Sept. 15, 2011
Bearcats Battle Truman to 0-0 Draw
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - The Bearcat soccer team behind a strong defensive showing, battled the Truman State University Bulldogs' to a 0-0 draw Thursday night. The game marks the second time in program history that Northwest has played Truman to a tie in a match with the first being last season.
This was third overtime game of the season and second draw for the Bearcats who are now 2-1-2, 0-0 MIAA on the season after battling the Newman Jets to a 2-2 draw last Saturday. This was also the second draw of the season for the Bulldogs who are now 1-2-2, 0-0 MIAA.
The first half showed little offense by either team with each team only allowing three shots on goal.
In the second half Truman went on the attack with firing eleven shots in all during the period to Northwest's three. The Bulldogs would outshoot the Bearcats in the game 18-8.
Truman outshot Northwest in the two overtime periods 4-2 with Truman registering two shots on goal and the Bearcats firing zero.
The Bulldogs had six corner kicks in the contest while the Bearcats had just one. Kelsey Adams recorded nine saves in the match for Northwest. Truman's Jayne Grisham saved three shots for the Bulldogs.
The Bearcats (1-2-1, 0-0 MIAA) continue MIAA action this weekend when they host Southwest Baptist (1-3-1, 0-0 MIAA) at Bearcat Pitch on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Northwest split with Southwest Baptist last season and overall are 8-14-0 when facing the Bearcats of Southwest Baptist.
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