Both Truman State soccer teams pick up home wins

Senior midfielder Sally Smith recorded a goal and an assist to help guide the Truman women's soccer team to its first GLVC win in school history behind a 2-0 victory against Maryville on Friday afternoon.

Smith assisted Suzanne Pelley's first goal in the 32nd minute, then added insurance with her first career tally in the 69th, as the Bulldogs (1-1-1, 1-0 GLVC) evened their record on the season through three matches.

Meanwhile, the defense was strong once again, posting its third regulation shutout in as many tries and allowing the Saints (0-3, 0-1 GLVC) just five shots on goal.

The Bulldogs out-shot Maryville 21-10 on the day, including a 12-2 advantage in the second half.

Trisha Shoemaker led the 'Dogs with five shots, while Stephanie Williams added four.

Emily Bozdeck lowered her season goals-against average to 0.30 and notched her second shutout.

Truman returns to the field this Sunday, traveling to Missouri-St. Louis (2-1, 0-1 GLVC) for a noon kickoff.

Nick Tolmais
scored twice, and Drew Garrone recorded his second shutout of the season, as the Truman men's soccer team moved to 3-0 with a 2-0 blanking of Maryville on Friday afternoon.

In the program's GLVC opener, Tolmais scored in the 32


minute off a Matt Langley rebound before burying a penalty kick in the 82


for a touch of insurance.

The Bulldogs controlled most of the day, out-shooting MU 16-8, including 6-1 on goal.

Garrone, meanwhile, anchored a back line that notched its second clean sheet of the season, as the 'Dogs limited the Saints (0-2, 0-1 GLVC) to just one corner kick overall and just three shots in the second half.

It marked the first multi-goal match of his career for Tolmais, who has now found pay-dirt in all three Truman matches this season.

Truman (3-0, 1-0 GLVC) takes its perfect mark on the road this Sunday by visiting long-time rival Missouri-St. Louis at 2:30 pm on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Courtesy Truman State University