Lady Tigers Fall To Southwest Missouri State 3-2 In Women's Soccer Action
Sept. 12, 2003
Springfield, Mo. - Southwest Missouri State held on for a 3-2 victory over the University of Memphis in women's soccer action Friday in cool and rainy conditions at the Cooper Sports Complex . A first-half goal by SMSU midfielder Jaclyn Hood on a penalty kick was the difference in the game as both teams scored twice and attempted eight shots a piece in the second half.
Defender Sarah Guenther gave the Bears a 2-0 advantage in the 50th minute on an unassisted goal, but Memphis forward Yuiko Konno quickly answered that with her team-leading second goal of the season in the 55th minute.
Midfielder Chelsea Anderson provided the game-winning goal for SMSU in the 62nd minute on the third unassisted goal of the night for the home team. Freshman Brittany Strung put the Lady Tigers within a goal with her first-collegiate goal in the 80th minute off junior Kirsty Marr's first assist of the season.
That would be as close as the Lady Tigers would get as the Bears held on for their first win of the season. Both teams used a pair of goalkeepers as Alexis Stormo came up big for SMSU with three saves after intermission.
Memphis freshman Amy Clunie led all keepers with fours saves as she allowed just the penalty kick score in the opening half. Senior Kari Rawe played the second half for Memphis and allowed two goals while making one save.
The Lady Tigers will stay in Springfield to take on Drury College in a match scheduled for Noon on Sunday.