Mavs Fall in 2OT at Missouri State, 1-0
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Omaha men's soccer team dominated the stat sheet for 90 minutes on Sunday night at Missouri State but had no goals to show for it. And in overtime, Missouri State snatched the win on a 102nd-minute goal by Emmerich Hoegg.
Hoegg received a cross in the middle of the box from Cole Alexander and finished it low past goalkeeper Matt Grosey to give the Bears (2-0) the win.
Despite the loss, the Mavericks (0-2) were the aggressor against the Missouri Valley Conference foe. In regulation, Omaha outshot Missouri State 9-4 overall and 3-0 in shots on goal. At one point late in the second half the Mavs held an 8-1 shot advantage. Lalo Gamboa, Christian Garcia and Emir Alihodzic each hit the target for the Mavs, forcing saves from Trevor Spangenberg.
But Missouri State had the only two shots of the first overtime period and then the sudden-death winner early in the second overtime period. Both of Missouri State's shots on goal in the game came in overtime. Hoegg had both of them.
UNO finished with a 9-7 edge in shots and 3-2 advantage in shots on goal, as well as a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks.
The Mavericks host Columbia next Sunday at 11 a.m. at the UNO Soccer Field.