Bears Tie ORU, Earn Fourth Consecutive Shutout
Oct. 15, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo – The Missouri State men’s soccer team (7-3-2) and Oral Roberts (4-5-2) played 110 minutes of soccer on Tuesday night, but neither side was able to find the back of the net.
Missouri State outshot the Golden Eagles 15-1 in the contest. The ability to keep the ball and maintain possession allowed the Bears to keep the relentless attack going on the ORU back line, despite not being able to put one past the Oral Roberts goalkeeper Isaac Sandoval.
The Bears shutout was the fourth in as many games for the home side, which the team credits to a strong defense.
“Defense was great tonight, we only conceited one shot and that says a lot,” said Junior Jack Wood. “We have to keep working hard as we’ve been doing all season. There are a lot of positives tonight, especially seeing people step up in different positions.”
Goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg lowered his goals against average to 0.46 on the season, and recorded his seventh shutout of the year. Spangenberg leads all Missouri Valley goalkeepers in shutouts, goals allowed, and goals against average.
This is the final out of conference game of the season for Missouri State. The team has two home and two away games remaining before the MVC Tournament begins in Peoria, Ill. The Bears take their 2-0 conference record to Evansville this Saturday, before returning to Springfield to host Central Arkansas.