Sept. 18, 2008
Deml Scores Lone Goal in Win vs. Southern
MARYVILLE, Mo.-A free-kick goal from Amanda Deml at the 16-minute mark of the first half was the difference in Northwest Missouri State's 1-0 win against Missouri Southern Thursday at Bearcat Pitch.
It was the first goal of the season for Deml, who led the Bearcat's with five goals a year ago. Her play from 20 yards out was drilled into the upper left-hand corner of the net. Lion goalkeeper Randi Russell had no chance to get a hand on the ball.
Northwest continues its best start in program history. The Bearcats are 6-1 overall and 2-1 in league play heading into Saturday's game at undefeated Southwest Baptist (3-0, 2-0).
Kira Lazenby made four saves and improved to 5-1 on the year. She's tied a program record by recording four shutouts this season.
Help for Lazenby was plenty as Northwest midfielders and defenders controlled play for much of the game. Missouri Southern's two leading goal scorers combined to take one shot in the match. Stephanie Heines was shutout and Nikki Llewellyn, the MIAA's fourth all-time leading scorer, mustered her only shot with five minutes left to play.
Holly Ramaeker, who had three goals against Missouri Western last weekend, captained the midfield Thursday and provided limited touches for Llewellyn. Jacque Dedovesh aided her efforts from the back line, while Krista Pollman controlled play on the outside.
The Bearcats' offense had good looks early, but saw most of their kicks sail high. Ramaeker headed a well-placed corner from Andrea Tritz just high of the bar. Ramaeker also deflected a shot off Russell, but the rebound was sent high by Andrea Freeman.
Northwest out shot the Lions 16-10, but the two teams combined for just seven shots on goal. Missouri Southern (2-4, 0-3) took four shots, none on goal, in the second half.
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