Nov. 5, 2005 – The Truman women’s soccer team celebrated senior day on Saturday by winning their seventh consecutive MIAA title in handing Missouri Western a 5-0 defeat. The Bulldogs clinched the title with the win and Missouri Southern’s loss Friday night in Warrensburg.
The scoring started early as Truman jumped out in the first minute when seniors Chayil Wiedeman sent a cross that found the foot of Rachel McCarville who put the ball in the net for the lead. McCarville struck again in the 14th minute when she scored off her own rebound.
Three minutes later, Wiedeman scored to put the Bulldogs up by three. Wiedeman’s goal was assisted by another senior in Molly Benson.
The only underclassman to score on the day was freshman Emily Newsham, who was assisted by another freshman in Brigitte Pohren off a corner kick in the 37th minute. Newsham’s goal was her fourth of the season as she led all newcomers in 2005.
The final goal of the game came eight minutes into the second half off a restart. Seniors Lauren Cepicky played the ball to Mo Bylina, who chipped it over the head of the Missouri Western keeper for her first goal of the season and the 5-0 margin.
Like on Friday, Truman’s defense dominated allowing only just two shots on goal, while putting 10 on the Griffon goal. Lauren Davis and Emily Roark each played a half in the shutout win.
Missouri Western ends their first season of women’s soccer with a 3-15-1 record and 2-11-1 MIAA mark. The Bulldogs win for the 10th time this season and finish with a 10-7-3 record and an 8-3-3 conference mark. Truman finishes the MIAA season with 27 points and their seventh MIAA crown in seven years of being a conference sport. Missouri Southern has just one game left but can not catch the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs will wait to see if they make the NCAA tournament on Saturday but were 10th in the latest regional poll. The top four teams make the post-season tournament out of the region.