(HAYS, Kan.) — Jennies soccer (4-0-1) picked up a 1-0 victory over Fort Hays State (3-2-0, 0-1 MIAA) Friday night, scoring a goal with only 15 seconds remaining in the match to pick up its first MIAA win.
The first period was a battle, with neither team able to find the goal. The Jennies outshot the Tigers 5-0 on-goal and 10-5 overall in the opening stanza but each time were thwarted by the Fort Hays State defense. Central Missouri also held a commanding 7-0 advantage in corner kicks in the first half.
The second half was much of the same for both teams the first 89 minutes and 45 seconds, with both defenses refusing to break. That all changed though in the final minute of play. Jennies freshmen striker Alexis Robbers was fouled by Fort Hays State and awarded a free kick. Robbers stepped up a drilled the kick from 15 yards out straight into the back of the net, giving the Jennies a thrilling 1-0 win over the Tigers. It was Robbers’ second goal of the season and her first game-winner.
Central Missouri goalkeeper Jessica Grindstaff had three saves on the night, all coming in the second half, to pick up her second consecutive shutout and improve her overall record in-goal to 2-0-1 on the season.
The Jennies are back in action Sunday afternoon when they travel to Kearney, Neb., to battle new MIAA foe Nebraska-Kearney in a 1 p.m. match at Cope Stadium at Foster Field. The game will feature a live pay-per-view webcast at: http://www.americaonesports.com/partner_members.asp?id=61