photo courtesy UNI Athletic Communications
Springfield, Mo–The University of Northern Iowa women’s soccer team was shut out by the Missouri State Bears 1-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference title match.
The Bears got on the board in the 8th minute, sailing the ball over goalkeeper Jami Reichenberger’s head. Missouri State’s Brooke Prondzinki scored her sixth goal of the season, off an assist from Rachel Catrell.
Freshman Jordyn Petty saw action in her first game as a Panther, defending against four Missouri State balls. The Panthers were plagued by fouls, receiving twelve during the game. Jenny Wick and Kelsey Yarrow each receiving a yellow card late in the second period. The Bears also recorded twelve fouls and one yellow card.
The Panthers end the 2017 season, setting the record this season in victories (14), goals (34), assists (29), shots (309) and shutouts (11). The Panthers final record is 14-5-1.
“I thought our team responded well. Jordyn stepped in nicely when Jami (Reichenberger) went down. I was surprised by how physical the officials let the game be. The fire is lit for next year and we need that fire. I’m so proud of this team and the effort they put forth today,” UNI head coach Bruce Erickson said.
UNI’s Sydney Hayden received the Elite 17 award, honoring academic and athletic performances. Brynell Yount, Kelsey Yarrow, and Allison Bitter were named to the all-tournament team.
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