Oct. 6, 2011
Bearcats battle Bulldogs
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University soccer team battled 18 mph winds Thursday night as they were routed by the Truman State Bulldogs 2-0 in a defensive battle at Bearcat Pitch.
The Bearcats fall to 5-3-2, 2-1 MIAA after beating Emporia State 2-1 Tuesday. With the win, the Truman State Bulldogs improve to 6-4-2, 3-0 MIAA and remain in control of the MIAA.
Northwest was outshot in the first half 13-0 with sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Adams recording seven saves.
With the wind being to their advantage the Bulldogs struck first in the 7th minute when Trisha Shoemaker found the net off of an assist from Olivia Hayes. This would be the only goal of the half.
The Bearcats' defiant defense would prevail in the second half with them allowing only three shots by the Bulldogs; however, Northwest was unable to find the net for just the third time this season and was blanked for the second time this season by the Bulldogs.
Truman State would put the game out-of-reach in the 86th minute when Kelsey Twellman found the net for the Bulldogs.
Truman State had three corner kicks in the contest while the Bearcats had eleven. Kelsey Adams recorded eight saves in the loss for Northwest. Jayne Grisham recorded one save for the Bulldogs.
Up Next: The Bearcats continue MIAA play this Saturday when they travel to Topeka, Kan. to face the Washburn Lady Blues (1-7-2, 1-0-1 MIAA). Overall Northwest is 2-12-3 when facing Washburn and is 0-6-2 when facing the Lady Blues in Topeka. The Lady Blues were tabbed to place fifth in the 2011 preseason coaches' poll, one spot ahead of the Bearcats. Kick-off from Yager Stadium in Topeka is set for 6 p.m.
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