NCAA SOCCER: SMSU sets more marks

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Miranda Cadena scored in the 110th minute with 20 seconds remaining in the second overtime to give Southwest Minnesota State a dramatic 2-1 win over Northern State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action on Sunday.

The goal was Cadena’s tenth of the season. She becomes the first Mustang to score double-digit goals in a single season since Joelle Dean in 2004.

SMSU’s Vanesa Corona scored her third goal of the season, her second of the weekend, in the seventh minute with Kendahl Fisher assisting on the play.

It was Fisher’s ninth assist of the season, tying Nadia AbuAyed’s all-time single-season record set in 2002.

The 1-0 lead would not last long. The Wolves tied the game in the 22nd minute, when Allie MacDonald knocked in a goal off a NSU shot that hit the post and allowed her to scoop and score. It was Peterson’s sixth goal of the season.

That would be the last time the two teams would score until the 110th minute, when Cadena scored the match-winning goal.

Cadena’s game-winning goal versus Northern State sets the record for most match-winning goals (five) in SMSU single-season history. She broke her own record of four, which she set last season. Cadena has nine career match-winning goals in two seasons.

Just prior to the game-winning goal, goalkeeper Brienna Dehkes made a match-saving play on one-on-one breakaway by Allie MacDonald.

MacDonald was wide-open five yards in front of the net and Dehkes deflected the shot wide left for the save.

With time at a premium in the second overtime, Dehkes and the defensive unit fended off a Wolves corner kick and ended up with a goal kick by Dehkes.

She punted the ball upfield, Corona planted herself underneath it and made a quick head pass up to a streaking Cadena, who completed the goal.

SMSU (13-1, 10-1 NSIC) continues NSIC road action next weekend with games at Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday and at No. 3 Minnesota State on Sunday.

SMSU 3, MSU-Moorhead 1

MOORHEAD – The Mustangs won their program-record 12th match of the season as Southwest Minnesota State defeated Minnesota State-Moorhead 3-1 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action Saturday.

The victory broke the record of 11 wins set by the 1999 Mustangs.

Corona got the scoring started early for SMSU as Kendahl Fisher found her open in front of the net for a one-on-one. Corona didn’t waste the golden opportunity, placing the shot right and the goalie reacted to the left for her second goal of the season.

The assist was Fisher’s eighth of the season moving her in a tie for second most in SMSU single-season history.

The Mustangs netted their second goal just before halftime, when Natalie Zobel found Kayla Williams for the score. It was the first goal of the season for the senior forward.

Quickly in the second half, the Dragons got on the scoreboard with a Lana Laudermilch goal assisted by Erin Nyberg in the 47th minute.

Justine Hauck scored her fourth goal of the season at the 68:56 mark to give SMSU a two-goal cushion. The goal was unassisted.


Southwest Minnesota State1 0 0 1 – 2

Northern State1 0 0 0 – 1


First Half

SMSU – Vanesa Coruna (Kendahl Fisher assist), third minute

NSU – Allie MacDonald (Hilary Peterson assist), 21st minute

Second Half


First Overtime


Second Overtime

SMSU – Miranda Cadena (Vanesa Coruna assist, Brienna Dehkes assist), 110th minute

GOALTENDING – SMSU (Brienna Dehkes, three saves, four shots faced, eight total shots); MSUM (Victoria Hoffman, nine saves, 12 shots faced, 20 total shots).

SMSU 3, MSU-Moorhead 1

Southwest Minnesota State2 1 – 3

MSU-Moorhead0 1 – 1


First Half

SMSU – Vanesa Corona (Kendahl Fisher assist), 11th minute

SMSU – Kayla Williams (Natie Zobel assist), 44th minute

Second Half

MSUM – Lana Laudermilch (Erin Nyberg assist), 46th minute

SMSU – Justine Hauck (unassisted), 68th minute

GOALTENDING – SMSU (Brienna Dehkes, three saves, four shots faced, eight total shots); MSUM (Victoria Hoffman, nine saves, 12 shots faced, 20 total shots).