MSSU’s Edwards records two goals in loss to no. 24 UCO

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JOPLIN — The Missouri Southern women’s soccer team scored three goals in the final ten minutes, but could not pull off the upset of No. 24 Central Oklahoma as the Bronchos escaped with a 5-3 victory inside Fred G. Hughes Stadium Friday evening.

MSSU (2-9-0, 1-3-0 MIAA) forced UCO (8-1-2, 3-1-0 MIAA) to a scoreless first period while limiting them to 11 total shots. Then in the second period, the Bronchos came back with 11 more shots and five of them found the back of the goal for a 5-0 lead at the 64th minute of play.

Senior forward Jessica Edwards rattled off back-to-back goals in the span of two minutes, followed by a goal from senior defender Brianna Smith to get within two, with eight minutes left in regulation.

Senior Goalkeeper Luz Galindo made six saves on 22 total shots faced in over 68 minutes of time between the posts.

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