October 16, 2005
The 'Cats Win Another at Home Against Emporia 2-1
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State soccer hosted Emporia State this afternoon looking to repeat its win against Missouri Southern yesterday. The Bearcats notched the 2-1 win to improve to 4-6-3 overall on the year. The win against Emporia was the first under the regime of coach Tracy Cross and first since 2002 when Joann Wolf was the sideline general.
The 'Cats first attempt to score was in the first 15 minutes by sophomore Margaret Trummer but her attempt was blocked by Emporia's goalie. Emporia then answered with its first goal in the 16th minute making the score 1-0. Northwest took control for the rest of the game not allowing Emporia's offense to score again.
Trummer had a hand in the first goal as she was credited with the assist, the eighth of her career. That helper set the career record for assists at Northwest. Trummer fed freshman Shannon Fitzgerald's shot attempt but the initial boot was deflected by the ESU goalie. Junior Kayla Griffin rebounded the attempt and shot it in for her fifth goal of the season making the score 1-1.
A native from Lee's Summit, Mo., Amanda Deml tallied her first career score in the 84th minute giving the Bearcats their second win in as many days. Deml's goal was assisted by Griffin' s cross kick.
Cross commented after the game that "this (win) is a turning point on the season. The attitudes are exceptional in practice and that shows in our games."
Northwest will next host Washburn on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.
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