Morning Sports Report - September 13, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The Missouri State Bears will hit the Plaster Stadium turf for a game for the first time this season Saturday.

The 0-2 Bears will host 1-1 Murray State.

In our Bear Nation report, you can see that game live on our sister station KOZL-TV at 2:00 p.m.

The pregame's at 1:30 p.m.

The Bears are still looking for their first win of the season.

After losing at Mizzou, North Dakota shut out the Bears.

The 11th ranked Fighting Hawks won 34-0.

Bears boss Dave Steckel is stressing fundamentals this week.

And the players are hungry to win at home.

"You watch the film and kind of see what you did wrong.  And how much you can do better yourself.  And I think that's across the board everyone kind of sees that.  We're kind of beating ourselves out there," said Bears Tight End Erik Furmanek.  "We have to come out ready to play and no matter what happens just keep playing and play our ball.  It's going to be nice playing at home.  It's been since last season. We're all excited about getting out in front of the home town crowd and do some good."

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Women's soccer Tuesday night, the Missouri State Bears hosting Oral Roberts. The Bears looking for their second straight win.

Almost a disaster early, ORU on the attack, past the Bears keeper but at the last second, Masen Stamp saves the day by clearing the ball away.
         
Missouri State scores later in the first half, Jordan Eickleman on the attack, nice pass to Brooke Zimmerman who one times it in, 1-0 Bears.
          
Late in the first half, Missouri State with a penalty kick, Rachel Catrell shoots and scores 2-0 Bears.
         
And the Bears go on to win 2-0.

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In the Major Leagues Tuesday,  the Kansas City Royals got a first inning grand slam from Brandon Moss and held off the White Sox, 4-3.
Kansas City is 2 1/2 games out of the AL wildcard race.

And in St. Louis, the Cardinals blasted the Reds, 13-4.
Paul DeJong was 3-for-4 with a homer and was a triple shy of the cycle.
The Cardinals are 3 1/2 games back in the NL wildcard race.
 


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