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Dyce, Defense Lead NDSU to 1-0 Win Over Green Bay

Published: September 4, 2011

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Junior Brooklyn Dyce scored the game-winning goal in the 35th minute to lead the North Dakota State soccer team to a 1-0 win over Green Bay on Sunday, Sept. 4.  It was the second straight win for the Bison as the team improved to 3-1 on the season.  Green Bay falls to 2-3-2 overall.

Senior goalie Kalani Bertsch made three saves as the Bison defense earned its second shutout of the season.  Bertsch now ranks third all-time at NDSU in shutouts with 12.

Senior Abbey Moenkedick almost put the Bison up in the fifth minute, but her shot richoceted off the post.  Green Bay responded with four quick shots as Bertsch saved two and the Phoenix sent two shots wide.

NDSU then put the pressure on the Green Bay goal with Kaylee McDonald, Moenkedick and Morgan DeMike notching shots on goal, but Phoenix goalie Maddie Drusch came up with saves on all three.

Dyce scored her first goal of the season and gave the Bison the lead at the 34:38 mark of the first half, heading in a corner kick from Moenkedick.  It was Moenkedick's first assist of the year and the 18th of her career.  She is now tied for seventh on the NDSU all-time assists chart.

The Bison limited Green Bay to four shots in the second half as Bertsch only had to make one save.  Hannah Kernen had the home side's final chance of the game in the 84th minute, but sent her shot high.

McDonald and senior Laura Wagner tallied shots on goal for the Bison in the second half, but Drusch was able to keep it a one-goal game.

NDSU outshot Green Bay, 14-10, and tallied six shots on goal to Green Bay's three. 

The Bison continue their road swing next weekend at the Montana tournament in Missoula, Mont. where they will play Montana and Idaho.

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