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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

September 22, 2002

'Cats Winless at Emporia State Classic

EMPORIA, Kan. - The Northwest Missouri State's Women's Soccer team dropped two more game this weekend at the Emporia State Classic, extending their losing streak to six games. On Friday, the Bearcats dropped a 4-1 decision to conference for Emporia State and on Sunday, Northwest was shutout 3-0 by Rockhurst.

Emporia State took an 2-0 lead in the first fifteen minutes of the game, on Friday, en route to the victory. The Hornets first goal of the game in the eighth minute as Brandie Booth shot the ball in off of a Bearcat defender. Seven minutes later, the 'Cats were facing a two-goal deficity. Northwest's defense tightened up and kep the game scoreless for the next 48 minutes. Northwest had three shots on goal in the first half, trying to cut the Hornet lead, but couldn't get past ESU goalkeeper Tasha Henry.

In the second half, Emporia scored two more times, extending the lead to 4-0, before Northwest could get on the board. The 'Cats only goal in the game came in the 78th minute as the 'Cats took advantage of a corner kick. Jennifer Gnefkow (Sr., Raymore, Mo.) took a Renee Judd (Jr., Pukalani, Hawaii) cross and buried it in the back of the net for her second goal of the season. Michelle Goold (Fr., Independence, Mo.) made eight saves for the 'Cats in the loss, while allowing four goals.

On Sunday, the 'Cats played much better defense, shutting down the Rockhurst offense for thefirst half, but couldn't muster much offense themselves. Northwest only managed two shots, none on goal, in the first half.

In the 58th minute, the Bearcats saw the game get away from them, as they allowed two goals in less than a minute to Molly WInman, giving the Hawks a 2-0 lead. Eleven minutes later, Winman picked up the hat trick as her shot went through Goold's hands and into the net.

The 'Cats tested Rockhurst goalkeeper Amanda Kramer three times, only to come up empty, en route to the 3-0 loss. Goold made 12 saves in the losing effort.

The 'Cats, now 1-7 and 0-2 in MIAA action, will return to conference action on Sunday, September 29, as they host No. 17 Truman State. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Bearcat pitch.

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