South Dakota State women's soccer struck with three first half goals to claim its first win of the season, taking down Northern Iowa, 3-0, at home on Friday.
The Jacks (1-2) outshot the Panthers (0-2-1) 12-9 for the game, putting up six efforts in each half.
Shelby Raper led the team with three points on the day, scoring the first goal and assisting in the second. Madison Yueill and Tori Poole each had goals while Nicole Hatcher and Kyli Nelson added assists.
Nicole Inskeep and Maggie Smither split halves in the net for SDSU, with Smither recording all three saves the Jackrabbits faced.
SDSU used an aggressive attack early in the match, scoring its first goal of the season at 2:53 to take a 1-0 lead over the Panthers. Off a throw in from Nelson along the sideline, SDSU's Hatcher hit a low cross from the left side of the box to Raper, who put it past a diving keeper from the middle of the box.
The Jacks stretched their lead to 2-0 in the 16th minute as Raper notched her third point of the game with an assist to Poole. Raper sent a cross from the right side midway through the box towards the far post, where Poole was there for the one-touch and her sixth career goal.
UNI looked to cut into the deficit near the 27-minute mark, as a cross on a corner kick found feet inside the box, but Marianne Gagne's shot went off the cross bar before the Jacks cleared the danger.
Madison Yueill joined the scoring frenzy at 32:03, when she found the net unassisted on a corner kick from the far corner, finding the net off the cross attempt for her ninth career goal.
SDSU outshot the Panthers narrowly in the first half, 5-4, but made the most of its chances as UNI did not have a shot on goal and the Jacks scored on all three on goal efforts.
Nelson nearly put the Jacks ahead four with just over one minute to play, curving a shot from the top of the box that just cleared the cross bar.
• SDSU scored three goals for the first time since The Summit League tournament championship game on Nov. 7, 2015.
• Shelby Raper recorded three points (two goals, one assist) for the third time in career.
The Jacks host Kansas this Sunday at 1 p.m., to wrap up a two-game homestand. Kansas is coming off a game against Colorado, which they lead 1-0 at press time.