Women's Soccer Begins Road Trip with Setback at Arkansas State
Sep 3, 2013
JONESBORO, Ark. - The Missouri State women's soccer team (0-5-0) began a five-game road trip with a 3-1 setback at Arkansas State (2-1-1) on Tuesday afternoon. Bears' senior Shelby Stewart scored for MSU, her second goal of the season.
"We got off to a slow start," said head coach Rob Brewer. "We had five break-aways, but could not convert. We were really strong in the second half and the goal really gave us a lift. We just need to execute better and put the ball in the net."
The Bears fell behind in the 20th minute. Off of its fifth corner of the match, Arkansas State scored the first goal of the match. Just over a minute later, the Red Wolves tallied a second goal to push the lead to 2-0.
Early in the second half, the Bears cut the lead in half. In the 51st minute, senior Shelby Stewart picked up her second goal of the season. Stewart's goal was assisted by Molly Huber, her second assist of the year.
ASU stretched the lead to 3-1 in the 68th minute. The Red Wolves' shot was deflected by MSU keeper Jessica Perry and ricocheted in off of a Bears' defender.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jessica Perry was tested early and often. She made a career-high 12 saves to keep the Bears close.
Missouri State continues its five-game road trip with a 5:00 p.m. match at Central Arkansas on Friday. It will be the first-ever matchup in women's soccer between MSU and UCA. The Bears return home on September 17 at 7:00 p.m. vs. UMKC.