Women's Soccer Recaps (Sunday, Oct. 10)
Missouri State and Illinois State played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer on Sunday - it marked the third consecutive shutout for the Bears. UNI and Drake also picked up non-conference wins, while Indiana State fell at Wright State.
Illinois State 0, Missouri State 0 (2ot)
NORMAL, Ill. – Missouri State (8-4-2, 2-0-1) and preseason conference favorite Illinois State (5-6-1, 1-1-1) battled to a scoreless draw in Normal, Ill., on Sunday afternoon.
Missouri State junior goalkeeper Jessica Teahan saved all six shots she faced. The shutout is her fourth of the season and 11th of her career moving her into sole possession of third place on the all-time Missouri State list. The clean sheet is the third in a row for the Bears and seventh of the season. The Bears defense was able to shut out the Redbirds despite being outshot 26 to five. Missouri State was also able to extinguish nine corners by Illinois State.
The best scoring opportunity for Missouri State came in the 87th minute as Shelby Stewart’s shot resulted in the best save for ISU’s keeper. Katelyn Frederickson, Brooke Williams and Nia Williams registered the other shots on goal for MSU. Illinois State's Mara Kremenovic played all 110 minutes for the Redbirds to record a shutout for ISU.
Northern Iowa 2, North Dakota 1
WATERLOO, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa women’s soccer team won its second consecutive match, defeating the University of North Dakota, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex.
UNI opened the scoring with a goal by sophomore Kiki McClellan in the 41st minute. McClellan drove a shot from straight on outside of the box that found the back of the net. Melissa Hagan and Ashley Capone assisted on the goal. The Panthers’ second goal did not come until the 84th minute. Ashley Sill took a pass from Melissa Hagan and slipped a shot past North Dakota goalkeeper Monica Stierman. Ashley Capone also earned her second assist on the play.
North Dakota’s Kelsey Zachman was able to score in the 85th minute, but UNI held on for the 2-1 victory. UNI outshot the Fighting Sioux by a 16-13 margin overall and by an 8-5 margin in shots on goal. Freshman Erin Zaideman earned the win in goal for the Panthers, registering four saves in the contest. The 85th-minute goal by North Dakota ended a 314-minute stretch of soccer where UNI did not allow a goal.
Drake 3, SIU Edwardsville 0
DES MOINES, IOWA - Three goals in a nearly seven-minute span proved to be all the scoring the Drake women's soccer team needed en route to earning a 3-0 victory over SIU Edwardsville on Sunday.
After a slow first 15 minutes of play, freshman Paige Dusek nearly cracked the scoring column for the Bulldogs getting behind goalkeeper Claire Lovercheck and having her shot deflected out by an SIU Edwardsville team save at the 17:08 mark. Then fellow freshman Generve Charles had a 1v1 with Lovercheck in the 28th minute (27:24) and was thwarted with her attempt hitting the crossbar.
Junior Danielle Figliola ended the Drake dramatics at the 25:59 mark connecting on her third goal of the season with a header off a feed from 25 yards out from senior Katie Anderson. The lead swelled to 2-0 in the 28th minute (27:43) when sophomore Laura Moklestad beat the goalie 1v1 off a pass from Dusek off the far right sideline. Sophomore Tara Zika capped the scoring at the 32:53 mark registering her first goal as a Bulldog accepting a free kick from freshman Charlie Maxwell in the box and depositing the ball in the net.
Wright State 2, Indiana State 1
The Wright State women's soccer team picked up its fourth straight 2-1 win and reached the .500 mark in the process as the Raiders prevailed over the Indiana State Sycamores Sunday afternoon at Alumni Field.
Liz Soto gave WSU the lead at the 30:12 mark of the first half with her first collegiate goal on an assist by Amber Kasmer, her fourth of the season. Indiana State (7-6-1) tied the game at the 71:24 mark of the second half as Alison Gasparovich scored her eighth goal of the season on an assist by Ashley Collins.
The Sycamores then looked to have a 2-1 lead at the 73:53 mark as Kylie Greischar knocked in a shot off a cross from the left side by Seyma Erenli, but it was waived off by an offside call. WSU tallied the game-winner at the 81:20 mark as, after an ISU foul, Brittany Persaud connected on a free kick from the right side for her fifth goal of the season.
The Raiders led 15-9 in shots, but the margin was just 10-8 in the second half. Indiana State had a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks.