October 25, 2009

Bears fall to Montana to wrap up weekend


GREELEY, Colo. -- Northern Colorado soccer wrapped up the weekend with a 1-0 loss to Montana on Sunday at Jackson Stadium, dropping the Bears to 5-10-1 on the season and 1-5-0 in the Big Sky. Montana improved to 2-3-1 in the Big Sky with the win.

The Bears played a solid first half, outshooting the Griz 6-3, but couldn't manage to find the goal.

Montana took the lead in the 33rd minute when Abby Grafft took a free kick into the box and, after a struggle for position, the ball was deflected into the net just out of reach of Bears sophomore goalkeeper Kirstin Salminen.

The game remained held up at 1-0 going into the second half before Northern Colorado put pressure on Montana. The Bears went after the ball and aggressively outshot the Grizzlies 15-3 and forced two saves by Montana keeper Alex Fisher.

Although the Bears had many break away runs at the goal, Northern Colorado was not able to make up the difference in the loss.

Northern Colorado will wrap up its season next week when it takes on Northern Arizona at 7 p.m  Friday, Oct. 30, at Jackson Stadium.