SWOSU Soccer Season Ends in NCAA Regional Quarterfinals


WARRENSBURG, Mo. – SWOSU Soccer fell to the No. 11-ranked Central Missouri Jennies on Friday in the opening round of the national tournament following a low-scoring 1-0 contest.

The Bulldogs finish the season 13-7-1 and still claim pride as the 2021 Great American Conference Regular Season Champions for the fifth time in school history. Excluding the 2020 shortened Covid season, SWOSU has won at least 12 games every year since 2015.

In Friday’s match, the Dawgs had opportunities for an equalizer goal – but not many. SWOSU put three shots on goal, but all three were saved by the UCM goalkeeper. Micaela Swain got two kicks off on goal and Brenna McGuirk added another.

The Jennies were on the attack for much of the match and finished with 14 total shots, though only six of those managed to be on target. Goalkeeper Ashley Hughes finished with five saves in the match.

UCM’s lone goal came in the 8th minute of the match following a well-placed corner kick that found the foot of a crashing Jennie attacker. From there, the Bulldog defense tightened up and did not allow another score all afternoon. This kept the match close and gave SWOSU continued hope to tie things up – but ultimately that tying goal never came.

The future remains bright for Bulldog Soccer to continue its tradition of success, as SWOSU currently has over 20 players listed as freshman or sophomores heading into the 2022 season.