Women Soccer: Women’s team ‘should have a better record than we do'

Dan Moreno

The Lady Roos fell below .500 on Sunday with a 3-0 loss to Tulsa in the UMKC tournament at Durwood Stadium.

Though the Roos have been stingy defensively, the Golden Hurricane scored in the fifth minute. Tulsa defender Claire Hulcer placed a corner-kick deep in the Kangaroos’ zone as midfielder Lexis Learmonth scored on a header.

In the 37th minute, Hulcer controlled the ball about 25 yards out and sent a shot just over the reach of goalkeeper Jami Finnell for a 2-0 lead.

Tulsa put the game out of reach in the 77th minute when forward Claire Nicholson sent a header-pass to midfielder Alexa Sidorakis, who shot it past Finnell.

The Lady Roos now stand 2-3-2. They placed defenders Sarah Shaughnessy and Erika Teson on the All-Tournament Team.

“I think we are doing pretty well, but at the same time I think we should have a better record than we do,” Cissel said.

The Lady Roos opened their season Aug. 17th with a 1-0 loss on the road at Oklahoma State, now ranked 3rd in the nation. The match was decided by an own goal. But according to Cissel, “the good thing is that we kept them scoreless for 75 minutes.

“[That showed]we can play against a top 5 team in the nation and expect to win.”

One of the early bright spots has been goalkeeper Jami Finnel, who earned the

Summit League Defensive Player of the Week award for two consecutive weeks.

The team’s offensive leader has been junior forward Taylor Bare. She was named Summit League Co-Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals against Green Bay on Sept. 2nd.

“It’s nice to win an award, but I can’t do it without the team,” Bare said.

The Lady Roos will travel to Omaha, Neb., to play Creighton on Thursday at 7 p.m.

One of the early bright spots has been goalkeeper Jami Finnel, who earned the Summit League Defensive Player of the Week award for two consecutive weeks.

The team’s offensive leader has been junior forward Taylor Bare. She was named Summit League Co-Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals against Green Bay on Sept. 2nd.

“It’s nice to win an award, but I can’t do it without the team,” Bare said.

The Lady Roos will travel to Omaha, Neb., to play Creighton on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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