August 30, 2009

Northern Colorado-dominated game ends in loss for Bears soccer


GREELEY, Colo. -- Even though Northern Colorado dominated the game on Sunday the Bears came away with a loss against the Hartford Hawks with a score of 1-0. This puts the Bears at 1-2-0 going into next week's games.

Northern Colorado recorded four of the six shots made in the first fifteen minutes of the match, two of which came from sophomore Kimmie Fiedler. It was at 14:46 when Hartford's Alex Uscilla took a pass from Laura Guigli at the top of the box and scored on a shot just out of reach from sophomore Kirsten Salminen.

The Bears had many close shots in the game, including a break away from freshman Alexsys Tamayo in the first half, coming as one of the four shots on goal for Northern Colorado in the first half.

In the second half the Bears put more pressure on Hartford with eight shots on goal, including a free kick in front of the goal, but the team was unable to find the net.

Making a big impact for Northern Colorado was freshman Danielle Birdsall who came off the bench to make three of the teams 12 shots on goal.

Northern Colorado recorded 22 shots in the game and had 12 shots on goal, compared to the two shot on goal from the Hawks.

"We put a lot of pressure on them but it just wasn't our day," said head coach Tim Barrera, "It definitely was a different kind of game for us, and I thought we managed then really well."

The team will move on to face in-state rival Air Force at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Cadet Soccer Stadium at the Air Force Academy.