Soccer teams suffer losses at away games

Staff Reports

Both the Missouri Southern women’s and men’s soccer teams were in action last week.

The women traveled to Bolivar to play the Southwest Baptist University Lady Bearcats.

The Lions fell 3-0 to SBU, who scored one goal in the first half and two in the second.

“It was a tough game for us,” said Trevor Wachsman, women’s head coach.

Wachsman said both the weather conditions and the field conditions were poor.

The Lions only managed one shot on goal, from freshman midfielder Erin Gfeller.

“We played a really good defensive game, but couldn’t create opportunities,” Wachsman said.

The women’s overall record stands at 7-6-1 and 5-3-1 in the MIAA.

The men’s team traveled to San Antonio last weekend to play two matches. Oct. 15 the men played the University of the Incarnate Word. The Cardinals crushed the Lions with an 8-0 victory, scoring four goals in each half.

The Lions’ losing streak was extended to eight Oct. 16 when the St. Mary’s University Rattlers defeated them 2-1.

Southern’s Adam Skiermont, senior forward scored the first goal of the game in the 13th minute off an assist by Patrick Hill, junior midfielder, but STMU came back with goals in the 22nd and 82nd minutes.

The men now have an overall record of 1-12-2 and 0-9-1 in the Southwest Soccer Conference.

The women play Friday against Central Missouri State University in Warrens-burg. They return home Sunday to play Emporia State University 2 p.m. at Bodon Field. On Wednesday the ladies head to Maryville to take on Northwest Missouri State University.

The men are also in action Friday. They play West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. Saturday, they play Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, N.M.