Vessel Sports: USF Soccer v. Crookston

USF women’s soccer team defeated Minnesota Crookston in overtime ending with a final score of one to zero.

Over the past weekend, Danielle McClure scored her first career goal here at the University of Sioux Falls. Not only was it a career goal, but was also the winning goal.

“We went into overtime and we got a corner in our favor and the ball was a little bouncy, and I just went in and it hit the upper 90. So I’m glad I could help the team out and get a win out of it,” McClure says.

After such an intense game and going into overtime, the team celebrated McClure for the winning goal, and her reaction was priceless.

“Honestly, I didn’t think it went in. I just kind of stood there and my teammates eventually tackled me and it was a good feeling,” McClure says.

After transferring to a Division II college from a junior college, McClure says she believes she made the right decision.

“The competitiveness is a lot higher at a Division II college and just the team chemistry I think is very different as well. It was a good adjustment, and I’m glad I decided to continue to play soccer and I’m glad I chose USF,” McClure says.

Having five wins and 15 goals this season has been the highest for USF since they’ve transitioned to Division II from the NAIA.  McClure says there’s a lot of effort being put into the team that has made them better as a whole.

“I would say the team chemistry for one and our effort. I think we’re getting to a point where we’re sick of losing. We’re trying to push ourselves in practice in every way we can to get better and improve our team” McClure says.

The rivalry game against Augustana University is coming up later this week and McClure says the team has all bases covered.

“I would just say we’re ready to go and it’s going to be a good game,” McClure says.

For Vessel Sports online, I’m Grant Sweeter.

USF soccer will play in town rival Augustana this Friday at three.