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NSU’s season stays perfect with 3-2 win at Harding

9/11/18


SEARCY, Ark. – Northeastern State withstood a pair of Harding second half rallies and took a 3-2 road victory on Sunday evening.  
Mariah Nicolet had two goals in the final 13-minutes, which included a game winner in the 89th minute to move the RiverHawks to 4-0 this season.  Sarah Rector scored her first goal of the season in the ninth minute on Harding (0-3) who broke up 243-minutes for scoreless play by NSU.  The Lady Bison scored their goals on a header in minute-56 and off a cross pass in the 84th minute of action.

IN THE BOXSCORE
  • The RiverHawks won despite being out-shot by Harding 22-to-11.
  • Brennan Hockett had seven saves, two short of matching her career mark.
  • Nicolet paced Northeastern State with five shots.
  • Paige Lorenzo was credited with the assist in the ninth minute.
  • Northeastern State had two corner kicks, both of which were in the first half.
TURNING POINT
  • Nicolet's steal from the Harding defense with under two minutes remaining in regulation that led to the go-ahead goal. 
EXTRA NOTES
  • The 21 shots taken by the Lady Bison were the most by a non-conference team vs. NSU since Sept. 3, 2011 against Dixie State (23).
  • Second career multi-goal game by Nicolet and ninth career game winner.
  • Ninth straight non-conference road win for the RiverHawks and fourth consecutive season they have started 4-0.
  • Seventh straight win for NSU over Harding.
UP NEXT 
The RiverHawks will return to action to host Missouri Southern on Friday in non-conference play at 7:30 p.m.
 
 Northeastern State (4-0-0) vs. Harding (0-3-0) Date: Sep 09, 2018 Attendance: 126 Weather: 76 and Cloudy Goals by period 1 2 Tot ------------------------------- Northeastern State.. 1 2 - 3 Harding............. 0 2 - 2 SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 8:23 NSU Rector, Sarah (1) (Lorenzo, Paige) 2. 55:33 HU Bethany Sutherland (2) (Asia Hollingsworth) 3. 77:39 NSU Nicolet, Mariah (3) (unassisted) 4. 83:43 HU Yuri Richardson (1) (Parker Smitherman) 5. 88:19 NSU Nicolet, Mariah (4) (unassisted) - stole from defense, shot to upper right corner Shots: Northeastern State 11, Harding 21 Saves: Northeastern State 7 (Hockett, Brennan 7), Harding 3 (Jessica Woessner 2; Ashton Springer 1)
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