Box Score | Season Stats
TULSA, Okla. – The Missouri State men's soccer team (4-3-1) allowed just its sixth goal of the season in the Bears' 1-0 loss to Tulsa (5-2-2) on Tuesday (Sept. 27) at Hurricane Stadium.
started the first-half push for the Bears, taking the first shot for either team 57 seconds into the match. Two Bears – Stuart Wilkin
and Emmerich Hoegg
– fired back-to-back shots in the 9th
minute but Tulsa's goalkeeper, Jake McGuire, saved the first while a Golden Hurricane defender blocked the second.
The lone shot for Tulsa in the first half came in the 26th
minute, while Buckle and Hoegg took one more apiece to give the Bears the 5-1 shot advantage going into halftime.
The Golden Hurricane made MSU goalkeeper, Liam Priestley
, work early in the second half, recording three shots in the first ten minutes, sending two right into the hands of Priestley.
In the 66th
minute of the match, MSU was called for a foul in the box, setting up a penalty kick for the home team. Tulsa's Zack Stavrou took the penalty kick for the Golden Hurricane, giving Tulsa the 1-0 lead over Missouri State.
Less than a minute later, MSU's Scott Midgley
took his second shot of the half in an attempt to start an offensive push for the Bears. In the 67th
minute, Jordy Robins
and Ugo Galtier
each fired a shot for MSU just high of the net.
would take the 11th
and final shot of the match for MSU in the 86th
minute, placing the ball in the hands of Tulsa's McGuire. The Bears have taken 10 or more shots in six of the team's eight matches this season. Missouri State has already registered 98 shots through eight games played, which is 21 more than this time last year.
The Bears return to the pitch at Evansville on Saturday (Oct. 1) at 6 p.m. The match between MSU and the Purple Aces is set to kick off at 6 p.m. and will be available for fans on The Valley On ESPN3