October 22, 2003
'Cats Drop Match in Overtime to Lady Hornets, 1-0
MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State women's soccer team fell to Emporia State on Wednesday at Bearcat Pitch, 1-0 in overtime.
The Bearcats had many chances in the first half, but could not capitalize. Beth Gutschenritter (Fr., Omaha, Neb.) broke away from the defenders many times, but could not get a shot off. Emily Perkins (Fr., W. Des Moines, Iowa) had an open shot early in the contest, but the ball hit the crossbar and bounced away. Northwest just could not find away to get the ball by the Lady Hornets goal keeper. As they went to halftime tied, 0-0.
The second half was pretty much the same for both teams as neither team could find the back of the net. Northwest's goal keeper Danielle Lawless (Jr., Denison, Iowa) make some pretty spectacular saves in for the Bearcats holding Emporia's attacks. Neither team could find a weak point in the others defense as both teams played great defense, and forced overtime, tied 0-0.
Emporia came out in an attack mode in the overtime and had two break aways from Bearcat defenders. The first scoring chance for Emporia, the 'Cats defenders got back in position to stop the scoring chance. On the second chance Lawless came out to block the first shot, but the deflection bounced right back to Kathleen Fagan and she booted it into the back of the net. That gave the Lady Hornets a 1-0 win over Northwest.
Northwest's record falls to 2-10-4 overall and 1-6-4 in the MIAA. The Bearcats return to action Sunday at Bearcat Pitch against non-conference foe Winona (Minn.) State face-off at noon.
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