Senior Night for Women's Soccer Packed with Excitement
Oct. 20, 2011
The Missouri State women's soccer team (10-3-2, 3-0-1) will host UNI (7-7-2, 2-2-0) for senior night on Saturday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Plaster Field. It will be "Pack Plaster Pink" night as anyone wearing BearWear, pink or a soccer jersey will be admitted free in an attempt to break the all-time women's soccer attendance record. Missouri State will honor its six seniors - Tara Bailes, Logan Bisbee, Christine Cross, Jennifer Hamlin, Jeslynne McGrath and Jessica Teahan - prior to Saturday's match.
The Bears, who are tied for first-place in the MVC, are riding a team record 10-game unbeaten streak and have won the last eight matchups with the Panthers. MSU has five shutouts of UNI in the last eight and have won the last four in Springfield.
Senior goalkeeper Jessica Teahan leads all Valley goalkeepers with six shutouts this season. The last time UNI visited Plaster Field, Teahan shut out the Panthers and the Bears scored just 21 seconds into the match, the earliest goal in school history.
Freshman forward Bethany Smith leads the Bears in goals (7), game-winning goals (3), points (16) and shots on goal (20). She has scored at least one goal in four of the Bears' last five matches.
The Beartones will perform at halftime and the first 75 MSU students through the gate will receive a free t-shirt. As part of the Bears' initiative to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, MSU will be collecting donations at the gate on Saturday night. The match will also be recorded for rebroadcast by Mediacom.