Bears Men's Soccer Looks to Extend Hot Start On The Road
Sep 5, 2013
The Last Meeting
August 24, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Missouri State men's soccer team (2-0-0) will play its first road game of the season this Saturday at 2:00 p.m. against the Belmont Bruins (0-1-0) in Nashville.
The Bears won a pair of 1-0 games this past weekend at Plaster Field. On Friday, August 30th, Missouri State defeated Incarnate Word, and two days later beat Nebraska Omaha in double overtime. This is the first time that the Bears have started a season 2-0-0 since 2007. It is also the 11th time in the program's Division I history that they have started the season 2-0-0 (1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2013), and the eighth time under coach Jon Leamy. Missouri State will attempt to bring their record to 3-0 this weekend at Belmont, for the first time since 2005.
This past weekend, both sophomore Emmerich Hoegg and senior Trevor Spangenberg shined for the Bears after coming off of medical redshirts from the 2012 season. Hoegg scored both game winning goals for Missouri State giving the Bears a pair of 1-0 victories. Goalkeeper Spangenberg logged over 191 shutout minutes in net in the two Missouri State victories this weekend. In 2011, he tallied an impressive 0.93 goals against average as the Missouri State goalie.
In 2012, Cole Alexander led the Bears with 3 goals. In only two games, Hoegg has 2 goals in 2013. The last time a Missouri State player finished the season with double digit goals was Ryan Anderson in 2005. Anderson finished that season with 15 goals for the Bears.