin Cities and 2-0 in Southfield.
NDSU will face Chicago State University to wrap up the St. Thomas Women’s Soccer Invitational on Monday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30pm. at Southfield.