The Idaho State soccer team fell 2-1 on Sunday at Montana.
Bengals senior Michaela Didericksen scored an unassisted goal at 42 minutes to give the Bengals a 1-0 lead before halftime. Diderickson is now tied with senior Jazmin Lopez as the team’s leading scorer with three goals on the season.
The Grizzlies came back in the second half, netting a goal at 67:56 and again at 70:38, leading them to a 2-1 victory.
“Very disappointed with the result, especially after leading the game for so long and having one of our best defensive performances yet,” ISU coach Debs Brereton said. “We had two lapses in focus just minutes apart giving Montana an opportunity to make an impact on the game which, credit to them, they took both chances well.”
The Bengals recorded a total of seven shots with three on goal against Montana’s 18 shots and 10 on goal.
“We pushed to get ourselves back in the game and came very close on a few occasions to equalize,” Brereton said. “Montana’s goalkeeper made a great save to keep us at bay in the dying minutes. We have now led three out of the four games in conference and are really looking forward to getting back to Davis (Field) on Friday and getting back to our winning ways in front of our fans.”
Senior goalkeeper Katie Hogarth recorded eight saves in Saturday’s match. She now has 94 saves so far this season, the fourth-most saves in a single season in school history. The senior has compiled 160 saves in her career, the fifth-most in career saves in school history.
Idaho State (1-11-2, 0-3-1 Big Sky Conference) hosts its final home conference matches this week, Friday against Eastern Washington and Sunday against Idaho — senior day.