#SummitWSOC Weekly Notebook: No. 5

Rachel Preston and the Jackrabbits will look for their fourth-straight shutout on the road this week.
Rachel Preston and the Jackrabbits will look for their fourth-straight shutout on the road this week.

Sioux Falls, S.D. -- 
South Dakota State will look to ride its momentum on the road this week as the squad will face Northern Iowa and Northern Illinois. The Jackrabbits swept the Summit League's weekly honors after a trio of 1-0 shutouts. 

• North Dakota improved its winning streak to four matches as the Fighting Hawks defeated Grand Canyon, 2-0 on Sunday. The 6-1-1 start matches UND's best-ever start to the season in the Division I era, matching 2018's 6-1-1 record.
• Sophomore Olivia Knox opened the scoring for the Fighting Hawks, while junior Megan Wright secured an insurance goal.
• SDSU, fresh off a week with a trio of 1-0 shutouts, swept the Summit League's weekly honors as seniors Leah Manuleleua and Maggie Smither were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.
• Manuleleua netted game-winners in all three victories, while Smither recorded 20 total saves for the week, including a 10-save showing against Eastern Washington.
• The Mastodons continued their hot streak by recording a pair of 2-0 victories against Valparaiso and Detroit Mercy. With the win against Titans, they matched their longest undefeated streak in program history with six in a row without a loss.
• Purdue Fort Wayne's 4-1-2 mark is the best start in program history through seven games. Additionally, they tallied their third shutout in a row and fourth overall. Moreover, they have not been outshot this season.
• NDSU began a four-match road trip with a pair of losses to Drake and Northern Iowa. Senior goalkeeper Monica Polgar has stopped a penalty kick in three straight matches.
• Denver battled with Colorado State in Fort Collins, but fell in overtime, 1-0. Despite the setback, the Pioneers were still ranked No. 5 in the United Coaches West Region Top 10 poll this week.
• South Dakota, coming off a 2-1 loss against Eastern Washington, bounced back at Drake, scoring two goals in the final four minutes of play to give the Coyotes a 2-1 victory. It marked the their first win since their season-opening, 2-1 triumph against Idaho State.
• Western Illinois suffered a pair of shutout losses on the road, however, the Leathernecks will play at the friendly confines in Macomb for a season-high five straight matches.
• Oral Roberts went 0-1-1 on the weekend as the Golden Eagles battled UTSA to a 1-1 draw, followed by a 2-1 loss to Lamar. Freshman Samantha See notched her first career goal against the Roadrunners, while junior Drishana Pillay scored the lone goal for the Golden Eagles against Lamar. Pillay leads the team with four goals on the season.
• Omaha has been held scoreless for four-straight matches that have all ended in a 1-0 loss. The Mavericks will look to reverse that streak Saturday against Missouri State.

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