Augustana Soccer draws on home debut


SIOUX FALLS, SD – Augustana football made its home debut for the season at Morstad Field on Friday. The Vikings tied the Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears 1-1 after 110 minutes. Both goals were scored in the second half, Augustana scoring the first. The lead turned into a tie after a goal from a corner from Concordia-St. Paul.

The draw brings the Vikings to 1-2-1 on the season while the Golden Bears hold the same record.

First-year student Macie Haggerty scored his first career goal in an Augustana uniform in the 60th minute of the game. Haggerty hit one in the upper left corner of the goal with his left foot. The goal was assisted by junior Sylvie Fehr after beating the defender and crossing the ball from the edge of the box. Fehr’s pass marks his second of the season, after collecting one last weekend at Nebraska-Kearney.

The Golden Bears ended the game with a corner kick in the 74th minute.

Second year goalie Jillian barkus made 10 saves, a season-high, to limit the Golden Bears to one goal. Barkus faced a direct shot in the second half and made the save by rushing forward and hitting the ball over the net to stop an attack from Concordia-St. Paul.

Augustana had 11 shots, including eight on goal. Concordia-St. Paul had 23 shots in total, including 11 on goal. Six Vikings players recorded at least one shot on goal during the game.

Augustana’s football team return to the pitch for their second game of the weekend on Sunday. The Vikings host the Minnesota State Mavericks at 1 pm at Morstad Field for the “Let’s Get Loud” promotional game for AU Soccer.


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