Second-half goal lifts Missouri Western over Lions, 1-0

St. Joseph, Mo. -- The Missouri Western Griffons scored the match's only goal four minutes into the second half to defeat the Missouri Southern Lions 1-0 Wednesday night (Oct. 21) in St. Joseph, Mo.

The Griffons' score came on a breakaway goal by Abby Widrig at the 49:56 mark of the second half.

The Griffons out-shot the Lions 18-3 overall but only 4-3 on-goal.

Goalkeepers Randi Russell and Jenna Weis each made three saves in the match.

Jentri White, Michelle Dimza and Cortney Sanders each recorded a shot for the Lions (4-11, 2-9 MIAA).

The Griffons (6-9-1, 4-7-1 MIAA) were led by Widrig's match-high five shot attempts.

The Lions will now return home to host MIAA-leading Truman State on Friday afternoon (Oct. 23) beginning at 4 p.m. The Bulldogs have won 10 straight and are currently the No. 5-ranked squad in the South Central Region.