CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.
– Southeast Missouri (4-7-3, 1-3-3) and Belmont (9-4-1, 5-2) combined for six goals in the second half of Sunday's soccer match with Belmont coming out on top in the end, 4-2.
Southeast was outshot 9-3 in the opening half then came out to top the Bruins in the second half, 13-7. The final shot tally finished with 16 for each squad while each put eight on goal.
led the way with five shots while Shelby Beussink
scored a goal with three shots. Lexi Grote
and Maddy Cornell
each had two shots.
Sunday's match was SEMO's first multi-goal game since scoring two against Green Bay Aug. 27. Southeast's 16 shots was also the most since putting up 29 against Green Bay.
Statistically, the two teams came out evenly matched in shots, shots on goal, and corner kicks (2). Belmont out-fouled Southeast, 9-7.
allowed all four goals in her 90-minute performance and made four stops.
Lily Herman played all 90 minutes in goal for Belmont, allowing two goals and making six saves.
The Redhawks and Bruins played to a scoreless stalemate in the opening 45 minutes of the match. The Redhawks trailed in shots 9-3 after the first half but only two of Belmont's shots were put on goal. Gonzales got a pair of shots off, landing one on goal.
Sydney Cason netted the go-ahead goal in the 55th
minute. Belicia Mendiola passed to her right to a waiting Cason who fired a point-blank shot into the left side of the goal to put the Burins ahead 1-0 with 35 minutes to play.
SEMO and Belmont combined for three goals in a matter of a minute and a half beginning in the 67th
Julie Garst scored to make it 2-0 on a pass from Mendiola. A minute and 13 seconds later, Mendiola scored her ninth goal of the season on a free kick to make it 3-0.
Nineteen seconds after that, Paige Blankenheim
crossed ahead to Beussink who scored from 20 yards out to narrow the lead to 3-1. The goal was Beussink's first career goal.
In the 73rd
minute, Megan Michela scored an unassisted goal off a pickoff to bring the tally to 4-1 in the Bruins' favor.
netted her second goal of the season on a header with an assist from Cornell to cut the lead in half, 4-2 in the 79th
minute of the match.
Southeast is back in action with a pair of home games next weekend beginning Friday against Eastern Illinois. Kickoff from Houck is slated for 6:30 p.m.