Bulldogs score twice in second half to defeat Lions

Joplin, Mo. -- Riley Mahn scored the match's first goal in the 54th minute of the second half to lead the Truman Bulldogs to a 2-0 win over the Missouri Southern Lions Friday afternoon (Oct. 23) at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.  The match was again held at the Stadium due to continued wet conditions at Hal Bodon Field.

Mahn's score came on an assist from Katie Reuck off a keeper deflection at the 54:42 mark of the second half.

Jaclyn Schumann helped seal the Bulldogs 10th straight victory by scoring on a pass from Beth Bystrom off a corner kick to the middle of the box in the 75th minute of action.

The Bulldogs used an 11-1 shots edge in the second half to take control of the scoreless match.  TSU out-shot the Lions 17-6 overall and 11-4 on-goal.

Candis Clark and Danai Noftz each led the Lions (4-12, 2-10  MIAA) with two shots.  Mahn and Isabel Gaeta each had a match-high three shots to lead the Bulldogs. 

Goalkeeper Randi Russell helped keep the Lions close by tying her career-high with nine saves.  Jayne Grisham recorded four saves for the Bulldogs.

The Lions will next be in action at Nebraska-Omaha next Thursday (Oct. 29) at 3 p.m.