Highlights from this Week
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Thursday, August 28
Football at Northwestern State
Missouri State kicked off the 2014 season in grand style Thursday evening, rallying from a 17-point second-half deficit to pull out a 34-27 victory over Northwestern State at Turpin Stadium. Kierra Harris matched a career high by passing for three touchdowns, including a 13-yard scoring strike to Gannon Sinclair with just over five minutes remaining in the game to put the Bears on top for good.
Friday, August 29
Field hockey at Monmouth
The Missouri State volleyball team opened its 2014 season Friday with a 3-0 loss to New Mexico State at the Utah Classic. The Bears (0-1) lost by set scores of 28-26, 25-17, 25-15, to a talented NMSU (1-0) club picked to win its third consecutive Western Athletic Conference title.
The Missouri State men’s soccer team earned their first win of the season on Friday night, after defeating the University of The Incarnate Word, 1-0. The score line may be a replica of last season’s opener against the Cardinals, but many things were different in the 2014 edition of the game.
Women’s Soccer at Tulsa
L, 3-2 (OT)
The Missouri State women’s soccer team (1-2-0) took the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-0-0) to overtime for the fourth-straight matchup, but fell in the extra session 3-2 in Tulsa on Friday night to open the Holiday Inn City Center Tulsa Invitational.
Saturday, August 30
Women’s Volleyball at Utah
Missouri State split a pair of matches at the Utah Classic Saturday, falling in five sets to host Utah in the morning match and sweeping Montana State in the evening session to finish the weekend with a 1-2 record. Freshmen Lily Johnson and Lynsey Wright combined for 47 of Missouri State’s 98 kills on the day, and seniors Andrea Beaty and Maddy Hogan were selected to the all-tournament team.
Field Hockey at Rider
Missouri State sophomore goalkeeper Megan Drew made a career-high seven saves as the Bears were defeated by the Rider Broncs, 1-0, Saturday, Aug. 30, at Ben Cohen Field in Lawrenceville, N.J.
Sunday, August 30
Women’s Soccer at Oral Roberts
T, 2-2 (OT)
The Missouri State women’s soccer team (1-2-1) got a late equalizing goal from junior Alix Opfer and played Oral Roberts (0-2-2) to a 2-2 draw to wrap up the Holiday Inn City Center Tulsa Invitational on Sunday afternoon. Fellow junior Molly Brewer had a goal and an assist in the match, her fourth career assist against the Golden Eagles.
Monday, September 1
Field Hockey at Villanova
Villanova University scored two goals in the first eight minutes and didn’t look back as the Missouri State Bears fell 4-1 to the Wildcats on Monday, Sept. 1, at Villanova Stadium.
Men’s Soccer at Oral Roberts
L, 1-0 (2OT)
The Missouri State Bears men’s soccer team (1-1-0) dropped a tough road contest at Oral Roberts (1-0-0) in the second extra period of Monday’s game. The Golden Eagles scored the game’s lone goal in the 104th minute off the head of Johnny Chavez.
Coming up this Week
Thursday, September 4, Field Hockey vs. UC Davis, 4:00pm, Betty and Bobby Allison North Stadium.
Thursday, September 4, Volleyball vs. Oral Roberts, 7:00pm, Hammons
Friday, September 5, Volleyball vs. Western Kentucky, 7:00pm, Hammons
Saturday, September 6, Volleyball vs. Incarnate Word, 12:30pm, Hammons
Saturday, September 6, M Soccer vs. UMKC, 7:00pm, Allison South
Saturday, September 6, Volleyball vs. Milwaukee, 7:00pm, Hammons
Sunday, September 7, W Soccer vs. Arkansas State, 1:00pm, Allison South
Sunday, September 7, Field Hockey vs. Saint Louis, 2:00pm, Allison North
Tuesday, September 9, Softball vs. Neosho CC, 4:00pm, Killian Softball Complex.
Tuesday, September 9, Softball vs. Neosho CC, 6:00pm, Killian Softball Complex.