Cougars Return Home for Colorado State, Missouri State

Cougars Return Home for Colorado State, Missouri State

Complete Game Notes

SIUE (2-3, 0-0 OVC)
vs Colorado State (1-3-1, 0-0 Mountain West)
Fri., Sept. 8, 7 p.m. CT

SIUE (2-3, 0-0 OVC)
vs Missouri State  (2-4, 0-0 Missouri Valley)
Sun., Sept. 10, 1 p.m. CT

Korte Stadium, Edwardsville, Illinois

LAST TIME: The Cougars fell at UIC 1-0 when Naomi Rushe scored in the 87th minute to put the game away for the Flames. SIUE finished the game with 14 shots and six corner kicks.

SCOUTING THE RAMS: CSU is 1-3-1 with their lone victory coming against New Mexico State on Sept. 1 with a 5-1 win. The Rams played #25 Colorado to a 0-0 draw on Aug. 18. Even though CSU has a losing record, it has outscored its opponents seven goals to six. Ally Murphey-Pauletto is the goal scoring leader for the Rams with three. The Rams have two goalkeepers that have split time this season with Hunter Pelfer getting the bulk of the minutes, Pelfer has accumulated 16 saves this year.

SCOUTING THE BEARS: Missouri State has a 2-4 record this season. The Bears latest victory coming on Sept. 1 when they defeated Southeast Missouri State 1-0. Brooke Prondzinski is the top point scorer for the Bears with five (2 goals, 1 assist). Kaitlin Maxwell has played every minute for MSU and has tallied 33 total saves, which is good for second in the Missouri Valley Conference.  

HOME SWEET HOME: The past two seasons, SIUE is a combined 7-1-2 when playing at Korte Stadium. The only loss was last week when the Cougars fell to SLU. The Cougars' next three games are at home. SIUE went undefeated at home last season.

WHAT A SAVE: Juli Rossi has 30 saves on the season, which is second most in the OVC. Rossi has played every minute in net for the Cougars.

TOP PERFORMERS:  Caroline Hoefert is the point's leader for the Cougars with five (2 goals, 1 assist). MacKenzie Litzsinger has two points on the season with her lone goal being the game winner against Cal Poly.

WHAT A PASS: Emily Grahl has started all five games for SIUE, recording the game winning-assist against Western Illinois. She is now in the top 10 for career assists at SIUE with 16.