Missouri State Lady Bears

bearhead_125.jpgWell, the new Sports Information Director at MSU appears to be on the ball. We’re getting Spring soccer reports for the first time in my memory. While I was celebrating upcoming nuptials for my nephew Tim (Glendale 2003) on Saturday, the Lady Bear’s were picking up where they left off last Fall.

Aguilar Goal Helps Bears Past Drury in First Exhibition of Spring Season
Missouri State got a goal by Sam Aguilar in the second half and a shutout by Jessica Teahan to turn back the Drury Panthers in the Bears’ first women’s soccer exhibition of the spring season Saturday. Christine Cross and Kelsey Finders factored into the game’s only goal with assists for the Bears.

After a back-and-forth first half, Missouri State took control of the tempo in the second 45 minutes with improved scoring chances and combination play. The increase in energy led to Aguilar’s open look and goal on a solid strike.

In related news, the Lady Bears have a transfer player on campus this Spring who got some time in Saturday’s match. Jordi Ferrell has transfered from Murray State where she played in one game prior to being injured. Jodie is from Sikeston and has played for the RegionII ODP pool. I first noticed her in 2004 after the State Cup and saw that her photos were getting rated higher on Google than mine were. I’ve fixed that after four years of hard work and she’s continued on her path to a college career as peak at her recruiting site will indicate.

The Post-Dispatch also pointed this way recently, with Missouri State is counting on four soccer recruits

Missouri State is looking to four local athletes to further strengthen its soccer program, which finished 10-7-2 last season and fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Headlining the Bears’ recruiting class are midfielder-forwards Katelyn Frederickson (Nerinx Hall), Megan Jaskowiak (Althoff) and Becky Handley (St. Joseph’s), plus defender Claire Hulcer (St. Joseph’s).

Frederickson has helped Nerinx Hall to a combined 42 victories the past two seasons.

Handley and Hulcer are part of a St. Joseph’s program that has posted 61 wins over the last three years and finished no worse than third in the Class 2 state tournament.

Jaskowiak was an integral member of an Althoff team that was runner-up in the 2008 Class AA state tournament in Illinois.

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