Sept. 30, 2012
Freshman defender Liz Young scored her first career goal, but the Missouri State field hockey team (4-7 overall, 2-0 Mid-American Conference) lost to Liberty by a 4-1 score on Sunday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo.
For the second day in-a-row, the Bears faced an early deficit. Liberty’s Helen Doolittle scored 4:30 into the game off a penalty stroke, and Abbey Basom followed with a goal about 12 minutes later off an assist from Sarah Gipe. The Flames' Megan Johnson extended the Flames’ first-half lead to 3-0 with a goal assisted by Natalie Barr at the 20:25 mark.
Missouri State held Liberty’s lead at 3-0 until Hannah Jones got on the board with 14:10 remaining in the game with the help of an assist from Megan Johnson.
With just under five minutes remaining in the match, Young found the back of the cage to break the shutout. Young became the seventh Bear this season to score her first career goal.
Missouri State goalkeeper Andrea Bain stopped 12 shots in 16 attempts.
The Bears will look to remain undefeated in Mid-American Conference play when they return home to play a 1 p.m. match against Central Michigan at Plaster Field on Saturday, Oct. 6.