Oct. 15, 2011
Bearcats edge Tigers
MARYVILLE, Mo.-The Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats (8-3-2, 5-1 MIAA) defeated the Fort Hays State Tigers (4-9-1, 1-6 MIAA) 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Bearcat Pitch.
The first half was a battle for both teams as a combined 9 fouls were called. The Bearcats struck first in the 11th minute when Tammie Eiberger found Emilee Davison and fed her the ball. Davison snuck the ball past the Tigers' goalie Kelsey Grey to give the Bearcats a 1-0 lead. That would be the only goal of the half as Northwest went into halftime up 1-0.
The Bearcats outshot the Tigers 12-10 in the first half. Northwest goalkeeper Kelsey Adams recorded 7 saves in the half.
The second half started out very similar to the first, with both teams clamping down on defense. Northwest would up their lead to 2-0 in the 81st minute when Amanda Spade found the net for the first time this season off of an assist from Kelly Obley.
The Tigers would get on the board in the 83rd minute when Joanne Glynn snuck the ball past Adams to make the score 2-1. This would be the Tigers' only goal of the afternoon.
For the match, the Bearcats outshot the Tigers 22-19 with the Tigers having a 3-2 corner kick advantage. The teams combined 20 fouls called in the match was a season high for Northwest.
The goal by Davison in the first half was her third goal of the season. Eiberger pick-up her team leading seventh assist in the win with Obley picking-up her first.
Bearcats' goal Kelsey Adams collected 12 saves in the victory upping her season total to 74.
Up Next: The Bearcats return to action next Thursday, Oct. 20 when they travel to Warrensburg, Mo. to face the twelfth-ranked Central Missouri Jennies. The Jennies currently lead the MIAA with a perfect 5-0 record and overall are 12-1-0.
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