Friday, September 22, 2017

Missouri Southern soccer drops match to Oklahoma Central

(From MSSU Lions Athletic News)

Edmond, Okla. - The Missouri Southern soccer team knotted it up at one a piece, but would eventually fall, 3-1, from two unanswered goals by Oklahoma Central inside Tom Thompson Field Friday afternoon.

The Lions (0-4-2) went into the half down by one goal until sophomore forward Jessica Edwards shot a 35-yarder over the goalkeeper's head to the tie the match up 1-1 in the 52nd minute.

OCU (3-4, 1-0) answered back four minutes later as Broncho's Camille Greer put them back up with a straight-away shot and never looked back towards the end. Kelsie Eason added an insurance goal, beating a defender on a one-on-one break in 75th minute. Teammate Morgan Cherry began the scoring output, finding the ball off a corner kick and heading it in for the 1-0 lead heading into the half.

Taylor LePage and Brooke Ishmael each had two shot attempts, while Maria Sturluson, Meredith Belrose, and Sarah Tatum all had one; Tatum's being the second one on goal for the Lions.

MSSU's goalkeeper Hannah Stevenson remained in the game for all 90 minutes and made eight saves on the day deposit allowing three scores. She moves to 0-3-1 now on the season.

Now the Lions will travel to face the undefeated Northeastern State River Hawks (5-0) to open MIAA conference play on Sunday inside Dr. Dan F. Deloache Field at 1 pm.

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