Oct. 8, 2009
Northwest Nets Key Win Against Washburn
MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State moved into a tie for third place in the MIAA standings following a 2-0 win against Washburn Thursday at Bearcat Pitch. It's the Bearcats' first win against the Lady Blues since 2003.
Kelsey Sanders scored both goals to help the Bearcats (8-3-1, 4-3-1 MIAA) earn their first win in four games. The Lady Blues (6-5, 4-3) saw their win streak end at four games.
On a night Northwest goalkeeper Kira Lazenby extended her career shutouts record to 14, the senior netminder earned her first collegiate assist. Lazenby fired a free kick past midfield and to the top of the box. The ball bounced off Northwest's Andrea Tritz and found Sanders who turned and fired a shot through the top of the goal. The score gave Northwest a two-goal lead with 10 minutes remaining.
Sanders' first goal came on a penalty kick in the 32nd minute. Sanders broke free and had a 1-on-1 in the box when she was caught and clipped from behind. Sanders beat Washburn goalkeeper Ashley Klone with a goal to the top left-hand corner of the net. It was the first penalty kick taken by the Bearcats this season.
Washburn doubled up Northwest in shots 16-8, but placed just six on goal. The Lady Blues' best scoring chance came late in the second half when Danielle Sicard's open look on the right side of the box was drilled into Lazenby's hands.
Northwest's backline of Jessica Braun, Jacque Dedovesh, Amanda Olah and Merydeth Cummings all played the full 90 minutes and helped hold Washburn's leading scorer Leah Talley to one shot on goal. The Bearcats have allowed nine goals in 12 games this season and posted six shutouts.
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