Team finishes season with losses

Finishing up the season 5-14 overall and 3-11 in the Southwest Soccer Conference, the Missouri Southern men’s soccer team lost four of its last 5 games.

Oct. 21, the Lions faced Eastern New Mexico University at home, losing 1-0.

Neil Stoessel, sophomore forward/midfielder, led the team in shots with four.

Patrick Kelley, junior defender, and Tyler Witte, junior defender/midfielder, both had two shot and one on goal each.

West Texas A&M University came to Southern. The Lions beat WTAMU 3-0.

J.P. West, senior midfielder, opened the Lions’ scoring with an unassisted goal in the 28th minute.

Dushan Gorechan, sophomore forward, scored off an assist by Patrick Hill, senior midfielder, in the 47th minute.

Austin Whiles, freshman midfielder, scored the last goal for the Lions in the 61st minute. Hill also assisted that goal.

Travis Haight, junior goalkeeper, earned seven saves in his fourth shutout this year.

The Lions traveled to St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas Oct. 28. SEU beat Southern 1-0 in overtime.

West led the Lions in shots with three, placing one on frame. Whiles and Evan Keeling, sophomore forward, both had two shots and one on goal each.

Oct. 30, the team traveled to Wichita Falls, Texas to play Midwestern State University. MSU beat Southern 2-0.

Hill; Witte; Joel Williams, senior midfielder, and Ryan Morris, sophomore defender, all had one shot and one on goal.

Haight earned eleven saves.

The Lions’ season ended in Tahlequah, Okla. As they lost 7-0 to Northeastern State University.

Brett Kohler, freshman defender/midfielder, led Southern in shots with two and placed one on goal.

Haight was named the SSC’s defensive player of the week for the week of Oct. 26.

He received the honor for his performances against WTAMU and ENMU, allosing only one goal off a penalty kick.

Haight leads the SSC in saves with 134, 35 more than the next goalie on the list.

He also leads the conference in saves per game with 7.44.