Sept. 25, 2013
Missouri State Bears (1-6) vs. Michigan Wolverines (4-4)
Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
Start Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Site: Phyllis Ocker Field (500)
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Missouri State brings a five-game losing streak into their match against the Wolverines, who rank No. 18 in NCAA Division I RPI. Michigan has won seven of the eight meetings between the schools and took the last meeting, 5-2, in 2002.
The Bears defense has shown marked improvement in 2013, as MSU has allowed three goals per game through their first seven contests, a 32 percent improvement over their average from the first seven games last season.
Senior goalkeeper Andrea Bain (Victoria, British Columbia) has led the recent defensive charge for the Bears. After a rocky start to the 2013 season in which she posted a 4.86 goals-against average in MSU's first four contests, Bain has dominated in the last three games with a 1.12 GAA and a .833 save percentage.
The game at Michigan is the last of MSU's season-opening, 8-game road swing. The Bears will play Saint Louis on Oct. 1 (6 p.m.) at Plaster Sports Complex.