Weimer's Breakaway Goal Leads to 1-0 Win in Another Home Shutout
Sept. 16, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Missouri State women's soccer team (5-5-1) extended its home shutout streak by blanking North Dakota State (3-6-0) at Plaster Field on Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 victory. Senior goalkeeper Chelsea Voet picked up her fifth clean sheet of the season and has allowed just one goal at home all season.
"Overall, our defense was pretty good today," said head coach Rob Brewer. "Goalkeeping was solid and she didn't have too many tough chances."
The Bears broke through in the 51st minute. Lauren Wendt picked up a loose ball on the defensive half of the field. She then sent a magnificent ball to Weimer breaking in behind the Bison defense. Weimer touched the ball forward and beat the NDSU keeper one-on-one to give MSU the advantage early in the second half.
Missouri State's defense was once again the story. North Dakota State was only able to get four shots off in the match. Voet was forced to make three saves with her best coming in the 78th minute to preserve the shutout.
The Bears out-shot NDSU 13-4 in the match. Michelle Sommer led all Bears with four shots, the fifth-consecutive match she has led or tied for the team-lead in shots taken. Weimer and Molly Brewer each had a pair of shots apiece.
MSU's home shutout streak now stands at 387 minutes. MSU has allowed just one goal at home this season in six home matches, the fewest goals against at home by a Valley team.
Missouri State will hit the road to open conference play at Drake on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa. The Bears will then stop in Kansas City to face UMKC before returning to Plaster Field to open the home conference slate against Evansville on Sept. 30 at 1:00 p.m.