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SMSU SOCCER: SMSU travels to William Jewell (Mo.) for a midweek contest today

Independent file photo SMSU’s Alli Miskowiec controls the ball during their game against Black Hills State on Sunday. The Mustangs will face William Jewell (Mo.) today.

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State women’s soccer team (1-0) travels to William Jewell (Mo.) (0-1-1) ­today at 3:30 p.m. at Greene Stadium in Liberty, Mo.

SMSU notes

•The Mustangs opened the regular season at home with a 2-1 victory over Black Hills State on Sunday.

•BHSU scored the first goal of the game in the 31st minute and would lead until the Mustangs would score goals in back-to-back minutes for the comeback victory.

•Jessica Jugovich scored her first collegiate goal and SMSU’s first goal of the season in the 78th minute, assisted by Lexi Smith.

•Erin Fisher then scored just a minute later, assisted by Olivia Harriger, in the 79th minute.

William Jewell (Mo.) game preview

Game Time: Today at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Greene Stadium – Liberty, Mo.

Head Coach: Jefferson Roblee, ninth season

2018 Record: 7-10-1 overall, 4-9-0 conference

Series History

•This will be the first meeting of the two opponents in each programs’ history.

William Jewell (Mo.) notes

•Head coach Jefferson Roblee has a career record 62-16-16 overall and 46-58-12 in the conference.

•Jewell opened the season with a 1-1 draw at Upper Iowa on Sunday and fell 3-0 at Washburn on Tuesday night.

•Katie Pohl scored the first goal of the season for Jewell in the 19th minute versus UIU. UIU tied the game with eight minutes of regulation which extendedd into two overtime periods. Jewell outshot the Peacocks 23-19.

•In the loss to Washburn, the Ichabods scored all three goals in a nine-minute span.

2019 season outlook

•The 2019 season opened with the first victory at home since the 2017 season.

•Mustangs kicked off a nine-game season homestand with a 2-1 victory over Black Hills State.

•Sunday’s victory was the first win at home since Minnesota Crookston, Oct. 21, 2017.

•SMSU had 13 shots, seven on them on goal while BHSU had four shots with two of them on goal.

New faces

•SMSU’s had six true freshman make their collegiate debut on the season opener.

•Amanda Haimes (GK) and Alex Lotts both made their starting debut.

•Taylor Tabacco, Jessica Jugovich, Alyse Stone, and Elly Grooman all contributed minutes in SMSU’s victory.

•Jugovich also scored the first goal of her career and of the season for the Mustangs in the 78th minute to tie the game, assisted by Lexi Smith.

Between the posts

•SMSU’s true freshman, Amanda Haimes, made her collegiate debut on the season opener for the Mustangs.

•Haimes played all 90 minutes and picked up the victory.

•She faced four shots with one of them on goal and one save.

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