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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Nov. 1, 2003

'Cats Lose Heartbreaker to Southwest Baptist, 2-1 OT

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State women's soccer team fell to Southwest Baptist, 2-1 in overtime Saturday at Bearcat Pitch.

Southwest Baptist came out strong early and put a goal on the board in the fifth minute when Vanessa Toll recieved a cross from Pip Meo and beat Northwet goal keeper Danielle Lawless (Jr., Denison, Iowa) to take the lead, 1-0. Both teams attempted good shots, but neither team could score another goal in the first half as they teams went to halftime Southwest leading, 1-0.

In the second half, Northwest came out with a lot of aggression. As the Bearcats posted the first six shots in the period. Finally, the Bearcats found back of the net in the 58th minute. Beth Gutschenritter (Fr., Omaha, Neb.) hooked up with Kristi Potee (Jr., Independence, Mo.) to tie the score up at one apiece. That was Potee's first career goal as a Bearcat. After that goal both teams missed a few wide open shots as the second half continued on with neither team scoring again as they went to overtime tied 1-1.

In overtime, Southwest came out quick and Pip Meo ran up the far side of the field and kicked to the near post. The ball bounced off the post and rolled into the goal to give Southwest Baptist a 2-1 victory.

Northwest's record falls to 2-12-4 overall and 1-7-4 in the MIAA. The Bearcats host Truman State on Sunday at Bearcat Pitch for a 1 p.m. start. This will be the last home game for five Bearcat seniors.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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