Drew, Bears Come up Short in 1-0 Field Hockey Loss to Broncs
Aug. 30, 2014
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - Missouri State sophomore goalkeeper Megan Drew made a career-high seven saves as the Bears were defeated by the Rider Broncs, 1-0, Saturday, Aug. 30, at Ben Cohen Field in Lawrenceville, N.J.
The Broncs (1-0) scored their lone goal 15 minutes into the first half off a penalty shot by Dezarae Fillmyer.
Rider continuously pressured the MSU defense, but the Bears (0-2) were able to keep the margin at one despite Rider having 11 penalty corner opportunities.
Two significant scoring chances to get a first goal were missed by the Bears. A Daelynn DeMello cross from the right in front of the net early in the first half barely missed an MSU player's stick swinging for goal. In the final minute following a penalty corner, Charlie Redhead flipped a shot at the Rider goalkeeper, which was saved and the Broncs' defense was able to clear the ball.
The Bears were outshot by the Broncs 13-4 in the game, while Rider also held a 7-3 advantage in shots on goal. MSU's Drew saved three shots in the first half and four in the second half.
Bears' junior captains Redhead and Liz Young each made shots on goal, with three and one, respectively.
The Bears conclude their East coast trip at 11 a.m. CT Monday, Sept. 1 at Villanova, before playing its first game at Betty and Bobby Allison North Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 4, against the UC Davis Aggies.