BULLDOGS LEAVE UPPER IOWA EMPTY-HANDED
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Offensive woes continued to plague the University of Minnesota Duluth in a 2-0 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference loss at Upper Iowa University Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs, who lost just three conference matches a year ago, have not scored since the first half of their Sept. 9 home opener.
UMD (1-4 overall and 0-3 in the NSIC) kept the game scoreless for over 30 minutes, but fell behind the Peacocks (5-1; 2-1) on a first-half penalty kick. Upper Iowa drew a foul inside the box, and turned that golden opportunity into the eventual game-winner. The Peacocks struck again on the other side of intermission (from 25 yards out in the 67th minute) to conclude the scoring.
Making her first collegiate start, freshman goalkeeper Marissa Rosa made eight saves. Prior to Sunday, senior Hanna Iaizzo had made 22 consecutive starts between the pipes for the Bulldogs dating back to Sept. 1, 2011. UMD finished with four shots on goal, while Upper Iowa threatened throughout the match with 10 shots on target and 13 corner kick opportunities.
The Bulldogs will look to rebound next weekend, when they return home for a pair of NSIC clashes at Malosky Stadium. UMD will take on Southwest Minnesota State University and the University of Sioux Falls next Saturday and Sunday.
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