|Columbia (Mo.) (5-0)||0||1||1|
|Taylor (Ind.) (3-1)||0||0||0|
|2||45:20||Samantha Bassler (Columbia (Mo.))|
|Columbia (Mo.)||Indv. Leaders||Taylor (Ind.)|
|#12 Samantha Bassler - 1||Goals||None|
|3 Players - 2||Shots||#14 Megan Kammer - 4|
|2 Players (#0,#1) - 3||Saves||#1 Lauren Engelkes - 2|
|Columbia (Mo.)||Team Statistics||Taylor (Ind.)|
|9 (3)||Shots (on goal)||10 (6)|
UPLAND, Ind. – The Taylor women's soccer team's upset bid against No. 5 Columbia fell short on Wednesday night, as the visiting Cougars netted the game's only goal in the 46th minute to take a 1-0 victory over TU at Turner Stadium.
The 17th-ranked Trojans controlled possession in the first half, forcing 5th-ranked Columbia (5-0) on its heels the majority of the opening 45 minutes and holding a 5-4 lead in shots at the intermission.
After the break, Columbia's Samantha Bassler recorded the lone goal of the contest, driving a shot over the keeper's outstretched arms from 20 yards out just 40 seconds into the second half.
TU threatened multiple times throughout the game, including a header by Bailey Zehr with 30:53 remaining in the match that was saved by the diving Cougar goalkeeper, but the visitors held firm to seal the Trojans' defeat.
No. 17 TU (3-1) will be back in action on Friday night, as the Trojans host Indiana Tech (2-1) inside Turner Stadium at 7:00 pm.