Bears Pick Up Seventh Shutout, Weimer Scores Game-Winner in 1-0 Win
Oct. 14, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Missouri State women's soccer team (8-6-2, 2-1-1) handed Creighton (3-10-2, 0-4-0) its fourth-consecutive conference loss and put on another dominant defensive performance in a 1-0 shutout at Plaster Field on Sunday afternoon. Rachel Weimer scored her third game-winner and Chelsea Voet picked up her league-leading seventh clean sheet.
"It was a tough match for us," said head coach Rob Brewer. "We tried to keep up the momentum from the past few games. It was a big result for us."
The Bears controlled much of the early play, garnering a corner and the first four shots of the match. MSU held Creighton without a shot until the 26th minute.
In the 27th minute, the Bears got a loose ball in behind the Bluejays keeper, but the shot attempt by Rachel Weimer squirted just wide of the net.
Again the Bears got offensive pressure in the 33rd minute. Erin Stewart sent in a long shot that bounced and was tipped over the net by the CU keeper. The resulting corner kick proved to be crucial in the outcome of the match.
Nia Williams sent the ball to the back post off the corner. After a brief scramble in the box, the ball pooped in the air and was headed forward by Grace Cross. Weimer out-battled the keeper and put the ball in the net for a 1-0 Bears' lead.
In the first half, the Bears held the Bluejays to just two shots while firing off seven of their own. Creighton got the wind at its back in the second half and out-shot MSU, 7-1.
Missouri State goalkeeper Chelsea Voet made five saves in the shutout. Along with the Bears' defense, she has not allowed a goal in 587 minutes at home and just a single goal all season at Plaster Field.
Weimer led the Bears with three shots. Five others registered a shot apiece.
The Bears hit the road for the final away match of the regular season at Illinois State on Oct. 21. MSU will return to Plaster Field on Oct. 25 for Senior Night and the regular season finale. Fans can purchase tickets at the gate on game day and, as always, students are free with ID. The women's soccer team will once again attempt to break the attendance record at the final home match and if 1,000 fans attend, the team will give away an iPad.