Tahlequah Daily Press

October 21, 2013

RiverHawks hang double digits on Southwest Baptist

— The No. 24-ranked Northeastern State men’s soccer team defeated Southwest Baptist 10-0 Saturday night at DeLoache Field.

The RiverHawks (6-2-3, 3-1-1 MIAA) earned a much-needed victory in league action, while the Bearcats (0-15-0, 0-6-0 MIAA) remained winless on the season.

Northeastern State put up five goals in the first half and five in the second, while outshooting the visitors 34-1. The double-digit goal total was the most NSU has scored in a match since dropping 14 on Southwestern Oklahoma State on Oct. 10, 2003.

The RiverHawks will close out their recent five-match home stand with a 6:30 p.m. makeup match Oct. 21 against Southern Nazarene.

NSU women lose to No. 24 Jennies

WARRENSBURG, Mo. – The Northeastern State women’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 24 Central Missouri Sunday afternoon at the South Recreation Complex.

The RiverHawks (11-3-0, 5-3-0 MIAA) saw their recent six-match win streak snapped, while the Jennies (10-2-2, 6-1-1 MIAA) stayed atop the league table.

Central Missouri got on the board quickly when Becky Lackey put away an Abby Rhodes pass in the third minute. Carley Stanley scored for the home side in the 18th minute, and UCM took a 2-0 edge into the break.

The second half started just as the first, as the Jennies scored quickly. Hannah Pyle scored in the 47th minute on the third assist of the day from Rhodes, and the RiverHawks would only be able to respond in the 85th minute when senior midfielder Renee’ Valcarcel headed in a corner kick from sophomore midfielder McKenzie Musella.

Central Missouri outshot Northeastern State by a narrow 10-9 margin, and the home club also had a slim 6-5 advantage corner kicks.

True freshman Jordan Woodruff, a four-time MIAA Goalkeeper of the Week award recipient, allowed a season-high three goals and took the loss after finishing with three saves. Jessica Grindstaff earned the win after saving five shots.

Northeastern State will now be home for its final four matches of the regular season, beginning with a 7 p.m. meeting Oct. 25 with rival Central Oklahoma.