Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern Lions return to action this week to face the second ranked Jennies from Central Missouri at 1pm.
The Lions are coming off a 0-1-1 MIAA road trip this past weekend with a one all double overtime tie at Emporia State on Thursday and a 1-0 loss at Truman on Saturday. That latest MIAA road trip dropped the Lions to 3-6-4 overall and 3-4-4 in the MIAA.
Southern is one draw away from tying the school record for ties in a season at five, last done in 2006 (11-4-5 overall, 9-2-3 MIAA). They have already equaled the school mark for ties in conference at four, previously done in 2003 (2-8-4) and 2005 (7-3-4).
The defense is led by Randi Russell in the net along with defenders Noftz, Dana Wilhelm, and Kara Hammann. Together the Lions' defense has recorded two shut-outs on the season and allowing 14 goals in just 13 games.