Warrior Game Day: Soccer

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WINONA, Minn. – It all boils down to this.

The Winona State University women’s soccer team will host Upper Iowa University in its final game of the 2022 regular season, with the Warriors kicking off against the Peacocks on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. at Maxwell Field. from the Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium.

Going into the game, WSU sits ninth in the NSIC standings with 22 conference points, just one point behind eighth-place Northern State University at 23. The top eight teams will advance to the NSIC playoffs, and with the 16 teams. Playing Thursday afternoon, multiple playoff storylines surround the Warriors.

Four teams have already qualified for the NSIC tournament, while five teams, including Winona State, will battle Thursday for the remaining four spots.

One thing is certain, a Warrior victory — and with it three valuable standings points — is the single most important ingredient in any playoff potluck available to Winona State. And, with seven more contests happening around the league on Thursday afternoon and evening, Warriors football fans will likely have one eye on the Warriors and the other on the NSIC scoreboard.

WSU is 8-5-4 overall and 6-4-4 in NSIC play, while Upper Iowa — already eliminated from the playoffs — comes in at 2-11-4 overall and 1-9-4 in the league. Winona State will look to end a two-year skid of 1-0 losses to the Peacocks; Warrior’s last victory against UIU was a 2-0 win at Fayette in 2018.

GAME AND FAN INFORMATION

  • Live stats and live video can be found at the links above and on the WSU Soccer schedule page.
  • Thursday’s contest will take place on Maxwell Field in Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium.
  • Ticket information is available on the WSU Soccer schedule page.

WINONA STATE HISTORY

  • Senior Riley Harmon leads Winona State in goals (6) and points (13), while Jaida Wiege is second on the team with five goals.
  • Chloe Swanson is 7-4-3 on the year in goal for the Warrior and teammate Alyson Jumper is 1-1-1 in three starts.
  • WSU has already won six shutouts this season, including a 2-0 shutout of Wayne State in Warrior’s last home game.
  • Sarah Strating and Ellie Wardell tied for the team lead in assists with three apiece.
  • WSU has three captains this season: Reanne Weil, Riley Harmon and Bailey Deininger
  • Winona State fired a season-high 36 shots against Minnesota-Crookston.
  • Field players Bailey Deininger, Callie Menzel eclipsed the 1,400 minute mark with 1,457 and 1,416 respectively.
  • Hannah Dunlavy and Reanne Weil both topped 1,200 in the field; Dunlavy has 1,337 and Weil 1,292.
  • Jaida Wiege leads Winona State in wins this season with two.

THE HISTORY of Upper Iowa

  • Upper Iowa is 2-11-4 on the season and 1-9-4 in the NSIC.
  • The Peacocks are in 14th place in the league and eliminated from the playoffs.
  • Four UIU players have two goals each; Rachyl Benavides, Katie Samuels, Haley Ramberg and Jordan Zarate.
  • Isabelle Wagner leads UIU in minutes played as a goalkeeper with 1007:48
  • Josh Davis is in his first season in Upper Iowa.

NOTABLE WARRIORS

  • As a team, Winona State has scored 25 goals this year to concede just 16.
  • WSU generated 207 shots and opponents generated 157.
  • Winona State has scored three or more goals five times this year.

For the latest Warrior Athletics news, please visit: www.WINONASTATEWARRIORS.com and @WinonaStateATH.


About Winona State University Athletics:

The Winona State University Intercollegiate Athletics Department, as an integral part of the institution’s educational mission, is committed to providing opportunities to experience academic and athletic excellence at our student-athletes through two simple words: Graduate champions.

Fourteen Warrior programs compete at the NCAA Division II level within the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Winona State University competes as an affiliate member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) in the sport of women’s gymnastics.

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