Viking Soccer heads north for two NSIC competitions
SIOUX FALLS, SD — Augustana Soccer is on the road for the second weekend in a row, traveling to MSU Moorhead and Northern State for NSIC contests. The Vikings will face the Dragons on Friday with a kickoff scheduled for 4 p.m. On Sunday, AU travel to Aberdeen, SD for a 1 p.m. game against Northern State.
The action can be followed at GoAugie.com/Live or on the GoAugie app, presented by CellOnly, available in the App Store and Google Play.
MSU Moorhead enters the contest with a 1-2 record overall. The Dragons had two conference games, beating Minnesota Crookston 1-0 and falling to Bemidji State 1-0. The Dragons are managed by Callyn Johnson, the only goalscorer this season. McKenzie Ickert and Mason Kimble lead MSU Moorhead with two shots apiece.
Two goalkeepers have recorded minutes for MSU Moorhead. Players have coughed up minutes exactly, each playing 135 minutes this season. Simone Lewald has an .818 save percentage and Quinn Carter has an .800 save percentage.
Northern State is 3-2 overall this season and 1-1 in NSIC action. Wolves dropped their first conference contest against Bemidji State, 1-0. NSU beat Minnesota Crookston 4-0 to tie their NSIC record. Megan Fastenau and Hannah Smith lead Wolves with two goals each and one winning goal each.
There have been three goaltenders in the backfield at Northern State. Alexus Townsend has a .900 save percentage and has played in all five games this season.
Augustana has seen three different goalscorers this season in Morgan Keirstead, Grace Douglas and Josie Arduser. Keirstead has two goals in 2022 with goals against Minnesota State and Concordia-St. Paul. Kelly Kleekamp leads the Vikings with two assists.
Leading the Vikings in shots on goal is Arduser with eight. She joins Keirstead with a goal against Minnesota State.
Jillian Barkus was the only goaltender this season for Augustana. Barkus has started in all five games and has a .714 save percentage after facing 59 shots.