Bears Battle to 1-1 draw with Iowa
Missouri State junior Kate Hercules' goal with just under 11 minutes to play in regulation would send the women's soccer match with the University of Iowa, Friday at Cooper Sports Complex, into two overtime periods, before ending in a 1-1 draw.
The Hawkeyes came out firing in the second half of action, as freshman Stephanie Hyink scored her third goal of the season just under five minutes into the period, to give Iowa a 1-0 advantage.
Hercules then tied the match at 1-1 with just under 11 minutes to play, as Caroline Rooker placed a cornerkick in the box and sophomore Lauren Heck sent a header to Hercules, who poked the ball just past Iowa goalkeeper Lindsey Boldt.
Both teams failed to get a shot off in the first overtime period, and combined for just five in the second overtime, as the match ended in a 1-1 tie.
Kate Blair had the Bears' best scoring chance in the first half, dribbling from left to right in the box and sending a shot off the crossbar, with just under 15 minutes to play in the half. In the 60th minute, Missouri State junior Chelsea Anderson beat two defenders and sent a shot just right of the net.
The Bears outshot the Hawkeyes 21-12 in the match, placing 10 shots on goal to Iowa's four. Hercules had five shots on the night from the defensive positon, with four shots on goal. Anderson took four shots, with two on goal. Missouri State also outcornered Iowa 7-4.
Missouri State goalkeeper Jackie Jasper moves to 3-2-2 on the season, allowing one goal and pulling in three saves on the night.
The Bears (3-2-2) will continue their two-game homestand Sunday, when they play host to the College of Charleston, with game time set for 11 a.m., a change from the original time of 12 p.m.