Sept. 30, 2006
Soccer Takes No. 24 Truman to Overtime in 1-0 Loss
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - (L 0-1) Northwest Missouri State soccer took No. 24 Truman State to overtime for the first time since 2002, but fell 0-1 to the Bulldogs today in Kirksville, Mo. The Bearcats fall to 6-5 overall and 2-4 in Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) action. Truman improves to 7-2-2, 2-1-1 MIAA.
Sophomore Amanda Deml led all players with a career high six shots, all of them on goal. The six shots on goal by a single player are the most since Oct. 15, 2004, when Beth Gutschenritter recorded six against Washburn. The Bearcats were out-shot 8-19, but held an advantage for shots on goal, 6-5.
Senior goalkeeper Alison Sheridan picked up three saves off 19 shots, moving her career total to 264. Sheridan needs five to move into sixth on MIAA career saves charts.
Jessica Wiegert scored the game-winning goal in the 98th minute from an assist from Katie Ruefer.
The Bearcats will take on Missouri Western on Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m., at Spratt Stadium. Northwest will return home on Oct. 7 to welcome the Griffons in an 11:00 a.m. match.
NOTES: Northwest stands 0-2 this season against nationally ranked opponents and in overtime matches. Each loss has been in 1-0 decisions … The overtime match against Truman today is the first for Coach Cross against Truman, and the closest match between the two teams since a 0-1 overtime match on Sept. 29, 2002 … The Bulldog win was the first in three matches … Northwest stands eighth in the NSCAA/adidas Central Region rankings releases Sept. 26. Truman sits fourth … The Bearcats have back-to-back losses for the first time this season, the latest for two or more consecutive losses in school history for a single season.
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