September 9, 2012

Lions fall 2-0 to Abilene Christian

The Missouri Southern Lions fell 2-0 this afternoon to the Abilene Christian Wildcats at Hal Bodon Field. 

Despite firing 13 shots, including six on goal, the Lions were unable to find the back of the net.  Junior midfielder Ali Amayo led the Lions with four shots on the day.

Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Lions put together a strong effort to tie the game up at one firing off 11 shots in the second half.  Not able to put anything together, the Wildcats made it 2-0 in the 78th minute.

Despite the setback, coach Alese Woolard is happy with how her team played today, "It was not a bad game, obviously Abilene Christian is a very good team, but overall it was a very good showing for us. We did some good things that we had not done in the last couple games. We created a lot of chances, opportunities. Unfortunately we found the wrong side of the post there a couple times as well, but overall I thought they played pretty well."

The Lions return to action next Friday when they travel to Edmond, Okla. to take on new MIAA conference member the University of Central Oklahoma at Tom Thompson Field at 4 p.m.