After a come-from-behind victory in the GLVC quarterfinals, the 2nd-seeded Truman women's soccer team goes for a trip to the GLVC championship match this Friday afternoon when it faces No. 3 seed UW-Parkside at 12:00 pm in Quincy, Ill. The Bulldogs (12-3-4) won their first GLVC tournament match with a 2-1 home win against William Jewell on Sunday afternoon, as Megan Frkovic and Kristina Weishar both scored in the second half to bring Truman back from a 1-0 deficit. The Friday opponent will be third-seeded UWP, as the Rangers (12-3-3) logged a 1-0 home win against No. 6 seed Drury on Sunday. The two squads make up one half of what's left in the GLVC tournament bracket, as top-seeded and weekend-host Quincy (15-0-4) will take on the No. 4 seed Rockhurst (12-4-3) at 5:00 pm on Friday evening.
The two advancing teams will meet for the GLVC championship on Sunday at 12:00 pm. On the season, the Bulldogs have been one of the best in the nation on both sides of the ball, out-scoring its opponents 29-8 and out-shooting its opposition 302-188 (147-76 on goal).
Truman has been balanced both as a team and as individuals, scoring 13 goals in the first half and 15 in the second (with one OT tally), while also getting contributions in the goal column from 14 different players. Leading the way has been senior forward Trisha Shoemaker, who, in 18 matches is the team-leader in goals (8) and is tied for the team-high in assists (4). Sophomore forward Alexis Heffernan has totaled 10 points (three goals, four assists), while senior midfielder Kristina Weishar ranks third on the squad with eight points (two goals, four assists).
A pair of defenders ?? senior Suzanne Pelley and junior Lauren Seawright ?? have scored twice each, while the midfield duo of senior Sally Smith and junior Melanie Hunt have combined for six assists and 67 total shots. Captaining the back line all season has been senior goalkeeper Emily Bozdeck, whose 0.41 goals-against average is in line for one of the top seasons in program history.
She has allowed just eight goals in 1,765 minutes of work and has posted an .895 save percentage en route to 11 shutouts.
Courtesy Truman State University