September 13, 2013

Lions soccer falls 1-0 in hard-fought contest at Southern Nazarene

Bethany, Okla. - The Missouri Southern Lions soccer team dropped a hard-fought match 1-0 tonight at Southern Nazarene. The Crimson Storm would secure a goal with less than a minute remaining in the first half to notch the game's only scoring action.

The Lions (0-3) would record a season-high 11 shots on the evening, led by senior forward Tiffany Laughlin who would lead the team with four. Sophomore defender Kacie Hulse, junior defender Courtney Fielden and junior forward Katelyn Roberson would each record two apiece with senior defender Dana Wilhelm notching the Lions final shot.

With neither team able to get on the board early, the Crimson Storm (3-1) would secure the lone goal of the evening on Bekah Stewart's unassisted goal dribbled up the middle that would find the top right corner of the goal giving Southern Nazarene a 1-0 lead at the break. The Lions would try to battle back early in the second half as Wilhelm and Fielden would each attempt a shot right out of the break with neither one finding it's way past SNU's Yoli Zamarripa in goal. Laughlin would attempt one final shot in the final thirty seconds of the match, but the ball would sail wide giving Southern Nazarene the victory.

Abby Risner and Beth Hammons would again split duties in goal for the Lions as Risner would make a pair of saves in the first half with Hammons making one in the final 45 minutes.

The Lions continue their road trip in Oklahoma on Sunday traveling to East Central University (0-3) take on the Lady Tigers at 1 p.m. at Lady Tiger Field in Ada, Okla.