Women's Soccer Grinds Out Scoreless Draw at Home Against SIUE
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Missouri State women's soccer team (3-5-1) battled visiting SIU Edwardsville (3-2-1) to a 0-0 draw at Plaster Field on Sunday afternoon. Bears' goalkeeper Chelsea Voet picked up her third shutout of the season and has allowed just one goal at home this year.
"We put forth a solid effort out there today," said head coach Rob Brewer. "SIUE has played a couple teams in our conference this year and done pretty well. Hopefully this result tells us we are doing something right."
Missouri State garnered some early offensive pressure, earning back-to-back corner kicks 10 minutes into the match. A minute later, Rachel Weimer tallied the first shot of the match, forcing the SIUE keeper to make her first save.
Voet got into the action in the 18th minute, making her first save of the game. In the 37th minute, Voet was tested again and was once again up to the challenge stopping a header attempt by SIUE.
When the second half got underway, Michelle Sommer tallied the Bears second shot on frame in the 52nd minute. Molly Brewer then added consecutive shot attempts, testing the SIUE keeper on her second shot.
The remainder of the match was in Voet's hands. She made saves in the 84th and 93rd minutes to keep a clean sheet through the first overtime. Voet's best save came in the second extra session as she made a diving stop in the 108th minute to preserve her third shutout on the year.
Brewer and Sommer led the way with two shots apiece. MSU totaled seven shots while surrendering 11 to the Cougars.
The Bears continue the home stand with a match against Western Illinois on Friday (Sept. 14) at 7:00 p.m. and versus North Dakota State on Sunday (Sept. 16) at 12:00 p.m. Tickets for all home soccer matches can be purchased at the gate on game day.