MSU ends team’s season


By Natalie Goin
Posted on November 1, 2012 | Sports | Comments Off
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Midfielder Julie Coppedge dribbles the ball in front of a defender at the Wildcat Soccer pitch. The Wildcats lost to Midwestern State University 1-0 in the Lone Star Conference post-season tournament. The loss ends the 'Cats season. (Optimist photo by Curtis Christian)

The Wildcats’ soccer season came to an end on Thursday, when the Midwestern State Mustangs came away with a 1-0 victory in the first game of the Lone Star Conference post-season tournament.

The ‘Cats fought for the fifth and final seed in the tournament, coming back to win their last four games after the start of an uncharacteristic losing season.

But it wasn’t enough to make it to the second round of the tournament in Canyon.

The Wildcats outshot the Mustangs 12-10, but despite several opportunities, no one was able to follow through with a goal.

Junior forward Andrea Carpenter led the ‘Cats in shots with four total and three on goal.

Senior midfielder Julie Coppedge also had four shots with two on goal.

Sophomore midfielder Sarah Schoch, sophomore midfielder Megan Turner, freshman forward Lindsey Jones, senior defender Lexi Stirling all had one shot each.

The game remained scoreless until the 57th minute when Maddie Fraser saw Payton Fookes open from the right corner of the field. Fookes connected with a header in front of the net slipping past senior goalkeeper Arielle Moncure to make the score 1-0. It was her fifth goal of the year. Moncure finished the match with three saves.

It was the third meeting between the Mustangs and the Wildcats this season. The first match ended in a 1-1 tie, and the ‘Cats beat MSU 2-0 last Friday in Abilene.

The Wildcats finish their season with a 8-10-1 overall record.

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