Joplin, Mo. -- The defending MIAA champion Central Missouri Jennies handed the Missouri Southern Lions a 3-0 loss in the MIAA opener for both schools Thursday night (Sept. 10) in Warrensburg, Mo.
Sharaya Sidebottom struck early in both halves to put the Jennies on top.
First, she scored in the first minute of the match for the Jennies (2-2-1) on a feed from Jenna Stones, then quickly assisted on a score by Melanie Hall just five minutes into the second half for a 2-0 UCM advantage.
Angela Dobbie then put the finishing touches on the victory with a goal in the 81st minute of action off an assist from Kayla Shain.
Stephaine Heines and Audrey Copenhaver each recorded a shot for the Lions, who were out-shot 15-2 overall.
Goalkeeper Randi Russell recorded five saves in the match for Southern (2-3-0).
The Lions will stay on the road and face Southwest Baptist on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 12) at noon in Bolivar, Mo.
Lions drop MIAA Opener at Central Missouri, 3-0