MO State HS Sports

Cougars Battle No. 1 Mid-America Christian to Draw

joshua peterson

Columbia, Mo. – The No. 14-ranked Columbia College men’s soccer team extended its unbeaten streak at home to 11 games with a 0-0 draw against No. 1 Mid-America Christian in a battle of top-15 teams Wednesday at R. Marvin Owens Field.
Columbia fell to 3-1-3 with the tie, while Mid-America Christian is 6-0-2.
Alejandro Molto Munoz came up big for Columbia with three saves, including two in the second half. Molto Munoz has not allowed a goal in 270 minutes played this season.
Mid-America Christian outshot Columbia 9-8 and had an 8-2 advantage in corner kicks. 
With the clock under a minute to play, Columbia defender Carter Redford made the save of the night by clearing a ball off the line after Molto Munoz was out of the net. 
Columbia outshot Mid-America Christian 4-3 in the opening 45 minutes of play, with each team recording a shot on goal. The Cougars lone shot on goal in the first half came in the 18th minute after Paul Morpugo’s shot from outside the box was stopped by MACU goalkeeper Claudio Fuentealba.
Molto Munoz had two saves in less than 60 seconds in the second half to keep it tied, including a point-blank header that he deflected out of bounds in the 58th minute.
Colin Gann had an opportunity in the 87th minute, but his header went into the hands of MACU’s goalkeeper Claudio Fuentealba.
The Cougars open up American Midwest Conference (AMC) action on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Hannibal-LaGrange University. Game time is set for 1 p.m.
NOTES: Mid-America Christian leads the all-time series 1-0-1 … Miguel Gonzalez led the Cougars with two shots … Columbia is 1-0-2 against ranked teams this season.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics