Missouri State Falls in Double OT to Tulsa, 1-0
Aug 25, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Missouri State women's soccer team (0-2-0) dropped a heartbreaker in double overtime to visiting Tulsa (2-0-0) on Sunday afternoon at Plaster Field. The header goal in the 104th minute broke a scoreless tie, giving the Golden Hurricane the 1-0 decision.
"I thought we were better today than we were on Friday," said head coach Rob Brewer. "If we continue to get this team to move forward, we will be okay. We have some tough teams ahead of us and the main thing is to keep our head up and recognize that we did a good job today, but things didn't go our way."
Missouri State held its own against Tulsa despite a larger portion of play in the Bears' defensive half. Early in the match, the Bears had one of the best scoring chances. Molly Huber retrieved a forward pass just left of the UT net near the end line, but her cross was intercepted and cleared.
In the 27th minute, Molly Brewer registered the Bears' first shot of the match. It was on frame, but saved by the UT keeper.
Freshman Millie Kingsbury had the best scoring opportunity for MSU in the second half. In the 77th minute she ran onto a pass deep in Tulsa territory. As she dribbled closer to the net, she fired a shot that beat the keeper, but just missed the far post going wide.
The teams went to overtime for the third consecutive season. The scoreless draw continued as MSU's Jessica Roberts' low shot was handled in the 93rd minute.
In the second overtime, the Bears again got the first scoring chance. In the 103rd minute, Kelsey Goff put a shot on net, but the save continued the draw. Then in the 104th minute, Tulsa earned a corner kick. A back post header found the back of the net giving the Golden Hurricane the win.
Sophomore keeper Jessica Perry made seven saves for the Bears.
Missouri State will continue its four-game home stand with a 6:00 p.m. match on Friday (Aug. 30) against Kansas. The home stand will conclude next Sunday as the Bears face Arkansas at 7:00 p.m. at Cooper Family Soccer Plex.