Missouri State Thwarted in Season Opening 1-0 Loss at UMKC
Aug. 22, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri State women's soccer team (0-1-0) conceded an early second half goal and were unable to tally an equalizer in a 1-0 loss at UMKC (1-0-0) to open the regular season on Friday night. It is the first time the Bears have fallen to the Kangaroos after five previous victories.
Freshman Mary Disidore led the Bears with two shots including a solid drive in the 60th minute that forced the UMKC keeper to make a diving stop leading to an MSU corner. MSU was credited with eight shots five of which were on frame.
The Bears were able to earn four corners in the match, UMKC only had three.
Junior goalkeeper Jessica Perry made six saves in the match to keep the Bears within striking distance. She was aided by fellow junior Molly Brewer, who cleared the ball off the end line in the 68th minute.
Missouri State returns to Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium for the first regular season match at the new home facility with an 11:00 a.m. kickoff on Sunday against Utah State. All fans will be admitted free to the match and the team will sign posters for fans after the match. The athletics department will hold an open house for the new athletics facilities from 3:00 to 5:30 followed by the Allison South Stadium dedication at 6:00 p.m.