Augustana Soccer back home for NSIC matches

SIOUX FALLS, SD–Augustana Football returns to Morstad Field for a couple of NSIC matches this weekend. The Vikings host the Bemidji State Beavers on Friday at 4pm. On Sunday, Minnesota Crookston visits the Vikings. Departure is scheduled for 1 pm

The action can be followed at or on the GoAugie App, presented by CellOnly, found in the app store and Google Play.

the beavers

Bemidji State enters Friday’s match with a 3-2-2 record overall and a 2-1-1 record in NSIC action. Sara Wendt is BSU’s top scorer with three goals. Wendt also scored two winning goals this season for the Beavers.

Two goalkeepers spent time on the field across Bemidji State. Alyssa Stumbaugh appeared in six games and Georgiana Harber played one game. Stumbaugh has a save percentage of 0.789.

Augustana has an all-time record of 7-8-4 against Bemidji State, with the Beavers beating the Vikings 2-0 in their last game in October 2021.

the golden eagles

Minnesota Crookston holds a 1-6 overall record. The Golden Eagles are 0-4 in the NSIC game this season. Abby Fettinger and Alyssa Pavlacic have each scored one goal this season. Morgan Laplante leads the team with two assists.

There are two goalkeepers who have appeared for Minnesota Crookston. Kathryn Brainerd has played six games for 540 minutes and Emma Stempien has played 90 minutes this season. Stempien’s save percentage is 0.600 and Brainerd’s save percentage is 0.704.

AU is 16-2-2 all-time against Minnesota Crookston. The Vikings defeated the Golden Eagles 9-0 in their last match.

Sunday’s match is Youth Football Day and Vikings Children’s Club Day at Morstad Field.

the vikings

Morgan Keirstead is Augustana’s top scorer. Keirstaed has totaled three goals this season, including a winning goal. Ellie Schock and Josie Arduser scored two goals each and Grace Douglas scored a goal this season. Kelly Kleekamp leads the Vikings with two assists.

Sylvia Fehr became Augustana’s football career assist leader after adding his 20th career assist on Arduser’s goal in the AU’s 4-3 win over MSU Moorhead last week. Fehr totaled 15 assists last season, a single-season record and four assists in 2019, to enter 2022 tied for a career record with 19. She surpassed Stephanie Goos, who played for the Vikings from 2007-10.

Jillian Barkus has been the only goalkeeper this season for Augustana. Barkus started all seven games and has a .711 save percentage, having faced 81 shots.


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