WARRENSBURG, Mo. (Nov. 1, 2017)-- Top-ranked Central Missouri Jennies Soccer opened up postseason play in the MIAA Tournament with a 4-0 shutout win over the Emporia State Hornets Wednesday night at Jennies Field. With the win the Jennies advance to the semifinal round of the MIAA Tournament and improve to 19-0 on the year.
How It Happened
• The Jennies scored three of their four goal in the first period to control the match against the Hornets (8-9-2, 4-6-1 MIAA). The Jennies used their home field advantage to control the pace from the onset. UCM outshot ESU 29-7, with a 14-2 shots on goal edge.
• Abby Rhodes scored two of the Jens three first period goals and finished with three total. She scored her first goal at the 2:58 mark when she got the ball at midfield and went all the way down to the right wing to hit the left end of the net, giving UCM a early 1-0 lead.
• The Jennies made it a 2-0 game in the 13th minute thanks to a goal by Baylie Edwards. Deep in Hornet territory she manged to handle a deflected kick by the Hornets at the right wing and, like Rhodes, sent her shot to the left end of the net past the goalkeeper's reach.
• Rhodes added goal No. 2 of the night for her late in the first period, scoring in the 35th minute. Mikala Modiri played a cross from the right side of the field, that was deflected by the Hornets, going right to Rhodes on the right wing. She played a quick hit to the top middle of the net to give UCM a commanding 3-0 lead.
• With the 3-0 lead at halftime, the Jennies outshot the Hornets 16-5 overall and 8-2 in shots on frame.
• The Jennies continued to apply pressure in the second period, but scored just one more goal. Rhodes added her third and final goal of the night in the 56th minute. Jada Scott took a shot that was saved by the goalkeeper but she was not able to control the loose ball, setting Rhodes up for the quick score into the middle of the net from inside the box.
• UCM took 13 shots total in the second period, with six coming on goal and limited ESU to just two overall to earn the shutout win.
Jennies Stat Leaders
• Rhodes put up six point on three goals thanks to four shots overall and three shots on goal. Her three goals bumps her season total to 14 now, which now leads the team.
• Edwards took the most shots for UCM with seven overall and four coming on frame. She finished the night with two points and her one goal puts her season total at 10.
• Jada Scott had five shots overall and two shots on goal.
• Goalkeeper Ana Dilkes picked up her 19th straight win on the season as she and the Jennies defense earned their fifth straight shutout and 17th overall of the season.
For the Hornets
• Only two ESU players managed to get off more than one shot against the Jennies in Maria Walden and Savannah Hailer. Both finished the night with two apiece.
• Despite taking just one shot each, both Maddie Taylor and Ahston Taylor's shots were the only two to be on goal.
• In net, Bethany Reeves grabbed four saves, but allowed all four goals in 80 minutes of action for the Hornets.
News and Notes
• In net, Dilkes earned her 60th career shutout which is now the most all-time in NCAA Division II history. She passed Chelsea Parise of Grand Valley State (2009-2012) who held the record at 59. Parise posted 59 shutouts in 101 games played and Dilkes managed to reach 60 shutouts in 11 fewer games at 90. Dilkes 60 career shutouts are already a UCM and MIAA record.
• With tonight's win the Jennies improved to 19-0-0 on the season for just the second time in program history. The only other team to go undefeated without a tie through 19 games was the squad for UCM. that team finished the year 19-1-0.
• The Jennies extend their MIAA record of scoring at least one goal in a game to 52 straight.
• UCM will host the semifinal round and championship round at Jennies Field as the highest remaining seed. The Jennies will play the winner of Fort Hays State and Missouri Southern. The Jennies will play in the first game on Friday, Nov. 3, with the kickoff being set for 4 p.m.