Joplin, Mo. - The Lions watched their two best scoring opportunities go by in the second half and fell to the visiting Mavericks of Nebraska-Omaha, 1-0.
Southern's best chances to score came at the 33:25 and 31:25 marks in the second half as the Mavericks goalkeeper made a diving play on two separate cross passes leaving the net open but the Lions couldn't capitalize.
The loss drops Missouri Southern to 2-4-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the MIAA.
The Lions will go on a two game road trip to Missouri Western and Northwest Missouri, September 30 and October 2 respectively, before returning home October 7 against Southwest Baptist.