October 6, 2013

Lions soccer plays scoreless draw against visiting Lindenwood

Joplin, Mo. - Despite registering 27 shots in the match, the Missouri Southern Lions soccer team was unable to get one in the net against visiting Lindenwood as the two teams played a scoreless draw this afternoon at Hal Bodon Field.

With neither team able to score in regulation, the Lions had their best opportunity to get the win in the first overtime as sophomore forward Karley Thomas would have a great look at the goal from about ten yards out in the 93rd minute, but the shot would hit the post just missing the back of the net. The Lions (2-4-3, 1-1-3 MIAA) would outshoot Lindenwood (7-3-1, 4-0-1) 9-4 in the two overtime periods, but would be unable to get one by LWU's goalkeeper Bailey Tracy.

Overall, Southern would outshoot the Lady Lions 27-20 on the afternoon, while recording a season-high 12 shots on goal. Eight different players would get a shot up for the Lions, led by junior defender Courtney Fielden who had a team-high seven shots, with five on goal. In addition, senior forward Tiffany Laughlin would fire six shots, while Thomas had four as the pair would each tally two shots on goal in the match.

Junior goalkeeper Beth Hammons would play all 110 minutes of the match in net as she would make a season-high 11 saves for the Lions. Tracy would also play the entire match making 12 saves for Lindenwood.

The Lions will be back in action on Thursday as they travel to #13 Central Missouri (7-1-2, 4-0-1) to take on the Jennies at 7 p.m. at South Recreation Complex in Warrensburg, Mo.