WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Central Missouri (16-2-4) defeated Southwestern Oklahoma State (20-1-1) 3-0 at the South Recreation Complex on Sunday. With the win, the Jennies advance to the third round of the NCAA tournament, where they will battle Minnesota State-Mankato (17-1-3) on Friday.
Central Missouri took the 1-0 lead in the 19th minute of the match when Becky Lackey sent a pass from Carly Stanley into the back of the net from 25 yards out. It was Lackey’s seventh goal of the season and Stanley’s fifth assist. Stanley picked up her team-high sixth assist just six minutes later when she found Alexis Robbers dashing towards the left side of the box. Robbers controlled the ball and slid it home for the 2-0 lead. The goal from Robbers is her team-high 10th of the year.
The Jennies went into halftime with a 6-3 advantage in shots taken and 4-2 edge in corner kicks.
After dishing out two assists in the first half, Stanley recived a cross from Kayla Shain cross in the 60th minute. She converted on the right side of the box for her fifth goal of the season, giving the Jens their final 3-0 score.
Shain and Stanley finished with a team-high six assists.
The Jennies outshot the Bulldogs 10-4 in the match, including a 9-5 corner kick advantage.
Central Missouri goalkeeper Morgan Hartzler went the full 90 minutes, made three saves and picked up her eighth shutout while improving her record to 9-1-2.