The Missouri State field hockey team picked up their second win in two days on Saturday, as the Bears (2-3) defeated the Georgetown Hoyas 2-0 in St. Louis, Mo.
"Today we picked up where we left off yesterday," head coach Gabby Gomez Sosa said. "We worked together, kept our composure and played a full 70 minutes."
Defense for both sides ruled most of the game as MSU and Georgetown played to a scoreless tie for the first 59:23. However, senior defender Reiann Stoute got the Bears on the board at the 59:24 mark when she scored off assists from Laura Tavares and Chelsey Medlock.
Less than two minutes later, Hillary Lawless gave the Bears an insurance goal when she scored unassisted at the 61:11 mark. Georgetown tried to chip into the Missouri State lead in the final eight minutes of the game, but Missouri State goalkeeper Andrea Bain stopped a shot from Georgetown’s Catherine Shugrue and the Bears blocked another Shugrue attempt with less than three minutes remaining.
Shutting down the Georgetown offense was key, assistant coach Erika Dombkowski said.
"The defense was great, making a lot of switches and creating movement," Dombkowski said. "They were patient and kept their composure in two-on-one situations. I'm really proud of that."
Bain was terrific for the second day in a row. The junior from Victoria, British Columbia followed up a six-save performance on Friday with another half-dozen stops on Saturday en route to her second career shutout.
Bain's performance set the pace for Missouri State's defense, Dombkowski said.
"Bain was very confident in the goal today," she said. "I always talk about how the goalkeeper commands the tone of the game. I think she passed that confidence along to the defense."
MSU will return to action on Sept. 14 against Albany in Iowa City, Iowa.