Stars Drop Second AMC Contest at Columbia College, 14-0Stephens soccer was shutout by the Cougars after scoring in four of the past five matches
COLUMBIA, Mo. – (Box Score) The Stephens College soccer team made the short trip to Columbia College on Thursday (Sept. 26) to take on a Cougars’ squad that received votes in the recent NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Poll. The Cougars backed up the ranking, as they recorded their sixth shutout of 2013 and defeated the Stars 14-0.
Despite the lopsided score, the Stars continued to put their best foot forward until the final whistle sounded. The defense allowed nine goals before halftime, but stepped up in the second period to decrease the opponent’s shot total by eight and limit the Cougars to five second-half goals.
After combining for 34 shots and 15 shots on goal in the two previous matches, Stephens was shut down by a stout Cougar defense. In fact, the Stars were unable to take a single shot under the lights at the R. Marvin Owens Soccer Stadium.
Columbia piled up 48 shots on the evening, with 27 on target. Sophomore goalkeeper Briannica Ponder notched 13 saves and surpassed the 100-save plateau in the ninth match of the season.
Stephens dropped to 0-9-0 overall and is now 0-2 in American Midwest Conference (AMC) competition. With parents in town for Family Weekend, the Stars will take on a winless Williams Baptist (0-8-0, 0-3-0 AMC) squad on Saturday (Sept. 28) at 11 a.m.