PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Brittney Brooks snapped a scoreless tie with just under 25 minutes remaining and host Shawnee State held on to post a 1-0 win over the University of Rio Grande, Tuesday afternoon, in Mid-South Conference women’s soccer action at Shawnee Turf.
Brooks headed in the rebound of a missed shot by teammate Allison Nagle at 65:29 and Bears’ goal keeper Emily Kuehn went on to preserve her second consecutive shutout.
Shawnee State improved to 5-7 overall and 2-3 in the MSC with the win.
Rio Grande, which lost for the fifth time in its last seven outings, slipped to 5-8 overall and 1-5 in the league. Head coach Callum Morris’ club has been blanked in all but one of its losses and Tuesday’s setback was the team’s third 1-0 setback of the year.
The RedStorm managed just four shots—two in each half—and was outshot, 13-4.
Junior goal keeper Hannah Stickelman went the first 79 minutes in net and stopped five shots, while sophomore net-minder Allison Keeney had one save for Rio over the final 11 minutes.
Kuehn had four saves in the win for the Bears.