|Central Methodist (Mo.) (11-0-2. 6-0-1 Heart)||0||1||1|
|Graceland University ( 8-3-1, 4-3 Heart)||0||0||0|
|2||89:11||Anika Kallash (Central Methodist (Mo.))|
|Central Methodist (Mo.)||Indv. Leaders||Graceland University|
|#21 Anika Kallash - 1||Goals||None|
|2 Players (#16,#21) - 3||Shots||#37 Megan Kimrey - 4|
|#00 Ashlynn Freeman - 6||Saves||#1 Manaia Siania Unutoa - 6|
|Central Methodist (Mo.)||Team Statistics||Graceland University|
|10 (7)||Shots (on goal)||14 (6)|
LAMONI, IA – A goal in the final minute of the game by No. 10 Central Methodist University, halted Graceland University women's soccer's valiant effort.
"Today was a loss that is pretty hard to swallow, but we have to learn from it and recover quickly," remarked Ozzie White, head women's soccer coach. "Bounce back ability will be key in being ready for the next match."
In the opening 15 minutes of the game, Graceland knocked off four shots. The Yellowjackets continued to challenge the Eagles as the teams battled back and forth. CMU has a couple scoring opportunities the Eagles did not capitalize on. The contest was tied 0-0 at the break.
In the second half, CMU turned up the pressure and challenged Graceland's backline. Manaia Siania Unutoa came up with keys saves for the Yellowjackets, including a diving save off of corner kick. Graceland looked to strike, but were unable to. Central Methodist countered in the final minute of the game. A poor clearance by the Yellowjackets, was collected by Anika Kallash. Kallash struck a well-driven ball from outside the 18 to put the Eagles ahead 1-0 with 24 seconds remaining. Graceland fell 1-0 to Central Methodist University.
Graceland outshot Central Methodist 14-10 in the contest. CMU placed seven shots on goal to GU's six. Megan Kimrey led the team with four shots. Bethany Koutsouridis and Soleya Figueroa added three each. Defensively, Manaia Siania Unutoa recorded six saves in the game.
Graceland University women's soccer will play again at home on Tuesday, October 10. The Yellowjackets will take on Clarke University at 5 p.m.
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