The North Dakota State women's soccer team season ended after falling to the 14th-ranked Denver University Pioneers, 5-1, Sunday, Nov. 10, in The Summit League Tournament championship match in Fort Wayne.
The Bison fell behind, 1-0, early after Denver's Kristen Hamilton netted a goal in the sixth-minute. Less than two minutes later, Nicholette DiGiacomo scored, increasing the Pioneer lead to 2-0.
Anisha Kinnarath pulled one back for the Bison after she netted a pass from Lauren Miller in the 10th-minute, cutting the deficit to 2-1, but Denver answered in the 23rd-minute, increasing its advantage to 3-1 on a Francesca Garzelloni goal.
Hamilton and Garzelloni added two more goals in the 41st and 44th minutes, increasing the Denver lead to 5-1.
The Bison were stifled by the Denver defense the remaining 46 minutes of the match, leading to the 5-1 victory for the Pioneers.
NDSU was outshot in the match, 15-7, and took only three corner kicks compared to five for Denver.
Sierra Bonham made six saves in goal for the Bison, but took the loss, ending her season with an overall record of 8-9 between the pipes.
NDSU's Kinnarath, Miller and Steph Jacobson were selected to the All-Tournament team for their performances throughout the Summit League Tournament.
The goal from Kinnarth was her ninth overall and Miller's assist was her team-high seventh.
Miller ends the season as the team-leader in goals scored (10), assists, points (27) and shots (52).
The Bison end their season with an overall record of 9-10 while Denver receives the league's automatic bid to the NCAA women's soccer tournament and improves to 18-1-1 overall.
NOTES: Sierra Bonham's 102 saves are the third-most saves in a single-season in NDSU soccer history (Bonham also holds the second-highest single-season saves record with 107 last season). Lauren Miller's 10 goals tied for seventh in program history for single-season goals scored. Her 27 points also tied for seventh in program history for total points in a season. Anisha Kinnarath's nine goals tied for ninth in program history for goals scored in a single-season.