The Emporia State soccer team improved their record to 5-3-1 with a win over Southwest Baptist and a tie with nationally ranked Central Missouri. The Hornets have won their last three of four games at home.
Yadira Rivera, freshman goalkeeper, blocked seven shots against Southwest Baptist last Friday, making the third straight shutout win for the Hornets. Elizabeth High, junior forward, scored the Hornets only goal for the night with a cross pass from Tommi Brouknight, a senior forward, with just over four minutes left in the game. This was the first time in the school’s history the soccer team has won three straight shutout games.
“Yadira made some big saves for us and that is such a lift. We battled in front of her but she is always protecting behind us,” said Bryan Sailer, head coach, in an interview with Media Relations after the game.
The Hornets followed up their victory over Southwest Baptist with #14 Central Missouri last Sunday, yet again holding them scoreless. Neither team scored, despite several one on one attempts as the game ended in a tie after double overtime. Rivera blocked 14 shots on the goal and 38 shots overall.
Making for her fourth straight shutout game, Rivera broke the schools record posting 395.45 consecutive scoreless minutes for the Hornets. Rivera was also named MIAA goalkeeper of the week.
Continuing their home game run, the Hornets take on the University of Nebraska Kearney tomorrow, followed by Fort Hays next Sunday.