Sunday Ozarks Regional College Report

Southwest Baptist Bearcats won both of their MIAA matches this weekend. On Thursday they traveled to Emporia State where they won 3-1.

On Saturday, they went to Joplin where they dismantled the MSSU Lions, 6- 1. SBU’s Rhiane Mitchell, who entered the week at the very top of the NCAA’s points and goals leader board, scored three goals and recorded one assist. Nicola Cousins added SBU’s other three goals in that game. Mitchell now has 10 goals. The SBU season record is 17.

Natascha Lord
(Waynesville 2008) and Ashley Wilson (Neosho 2007) came on as substitutes in both games for the Bearcats, with Lord getting a shot on goal Saturday at MSSU.

Miners Logo headMissouri S&T Miners also opened GLVC play this weekend, hosting the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles on Friday. The women won 2-1 in overtime with Brooke Ryan getting the game-winner in the 5th minute of OT. The men won 1-0 on a first half goal by Nick Landon. Zack Hay (Kickapoo 2008) started his 4th straight game, getting a shot on goal as well. Brandon Moore (Rolla 2005) is a captain and 3 year starter for the Miners.

The games against Kentucky Weslyan Sunday

Drury Panthers LogoThe Drury Panthers women opened GLVC play this weekend with a pair of wins, rebounding well from last weeks shocking loss to Harding. Friday night Drury beat UMSL 1-0, which included Anne Prenger (Catholic 2008) who came on as a substitute for the Tritons.

Micah Little’s corner kick was deflected by UMSL keeper Hannah Sayre, but Colvin-Fritz was there to score off the rebound at 2:15 and give the defending GLVC champion Panthers all the offense they would need despite being outshot 11-6 in the contest.

Their game Sunday against Southern Indiana was a 2-0 win, on a pair of goals late in the first half by Alyssa Alcorn and Melissa Perry.

The Men also defeated UMSL, by a 2-1 score, with Steve Wilczewski (Glendale 2006) getting the ultimate game-winner in the 16th. Marco Cherisma got his first goal of the season as well. Kyler Temple (Kickapoo 2008) and Adam Peterson (Kickapoo 2007) came on as substitutes in the game.

Sunday’s game against Southern Indiana

Missouri Southern LionsThe Missouri Southern Lions women had a tough opening to the MIAA season, losing to Central Missouri State in overtime on Thursday followed by the tough loss to SBU on Saturday (see above).

Brianna McKenzie (Webb City 2008) came on as a substitute in both games, while Lindsay Altman (Joplin 2008) and Brianna Ragains (Lebanon 2008) played on Thursday, with Ragains getting a SOG. On Saturday Randi Russell (Joplin 2008) got her first minutes in goal, playing the final 18 minutes of the game, giving up one goal and making one save.

The men did not play. Their scheduled game at Rockhurst was canceled due to the weather.

bearhead_125.jpgThe Missouri State Bears men’s team won their first game of the season at the Nike Classic at the University of New Mexico campus. The 2-1 overtime win over the Cal-Poly Mustangs on Friday was the result of freshman Jordan Barnes stealing an errant back pass and beating the goalkeeper with a shot to the far post just 1:36 into the overtime period.

The game Sunday against #2 ranked Akron
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