Women's Soccer Prospecting for Pair of Wins in Tulsa This Weekend
Aug. 28, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Missouri State women's soccer team heads to Tulsa, Okla., for this weekend's Holiday Inn City Center Tulsa Invitational. The Bears (1-1-0) will face the host Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-0-0) on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and will wrap up the weekend against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (0-2-0) on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Both matches will be played at Hurricane Stadium on the campus of the University of Tulsa.
"We need to continue to build on the foundation set in preseason and fine tune things both offensively and defensively," said assistant head coach Kirk Nelson. "Coming off the win on Sunday, we have to bring that confidence into the weekend. Our goal is always to pitch a shutout, but we will be facing two tough opponents on the road."
Missouri State's opponents this weekend have had varied results early in the year. Tulsa has a pair of 1-0 victories while ORU has been shutout in both of its losses. MSU and Tulsa have played double-overtime matches in each of the last three meetings. The Bears have won the last three matchups with Oral Roberts played in Tulsa and five of the last six overall meetings.
Junior goalkeeper Jessica Perry kept her fifth career clean sheet in Sunday's win. She also pocketed her second career MVC Goalkeeper of the Week award after making a league-best 12 saves over the opening weekend.
Freshman Brooke Zimmerman had a breakout game offensively on Sunday recording a goal and an assist to lead the team in points. Junior Molly Brewer picked up her seventh career assist on Sunday, the most on the current team. Brewer has three career assists against Oral Roberts.
Following this weekend's matches in Tulsa, the Bears return home to Allison South on Sunday, September 7 for a 1:00 p.m. tilt against Arkansas State. The match will be televised on MC22 on tape-delay and a free clinic will follow that match for youth grades K-8.