Sept. 29, 2011
Huge second half lifts Bearcats over Lions
MARYVILLE, Mo. - A flurry of second half goals helped propel Northwest Missouri State soccer to a, 4-1 victory over Missouri Southern in non-conference action at Bearcat Pitch Thursday afternoon
The Bearcats (4-2-2) knocked off winless MSSU in a match that was noted as a non-conference game by league officials. Due to conference expansion each team will play only four home and four road games against conference foes that count toward determining the league champion.
Victoria Von Mende notched her sixth goal of the season just before the end of the first half in the 42nd minute giving the Bearcats an early 1-0 lead.
Both teams would keep consistent shooting number into the second half, as the Lions picked up a goal from Kelsey Haist. However, three goals in five minutes would give Northwest plenty of a cushion in a tough battle.
Fiona Moloney and Emilee Davison would pick up their first goals of the year after slipping in the top of the box giving the Bearcats a 3-1 advantage. Davison's goal would come on an assist inside the right side of the box from Tammie Eiberger, slipping the ball past the Lion goal and the right corner post.
Northwest's leading scorer Eiberger would add her eighth goal of the season after a Southern yellow card allowed for a Bearcat penalty kick. Eiberger would find the back of the net just after the 73rd minute for an eventual final score of 4-1.
The Bearcats enter the final two games of their five game home-stand on Tuesday hosting Emporia State in MIAA action. Kickoff from Bearcat Pitch is set for 4 p.m.
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