Bears take Tulsa to overtime for the fourth-straight matchup, but fall 3-2 early in first OT
Bears to face Golden Hurricane and Golden Eagles in Tulsa this weekend.
Junior goalkeeper Jessica Perry picks up her second career MVC weekly award.
Freshman Brooke Zimmerman scored a goal and added an assist in MSU's 2-0 win on Sunday.
Bears unable to tally equalizer after early second half goal by UMKC
At Missouri State: Perry is an experienced keeper who stepped in and improved steadily last season.
2013: Perry played in all 19 matches, receiving the starting nod in net on 18 occasions. She had a 1.17 GAA for the year, third-best among regular MVC keepers. She kept four clean sheets, including back-to-back double overtime shutouts in conference play at Evansville (10/12) and against Drake (10/18). During that span, she was named MVC Goalkeeper of the Week (10/15). She made double-digit saves at Arkansas State (9/3) and at Indiana State (10/25).
Background: Perry came to Missouri State after one season at Samford University where she went 2-4 including a double overtime 1-0 shutout win over Toledo. She was a four-year starter and letterwinner in goal for head coach Chris Allen at Webster Groves. During her senior season, she was named St. Louis Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week for her on-field performance the week of April 8-15. Perry earned Conference Player of the Year honors along with all-state, all-metro and all-conference first team selections after setting school records with 21 wins and 15 shutouts. She was also a first-team all-conference selection during both her junior and sophomore campaigns. In 2011, she was named to the "Best XI" at the prestigious USYSA National Tournament. All four of her prep years, she led her club teams to Missouri State Cup championships, the first three with St. Louis Scott Gallagher and the final year with Kolping FC. Perry was also a two-time Missouri ODP participant in 2007 and 2009.
Personal: Perry is the daughter of Jim and Karen Perry and was born September 8, 1993. Her father, Jim, was a pitcher at Missouri Baptist University. She is majoring in general business at MSU.