FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State women’s soccer team fell to South Dakota State 2-0 on Sunday to close out the regular season at Dacotah Field.
The Bison fell behind early as a defensive miscue led to an unassisted goal from Maya Hansen in the sixth minute. NDSU goalkeeper got a diving hand to Hansen’s shot, but was unable to push it wide of the goal.
In the 23rd minute, Hansen would double the lead for SDSU as she scored off of a pass from Karlee Manding in what would turn out to be the final goal of the game.
Lavin Douglass had the closest chance of the game, forcing a diving save from Hailee Fischer to push the ball just wide in the 57th minute.
South Dakota State would hold the advantage in shots 19-8. However, the Bison finish with a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.
With the loss, the Bison finish the regular season in a tie for fourth place with Oral Roberts. NDSU will open up the Summit League Championship in Denver on Friday, taking on Oral Roberts with a spot in the semifinal against host at No. 1 seed Denver on the line. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.