Tigers drop two in Wet and Rainy Colorado

Wet and rainy conditions held the Fort Hays State (2-3) women’s soccer team in check during their weekend trip to Colorado as the Tigers would drop both games.

Despite days of heavy rain to Colorado mountain towns the Tigers played their games, but were slowed up by the wet playing conditions.

Fort Hays started off with CU-Colorado Springs and stumbled out of the gates.  Fort Hays only managed to get off two shots at goal in the first half and fell behind early 1-0.  Junior Hannah Levett scored the only goal for CU-Colorado Springs before the breakage in the 24th minute off a header from the corner from teammate senior Angus Arnadottir.  Sophomore Ember Albertson and junior Jamie Babyak were the only Tigers who got off shots in the first half. wet field

Fort Hays came out aggressive after the break rattling off eight shots, but only one on goal.  Red shirt senior Amanda Talbott put her shot on goal with the clock reading 74:25, but it was saved by goalie Kelly Schroeder.  The Mountain Lions would net two more goals, one in the 78th minute and one in the 84th minute to complete the 3-0 shutout.

Red shirt sophomore Ceynada Guzman and Albertson each had two shots while Babyak and Talbott both had three.  Red shirt sophomore Kelsey Grey came into the game to play goal keeper in the final 31:58 as junior Nicole Barnaba, who had five saves was ejected due to a red card.  Head Coach Craig Shaw was also issued a yellow card in the contest.

The Tigers traveled to Pueblo, Colo Sunday Sept.15 for the second game in Colorado, dropping 2-1 in a surprisingly not rainy, but cloudy match.

With no rain the Tigers took full advantage and went with their aggressive play outshooting Colorado State-Pueblo 21-7, but All-RMAC goalie Savannah Thompson only let one slide by as the Thunderwolves beat the Tigers 2-1.

CSU-Pueblo had a 2-0 lead 58 minutes into the game after a scoreless first half.  It wouldn’t be until the 72nd minute until Talbott was able to get a goal for Fort Hays off the feed from freshman Sabrina Van Horn.

Junior Hailey Davey took four shots in the contest, putting three on goal, while sophomore Jordan Hester’s three shots put her second on the team. Freshman Hannah Jurgens, sophomore Dani Harris, Babyak, Van Horn and junior Margaret Meier each had two shots for the Tigers.

Fort Hays will get MIAA play under way next as they head to Warrensburg, Mo. Thursday Sept.19 game time set for 7 p.m.

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