Women's Soccer Set for Key Valley Showdown at Indiana State
Oct. 23, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Missouri State women's soccer team (5-8-3, 2-0-2) heads to Terre Haute, Ind., for a pivotal MVC match against Indiana State (7-8-0, 2-2-0) on Friday at 6:00 p.m. Central time. The Bears sit in second place in the Valley with eight points and the Sycamores are just two points back of MSU with Evansville sandwiched in between.
"Indiana State is very critical for seeding purposes," said head coach Rob Brewer about Friday's match. "A win can put us in a very good spot and if we get three points, that's taking point away from them. Getting three points on the road is a high priority for us. We have to stay focused on what's in front of us and not look forward or look back."
The Last Meeting
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Missouri State enters Friday's match with consecutive MVC shutouts, the first back-to-back scoreless draws for the Bears since 2002. MSU hasn't allowed a goal in MVC play since the first half of the match at Loyola on October 5.
On Sunday, Molly Huber converted a penalty kick for the Bears, the second successful PK of the year. Missouri State hadn't been awarded two penalty kicks in one season since 2005 and hadn't converted two in a campaign since 2003. With the goal, Huber climbed to nine points on the season, one shy of Shelby Stewart for the team lead.
Bears' goalkeeper Jessica Perry kept her fourth clean sheet of the year last Friday, one shy of the league leaders. She remains the only league keeper with three road shutouts this year.
Missouri State returns home next Thursday (October 31) for the regular season finale against Illinois State at 7:00 p.m. The match against the Redbirds will feature Halloween festivities and be streamed live on Bears All-Access.