SSU falls in soccer, volleyball


The Shawnee State men’s soccer team (3-5) obtained seven saves from Brandon Pfeiffer and kept Mount Vernon Nazarene offense scoreless for the entire first half of play on Wednesday. But the Cougars (3-1-1) used three goals over a 20 minute span, and Bears fell to Mount Vernon Nazarene 3-0 in a non-conference affair at Cougar Field on Wednesday evening.

In the second half, the Mount Vernon Nazarene offense kicked into high gear. After a Noah Larson goal was negated by an offside call, it seemed as if the game would remain scoreless up until the game’

Noah Larson came through with an unassisted goal at the 50:47 mark by beating SSU keeper Brandon Pfeiffer to the ball and shifting to the right, and sending the ball to the near side of the net to five the Cougars the 1-0 advantage.

In the 70th minute, Mount Vernon Nazarene would put the game away. Preston Spurrier took a corner kick from Joshua Alexander and redirected the ball past a diving Pfeiffer into the left side of the net to put the Cougars up by a 2-0 tally. Alexander then added the finishing touches 27 seconds later, taking a near-side cross from Aaron Russell and finishing it with a header to give the Cougars a 3-0 lead.

Offensively, the Bears were led by Wiget, who had two shots, including one on goal. Cody Hartong’s free kick would serve as the only other shot on goal for Shawnee State in the contest. Caspar Nolte and Joe Lamont added two shots apiece for the Bears.

Shawnee State will receive two days of rest before returning to the Shawnee Turf on Saturday to Kick for Crohn’s. The Bears will host St. Catharine in the second game of a women’s and men’s soccer doubleheader as part of the Alumni Weekend festivities. The scheduled start time is set for 3 p.m.

Volleyball swept by Georgetown —The Shawnee State volleyball squad fell in straight sets against No. 16 Georgetown (25-14, 25-18, 25-19) in a Mid-South Conference (MSC) road contest at the Davis-Reid Alumni Gymnasium in Georgetown on Wednesday evening.

Bonnie Heusing led the way for SSU (7-5, 0-3 MSC), recording 18 assists and 10 digs. Madison Smith would add an additional 10 digs for the Bears. Christina Shelton and Lauren Helbig would lead the way in the attack department with five kills apiece, while Ashley Galbrath and Miranda Clark finished just behind the former pair with four kills each.

Shawnee State’s next contest will be on Saturday in Portsmouth, as the Bears will host a non-conference matchup against Indiana University-East as part of Alumni Weekend festivities. The matchup, which will be held at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium, is slated for a 12 p.m. start time.

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