September 30, 2010

Lions tie Griffons

St. Joseph, Mo. – The Missouri Southern Lions traveled to St. Joseph, Mo. Thursday night to take on the Griffons of Missouri Western State University in a MIAA match.

The Lions battled the Griffons to a 0-0 score at the end of the first half out shooting Missouri Western 9-5.  Southern took the early lead in the second half at the 61:27 mark of the match off of sophomore forward Megan Stueve's shot off a rebound in front of Missouri Western's goal.  The Griffons then turned around and evened the score at 1-1 at the 62:25 mark of the match.

The Lions out shot Missouri Western 21-12 in double overtime as they moved their record to 2-4-2 overall, and 2-2-2 in MIAA play, while junior goalkeeper Randi Russell recorded six saves.

Southern will next be in action Saturday at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo, at 11:30am.  The Lions will be back home at Hal Bodon Field on October 7th to face the Bearcats of Southwest Baptist University at 7pm.