Emporia State Soccer Falls To Fort Hays State

By: ESU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: ESU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

September 30, 2012 - Goals at the beginning and end of the second half by Fort Hays State proved to be too much as the Emporia State soccer team fell by a score of 2-0 on the road at FHSU Soccer Stadium in Hays, Kan.

The Hornets are now 3-6-1, 0-4-1 MIAA. The Tigers improve to 7-3-0, 3-2-0 MIAA.

Nikki Schmitz made five saves, two in the first half and three in the second.

The game was scoreless at half time and each team had two shots on goal. Shannon Thomas’ effort in the fifth minute forced a save from Tigers goalkeeper Nicole Barnaba. Emporia State’s other shot on goal came in the 27th minute courtesy of forward Jordan Foutch.

The Tigers took the lead shortly after half time from a corner kick. Bethany Keefer met the ball with a header, which Sade Humphrey knocked into the net. Fort Hays State added to its lead late in the second half when Humphrey crossed the ball from the left where it was met by Ember Albertson for the Tigers’ second goal.

The Hornets were on the defensive in the second half, and were out shot by the Tigers 11-0.

Emporia State returns home to play Northwest Missouri on Friday. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.

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