Oct. 27, 2011
Bearcats drop heartbreaker to Lions
JOPLIN, Mo.-The Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats (9-5-2, 5-3 MIAA) lost in double overtime to the Missouri Southern Lions (6-9-1, 6-2 MIAA) 2-1 Thursday night at Hal Bodon Field.
With the loss, the Bearcats claim the fourth seed in the MIAA tournament next week while the Lions secured the third seed with the win.
The first half was a defensive showdown with neither team able to get the ball in the net. The Bearcats went into halftime with an 8-5 advantage in shots and 4-3 advantage in corner kicks over the Lions.
Northwest goalkeeper Kelsey Adams recorded two saves in the half.
The second half started out very similar to the first, a defensive battle. Northwest was held without a shot for the first fifteen minutes of the second half.
Missouri Southern struck first in the 69th minute when Corinne Tebbs found Lindi Spilchen who slipped the ball past Northwest goalkeeper Kelsey Adams to put the Lions up 1-0. It was Spilchen’s second goal of the season.
Northwest would strike in the 87th minute when Fiona Maloney found Tammie Eiberger evening the score at 1-1.
The Lions secured the victory in the 101st minute when Samantha Zoltanski found the net to give Missouri Southern the 2-1 victory. It was the second loss in overtime for the Bearcats this season.
For the match, the Bearcats outshot the Lions 21-11. Each team had six corner kicks in the match while a combined 16 fouls were called.
Tammie Eiberger’s goal in the 87th minute was her team-leading eleventh goal of the season.
Bearcats’ goal Kelsey Adams collected three saves in the loss upping her season total to 102.
Up Next: The Bearcats will conclude their regular season Saturday when they head to Bolivar, Mo. to take on the Southwest Baptist Bearcats. Northwest defeated the Southwest Baptist Bearcats 2-0 on Sept. 17 at Bearcat Pitch. Saturday’s match will not factor into Northwest’s MIAA record.
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