|Clarke (Iowa) (5-5-1, 2-3-0 Heart )||0||1||1|
|Mount Mercy (Iowa) (6-6-0, 1-5-0 Heart)||0||0||0|
|Cedar Rapids, IA|
|2||57:32||Chelsie Horton (Clarke (Iowa))|
|Clarke (Iowa)||Indv. Leaders||Mount Mercy (Iowa)|
|#6 Chelsie Horton - 1||Goals||None|
|#18 Rachel Crawford - 1||Assists||None|
|4 Players - 2||Shots||#8 Cally Salter - 4|
|#31 Stevie Eide - 6||Saves||#00 Sarah Johnson - 4|
|Clarke (Iowa)||Team Statistics||Mount Mercy (Iowa)|
|11 (5)||Shots (on goal)||13 (6)|
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Mercy's offensive struggles continued in Tuesday's rainy Heart of America Athletic Conference women's soccer match against Clarke. The Mustangs out-shot the Pride, but couldn't put a ball in the back of the net as Clarke edged Mount Mercy, 1-0, at the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex.
- Since a 4-0 victory at Avila (Mo.) on Sept. 15, Mount Mercy has dropped five straight matches and is now 6-6-0 overall and 1-5-0 in the Heart.
- The Mustangs have been shut out in four of those games while being outscored, 16-2.
- Despite the recent scoring drought, Mount Mercy still ranks fourth in the NAIA with 48 goals in 12 games.
- Tuesday's win snapped a two-game losing streak for Clarke, which improved to 5-5-1 overall and 2-3-0 in the Heart.
- Mount Mercy took more total shots than Clarke (13-11) and put more of them on-frame (6-5), but couldn't put a mark on the scoreboard.
- Payton Pottratz, Cally Salter and Megan Hall each had a pair of shots on goal for the Mustangs.
- Pride goalkeeper Stevie Eide stopped all six shots she faced, while Mount Mercy's Sarah Johnson made four saves.
How it Happened
- The match was scoreless at halftime and Clarke dodged a bullet when Eide deflected Salter's penalty kick in the 56th minute.
- Two minutes later, the Pride's Chelsie Horton scored on Rachel Crawford's assist to give Clarke a lead it would never relinquish.
- Mount Mercy is at Evangel (Mo.) (6-5-1, 2-4-0 Heart) for a Heart of America contest at noon on Saturday in Springfield, Ill. Then it's three consecutive Heart matches at home beginning with MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) (4-4-1, 2-1-1 Heart) on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the Plaster Athletic Complex.