Joplin, Mo.- The Missouri Southern Lions soccer team tied Southwest Baptist 1-1 at home this afternoon in a MIAA matchup played at Hal Bodon Field.
After falling to Central Missouri 3-1 on Friday night, the Lions (3-7-2, 3-4-1) looked to bounce back against the Bearcats. Getting on the board first in the 13th minute, senior forward Megan Stueve recorded her ninth goal of the season when she connected with the back of net firing a shot past Bearcats goalie Megan Link.
With the Lions leading 1-0 at half, the Bearcats (5-5-2, 2-2-2) responded in the 61st minute tying the game at one apiece. With the Lions attacking on offense all day long, Southern had a great opportunity for the go-ahead goal in the 77th minute when Stueve hit the post, barely missing the back of the net.
With the Lions unable to capitalize the remainder of regulation, the game went to overtime. Despite being outshot 4-1 in the two extra sessions, the Lions used strong defense and solid goalkeeping by junior Beth Hammons, including a big save with a 1:20 remaining, to keep the Bearcats off the scoreboard ending the game in a 1-1 draw.
With 20 shots on the day, the Lions had their second highest total of the year. Leading the charge with six was Stueve followed by five from junior forward Tiffany Laughlin.
The Lions take a break from conference play next weekend when they travel to Southwestern Oklahoma to take on the Bulldogs in Weatherford, Okla. next Sunday at 1 p.m.