Memphis Downs Bears, 2-0
Junior Caroline Sweeney collected two shots while goalkeeper Jackie Jasper recorded nine saves, however it was not enough as the University of Memphis triumphed over the Missouri State womens soccer team, 2-0 Sunday afternoon in Memphis, Tenn.
Unbeaten at home, the Tigers improved to 7-2 on the season, while the Bears drop to 4-7.
Memphis took a 1-0 lead at the 6:00 minute mark on a goal by forward Kylie Hayes. Hayes received a pass from midfield and netted the ball to the high left side of the net scoring her fourth goal of the season.
The Tigers struck again in the 87th minute as Aly Hancock blasted a cross pass from three yards into the back of the net past Jasper.
Memphis out-shot Missouri State 21-8 and held a 6-2 edge in corner kicks.
Tigers’ keeper Isabel Briones made four saves to earn the shutout.
The Bears will open Missouri Valley Conference play when they travel to Omaha, Neb. to take on Creighton
University on Friday, Oct. 5, at 5:00 p.m.