Burandt and Wendell lead Maverick Soccer to fifth straight win

Sophomore Maddy Burandt and freshman Dakota Wendell scored their first goals of the season to propel Minnesota State women’s soccer to a 2-0 win over MSU Moorhead in a conference match on Saturday afternoon.

Minnesota State (9-3-1, 8-2-0 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference), which has won eight of its last 10 matches and five in a row, took a 1-0 lead over MSU Moorhead (3-9-0, 2-8-0 NSIC) when Burandt scored her first goal of the season — the second of her collegiate career — in the 18th minute. Burandt’s goal was assisted by freshmen Alesha Duccini and Taylor Kenealy.

The Mavericks outshot the Dragons 15-1 in the first half — 28-2 for the match.

After halftime, Wendell increased the Maverick lead to 2-0 with her first-career goal in the 79th minute. Wendell, whose goal was unassisted, has one goal and one assist for three points in her rookie campaign.

Minnesota State’s defense did the rest — holding the Dragons to two shots on the day — as the Mavericks cruised to the 2-0 victory.

Sophomore Taylor Livermore (2-0-0) made two saves to record her second shutout victory of the season.

Reagan VonBerge (2-9-0), who started in goal for the Dragons, made 13 saves in 80:31. Corina Edgington made one save in relief of VonBerge.

The Mavericks return to action at NSIC foe Northern State on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

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