Bears End Road Trip with 4-1 Setback at Kansas
Michelle Sommer recorded her team-leading fourth goal of the season.
Michelle Sommer recorded her team-leading fourth goal of the season.

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LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Missouri State women's soccer team (3-5-0) dropped a 4-1 decision at Kansas (5-1-1) in Lawrence, Kan., on Friday night. The Bears scored their goal on the lone shot on net in the match.

The Bears applied some early pressure, drawing a foul deep in Jayhawk territory just over a minute into play. The resulting free kick was headed high by Michelle Sommer.

A short time later, Kansas went on the attack. The Jayhawks earned consecutive corners, but MSU was able to avert any damage. In the 7th minute, the Bears were unable to hold KU off the board as a strong shot got past MSU keeper Chelsea Voet.

Five minute later, the Jayhawks doubled the advantage. Caroline Kastor won a through-ball and scored her first goal of the match.

The Bears would muster just one additional shot in the half, a header wide by Michelle Mayne-Nicholls. MSU was out-shot 10-2 in the half.

When the second half began, it was more of the same from Kansas as Kastor tallied her second of the match in the 48th minute.

But this time, the Bears' offense responded. Sommer lobbed a shot over the KU keeper to get MSU on the board. Molly Brewer registered her fourth assist of the season on the play.

The Jayhawks rebuilt the lead in the 64th minute after converting an awarded penalty kick.

Michelle Sommer led the Bears with two shots in the match. Mayne-Nicholls, Lauren Fussell and Lauren Wendt had one shot apiece to account for the remainder of MSU's offense.

Missouri State will return to Plaster Field for a three-game home stand beginning on Sunday (Sept. 9) with a 1:00 p.m. match against SIU Edwardsville. The game against the Cougars will be televised live on Mediacom and will be replayed on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. each day. Tickets for all home soccer matches can be purchased at the gate on game day.




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