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Drake Thwarted At Southeast Missouri State, 2-1

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
Release: August 26, 2012
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Fueled by a pair of unanswered goals, Southeast Missouri State (1-2-1) upended Drake's attempt at victory as the Redhawks registered a 2-1 women's soccer triumph past the Bulldogs (2-2) on Sunday (Aug. 26).

"We went up a goal and were all over them for a span of 15 to 20 minutes, but when we're on the road we have to capitalize when we have the run of play," Drake head coach Lindsey Horner commented.  "It's exciting that we came out with energy, got in their box and created chances, but we have to score goals and be sharper and tougher to break down in our defensive third. So as long as we continue to learn from these early season mistakes, these road swings will help us in the long run."

The Bulldogs took an early lead in the contest, as Drake was the recipient of an own goal at the 5:57 mark.

The advantage held until Erin Shulman netted the equalizer in the 22nd minute (21:43) on a penalty kick.

Courtney Luehmann notched the game-winning tally for the Redhawks at the 59:36 mark to account for the final 2-1 score.

Junior Generve Charles (Wausau, Wis./Wausau East) led the Drake attack with a team-high four shots, while juniors Brittany Schuling (Bondurant, Iowa/Bondurant-Farrar) and Paige Dusek (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North) added three and two shots, respectively.  Shulman paced Southeast Missouri State with a game-high five shots.

Junior Kalena Litch (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) collected three saves for the Bulldogs, while Renee Kertz recorded a game-high six saves.

Drake returns to action on Friday (Aug. 31) as the Bulldogs close out a four-game road swing with a 6:00 p.m. tilt at South Dakota State.

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