SEDALIA, Mo. — The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M women’s soccer team fell behind 1-0 less than a minute into the match, but the Lady Norse rallied for a 2-1 victory over State Fair Community College here Saturday, Sept. 2.

Forward Alys Beadle got State Fair’s only goal at 44:18.

That was just the second goal for the Lady Roadrunners, who are winless in four games.

The Lady Norse scored twice in 13 minutes to open up a 2-1 lead at the break.

The match was a defensive struggle in the second half.

“We worked well as a team defensively for the most part,” said Lady Norse coach Lisa Bell. “We had moments we didn’t, which is something we will continue to work on in practice and eliminate.

“We had girls reading the switch, stepping up and stealing the ball, which is something we weren’t doing well two games ago.”

Fortune Kede tied the match at 35.24, then

Sosa Garcia punched in what turned out to be the winning goal at 22:02.

“Offensively, we still have off the ball movement to continue to improve on, as well as finding our teammates’ feet instead of trying to find space with every ball,” Bell said.

Sarah Zerbest had to make only six saves in the game for NEO.

The Lady Norse got 13 shots on goal against State Fair’s Samantha Curphey and Atziry Placencia.

“The girls are growing together and playing better as a unit every game,” Bell said. “We’d like to have gotten that third goal, but we will take the win any day.”