Emporia State Soccer Ties Missouri Southern 2-2 (2OT) In Joplin

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

October 21, 2012 - Tommi Bouknight scored the game-tying goal in the 77th minute to give the Emporia State soccer team a 2-2 tie in double overtime against Missouri Southern in Joplin, Mo.

Goalkeeper Melanie Nuessen made seven saves as Bouknight has now scored in three of the past four games for the Hornets.

Emporia State took the lead inside ten minutes when Emily Burris found the net on the Hornets first shot at the 9:16 mark in the first half, her first as an Emporia State player.

Missouri Southern fought back, attempting eight shots in the first half to Emporia State’s two. The Lions equalized with five minutes remaining in the first half when Natascha Lord found Megan Stueve, whose 12th goal of the year made the score 1-1 at half time.

In the second half, the Lions grabbed the lead in the 66th minute when Dana Wilhelm was set up by Stueve to give Missouri Southern a 2-1 advantage.

The Hornets pressured to even the score, and did so 11 minutes later when Bouknight’s shot bounced over Missouri Southern goalkeeper Beth Sammons’ head to make the score 2-2.

Neither side was able to grab the winning goal in overtime, where the Lions out shot the Hornets 5-1.

Emporia State returns to ESU Pitch for its final two regular season games this weekend, hosting Northeastern State at 4 p.m. on Friday and Central Oklahoma at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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