Bears Score Early, Hold Lead to Defeat Incarnate Word, 1-0
Aug 31, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - It took just over two minutes for Missouri State (1-0-0) to take the lead against Incarnate Word (0-1-0) when redshirt sophomore Emmerich Hoegg curled a corner kick directly into the net.
"I'm glad to get the first goal, but it is not just about me, it is about the team," said Hoegg on his personal achievement and the direction he sees this soccer team heading. "We're looking pretty good. We're looking dangerous going forward. As long as we keep a solid defense, keep getting shutouts, we are going to be hard to beat."
Senior goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg logged his first shutout of the season after missing all of the 2012 season due to injury. Spangenberg saved both of the Incarnate Word shots on goal.
The second half did get a bit more physical for both teams, and a total of six cards were given.
"It was an unbelievable start by the boys to go out there and score a goal the first couple of minutes," said head coach Jon Leamy. "I thought we put a good first half together, second half was a little more of a physical battle. We came up with the saves we needed, I felt it was a great opening night for us."
The Missouri State defense held strong late in the game, holding off several Incarnate Word attacks.
Missouri State concludes the home stand on Sunday with a 7:00 p.m. match against Nebraska Omaha at Plaster Field.