September 13, 2002
'Cats Drop MIAA Opener 4-2 to SBU
MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State's Women's soccer team dropped their conference opener with a 4-2 loss to Southwest Baptist on Friday. This is Northwest first ever lost to Southwest Baptist.
The 'Cats started the game with a goal in the 12th minute. Rory Okey (So., Littleton, Colo.) scored her second goal of the year, on a pass from Kapua Capreros (Fr., Kahului, Hawaii) from 25 yards out. SBU's Racheal Neal connected three minutes later on a pass from Vanessa Toll and Lauren Johnson. Southwest continued its barrage with two more goals to take a 3-1 lead into halftime.
The 'Cats pulled with one just a minute into the second half when Cabreros buried her own rebound in the back of the net to pull the Bearcats within one. The 'Cats caught a tough brake in the middle of the second half when Renee Judd (Jr., Pukalani, Hawaii), trying to clear the ball, knocked the ball into her own net.
Michelle Goold (Fr., Independence, Mo.) made six saves in the loss before giving way to Danielle Lawless (Soph., Denison, Iowa) late in the second half.
The Bearcats, now 1-4 and 0-1 in conference, return to the field on Sunday to face Northern State (SD). GAme time is slated for 1 pm at Bearcat Pitch.
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