Northwest Missouri State's women's soccer team had its season-best five-match win streak snapped with a 3-1 road loss to Fort Hays State Saturday.
All four goals in the match were scored in the second half, the first three by Fort Hays State (8-5-1, 4-4-1).
The three goals were the most given up by Northwest (7-4-3, 5-2-2) since a 3-1 loss to Graceland on Sept. 25.
Fort Hays' Jordan Hester broke the scoreless tie with her sixth goal of the year in the 48th minute. She was assisted by Joanne Glynn. In the 54th minute, Cindy Benitez headed in a cross from Alexis Aiman to make it 2-0.
Margaret Meier pushed the lead to 3-0 with an unassisted goal in the 78th minute.
The Bearcats got their first and only goal in the 83rd minute from Anna Holden with an assist by Jordan Albright.
It was Holden's third of the year.
Fort Hays got off just one more shot in the match, but attempted five corners to Northwest's zero.
Northwest keeper Kelsey Adams saved four of six shots against her before being pulled in the 75th minute in favor of back-up keeper Shaylynn Durham who allowed in the last goal.
Hays keeper Rachel Schaad saved six of Northwest's 13 shots.
Both teams combined for 11 shots during a scoreless first half.
Northwest returns home Thursday to host Southwest Baptist at 3 p.m. The Bearcats remain in fourth place in the MIAA with 17 points, four behind third place Truman and two ahead of fifth place Northeastern State.
KEARNEY, Neb. – The Northwest Missouri State women's soccer team played another tight match Thursday with Nebraska-Kearney that ended in a 1-1 tie.
Make it the latest match for the Bearcats was their ninth game decided by one goal or less.
Northwest went into the contest looking to stay near the top of the MIAA standings.
Nebraska-Kearney came into this match trying to score early. The Lopers put in the first goal of the game during the 29th minute to go up 1-0.
Northwest was out-shot in the first half six to five. The defense held strong to go into the second half only down by one.
Amanda Bundrant came through for the Bearcats with her fourth goal of the season. The goal came in the 72nd minute with an assist from Victoria Von Mende.
Kelsey Adams collected six saves in the game to add to her conference leading total (79).
By Staff Report
The Maryville Daily Forum - Maryville, MO
By Staff Report
Updated Oct. 14, 2012 @ 10:29 pm
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