Women's Soccer Shocks No. 25 Missouri With Defeat



Aug. 27, 2000

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue soccer team defeated No. 25 Missouri today by a score of 2-1 in Columbia, taking its record to 2-0 on the season.

"We worked extremely hard today, and the girls played excellently," head coach Rob Klatte said. "I think that we finally just wore them down. It was really hot, and we just kept battling and we were able to pull it out."

Again the Boilermakers forward attack was on the move as they outshot the Tigers 17-9. The defense was anchored by goalkeeper Elizabeth Boldt. Boldt played all 90 minutes and had six saves while only allowing a single goal.

The first goal for Purdue was at the 48:55 mark when sophomore Chrissy Creamer attempted a shot and had it deflected by Missouri goalkeeper Graham Watson. This then opened the opportunity for freshman Courtney Coppedge to take it and score for the Boilermakers, giving Creamer the assist.

At the 59:50 mark, the Tigers tied the game, only to have freshman Megan Jurvis and junior Tari St. John to team up for the winning goal. Again, the Boilermakers were able to follow their shots on goal and St. John took the ball to the goal off of a deflection from Jurvis' shot.

"We're just really happy to come away with such a huge win today," Klatte said.

Purdue will return to action Friday, September 1 at 4 p.m. versus Illinois State, as they host the Second Annual Boilermaker Challenge Cup.

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