Tigers Edge Hornets 3-2 in Non-Conference Play Sunday

FHSU Sports Information Department

EMPORIA, Kan. – Fort Hays State Women’s Soccer completed a weekend sweep of non-conference games against conference opponents with a 3-2 win over Emporia State on Sunday. The Tigers netted six goals in the last two matches after a 3-0 win at Nebraska-Kearney on Friday, moving to 3-3 overall on the season.

Emporia State (4-2) took an early lead in the match with a goal in the eighth minute by Amelie Heun. However, the Tigers would storm back with just over 10 minutes to play in the first half.

Hannah Smith knotted the match at 1-1 with a penalty kick goal in the 34th minute, then 27 seconds later Cassi Moosburger found the back of the net off an assist from Hannah Jurgens. The Tigers moved in front 2-1 in the blink of an eye, the eventual score at halftime.

Kylee Loneker provided what would turn into the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute. Moosburger found her just in front of the goal in the box to put the Tigers up 3-1.

Emporia State put pressure back on with another goal from Heun in the 81st minute, but the Tigers clamped down the rest of the way for the win.

Kristen Thompson moved to 3-2 at goalkeeper for the season with the win. Emporia State took 23 shots in the match and Thompson denied eight of the 10 on goal. Yadira Rivera took the loss, though she notched seven saves.

Fort Hays State opens MIAA play on Friday (Sept. 25) in Hays against Southwest Baptist at 6 pm.

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