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Griffins Tie Ozarks In Season Opener

Griffins Tie Ozarks In Season Opener

Story written by Sports Information Graduate Assistant, Kylie Lang

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Fontbonne University women's soccer team opened its 2019 season in a battle against Ozarks as the contest ended in a 0-0 (2OT) tie.

Score: Fontbonne 0, Ozarks 0

Location: Memphis Tenn.

Records: Fontbonne (0-0-1) Ozarks (0-0-1)

How It Happened

In the first half, the Griffins controlled play with an 8-4 shot advantage, including a 20:00 minute stretch where they outshot Ozarks, 7-0. However, neither team was able to find twine and it was scoreless after one. In the second half, the stat sheet flipped with Ozarks this time around outshooting Fontbonne, 7-3. Both goalies, Makayla Hussong and Kiara Henry kept  respective offenses from finding the back of the net and after 90:00 minutes of action it was off to overtime. 

In the first OT, Molly Kovarik had a chance for goal at the 99:25 mark, but her shot went wide and 10:00 more minutes were needed in the second OT. In the final minutes of play, Ozarks had the lone shot but it was off target and the game ended in a 0-0 tie. 

Fontbonne Leaders

  • Senior Makayla Hussong covered the net all 110 minutes and saved seven shots
  • The team combined for 12 shots on the goal 

Ozarks Leaders

  • Senior Keeper Kiara Henry had a total of four saves during the 110 minutes she played
  • The team combined for 13 shots on the goal


Up Next

The Griffins will play at Rhodes College on Sunday Sept. 1st at 1:00 p.m.

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