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Drury Panthers Fall in Opening Round of GLVC Tournament

McKenna-Feltes-Drury-Panthers-soccer-heads-clearThe Men’s team lose in the first OT at home to UMSL while the Women took nationally 13th-ranked Quincy to penalty kicks, but fell 2-0 to the Hawks in Sunday’s opening round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Soccer Championships.

For the Men, UMSL’s Thomas Mihalczo’s deflected shot from 15 yards out bounced into an empty net seven minutes into overtime, lifting sixth-seed Missouri St. Louis to a 1-0 upset of third-seed Drury in the quarterfinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Men’s Soccer Championships at Harrison Stadium/Curry Sports Complex.

As a result, the Tritons (11-6-1) move into next weekend’s GLVC semifinals in Kansas City. Nationally 17th-ranked Drury, with its second straight loss, likely ended its season with a 12-4-2 record. Read more at DruryPanthers.com

For the Women, Drury was outshot 19-1 over the two halves and two overtime periods, but had a chance thanks to a career-high 12 saves from freshman keeper Kelsey Vaught.

But the top-seeded Hawks scored twice in the penalty kicks shootout – Jaclyn Mastroianni and Taylor Wakeland finding the net – and Drury was blanked by QU keeper Jodi Chapie for the victory to advance to next weekend’s GLVC semifinals and finals, which will be held in Quincy.

The Lady Panthers finished its season 9-7-3.