WICHITA, Kan. – FHSU women's woccer improved its record to 6-3 (2-1 MIAA) with a 1-0 shutout over Newman (5-2-3, 1-1-1 MIAA) Sunday afternoon. Fort Hays State has won four out of its last five matches, including a big win at No. 14 Central Oklahoma on Friday night (Oct. 4). FHSU has outscored opponents 7-3 in that five-match stretch, allowing just one goal in the four wins.
There was not much going offensively for either side in the first half. Both sides only mustered up one shot and no shots on goal. A quiet first 45 minutes had both teams scoreless going to the locker room.
FHSU broke through just seven minutes into the second half. Sophomore forward Cailey Perkins notched a shot past keeper Jackie Lari in the lower left corner. Emily Reitz was credited with the assist. The Tigers were able to hang on for the victory thanks to a solid defensive effort, holding the Jets to just four shots for the entire match.
Fort Hays State put up four shots on goal with Perkins claiming half of those. Newman put three shots on goal, all by different players and all stopped by Megan Kneefel (5-2). Kneefel also recorded her 13th career shutout.
The Tigers complete the weekend with two conference road victories after a tough home loss in their MIAA opener. They will be on the road once again next weekend starting with a Friday night match at Missouri Western. The match is set for 6 pm in St. Joseph, Mo.