Kristen Tracey | Contributor
The Missouri Southern Lions failed to win a game over the weekend as they picked up their seventh loss of the year and their second tie, pushing their overall record to 3-7-2. The Lions, who have not won a match since Sept. 25 are now 1-6-1 in conference play and fall to 11th place in the MIAA out of 12 teams.
The Loss on Oct. 10 came against the No. 1 team in the conference, the undefeated Central Missouri Jennies in Warrensburg in a tale of two halves. The Lions struck first as former All-American senior Casey Vitale netted a first half goal, her fifth of the season, to give the Lions a 1-0 lead going in to half time. After the break the Lions freshman goalkeeper Bryar Wiley, who got her first start of the season in place of the injured Beth Hammons, surrendered four goals as the Jennies would go on to defeat the Lions 4-1.
The Second game of the weekend on Oct. 12 ended as a disappointing 0-0 tie in St. Charles against the Lindenwood Lady Lions. Wiley, who got the start for the second straight match, had 17 saves while playing all 110 minutes of a double overtime marathon.
The Lions will be back on the pitch at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 in Topeka, Kan. to take on Washburn University.