Jaskowiak's Big Game Leads to Bears 3-1 Win Over UALR
The Missouri State women's soccer team (2-2-0) got goals from three different freshman players to topple UALR (1-3-0) in Little Rock this afternoon.
Forward Rachel Weimer led off the scoring with a goal in the 13th minute. It was her second goal of the season. She picked up the ball on a breakaway and beat Trojan keeper Jane Picarelli for the 1-0 Bears lead.
UALR forward Christina Veasley got the Trojans on the board and knotted the match at 1-1 in the 56th minute. It was her third goal of the season and one of five shots on goal in the match.
Bears' midfielder Megan Jaskowiak put Missouri State back in the lead in the 73rd minute of play. She received a feed from Tara Bailes and buried the goal from 10 yards out.
Jaskowiak would strike again in the 79th minute, this time on an assist to fellow freshman Michelle Sommer. Sommer would bend the ball into the upper right corner to put the Bears ahead 3-1.
Both offenses would keep the goalkeepers on their toes. Missouri State would take 23 shots, with Picarelli coming up with nine saves. The Trojans fired 13 shots and Missouri State keeper Jessica Teahan totaled seven saves.
"It was a good effort by our girls," said head coach Rob Brewer. "We played well and were able to come away with the win. It will be nice to get back and play at home next week."
Missouri State returns to Plaster Field next Tuesday, September 8 to face Saint Louis University. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. with gates opening at 4:30 p.m. All fans will receive a free schedule poster and schedule magnet of the 2009 women's soccer team. Kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge.