Sep 1, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Ninety minutes was not enough time for the Missouri State men's soccer team (2-0-0) to defeat the University of Nebraska Omaha (0-2-0) at Plaster Field on Sunday evening. In the second overtime of a scoreless game, sophomore Emmerich Hoegg scored the game winner off of a cross into the box from teammate Alexander Cole.
Hoegg, the Crestview, Fla. native, also scored the game winning goal in Friday night's victory over Incarnate Word. Tonight's goal was scored in the 102nd minute, as compared to the 3rd minute goal two days earlier.
Senior goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg logged his second shutout of the weekend as well.
"This is college soccer right here, you are not going to see many 3-0 or 4-0 games," said Spangenberg. "There are going to be 1-0 games, with late goals. These are the games we live for."
Spangenberg is returning from an injury that kept him out of the entire 2012 season.
The defense in front of Spangenberg was pressured throughout the game, but despite conceding nine shots, continued to lock down and prevent the big play.
Coach Jon Leamy used a total of 21 players throughout the match, making timely subs as the game progressed.
This win concludes the opening home stretch for the Bears. Missouri State travels to face Belmont next Saturday at 2:00 p.m., before returning to Springfield to host the Missouri State Men's Soccer Tournament at home. The tournament will feature the Bears, Detroit, Dayton, and Western Illinois and will be played over a two-day period from Sept. 13-14 at Plaster Field.