Tahlequah, Okla.- The Missouri Southern Lions soccer team fell 4-2 this afternoon to the Northeastern State Riverhawks at Doc Wadley Stadium.
Striking first in the 8th minute, junior midfielder Dana Wilhelm scored her first goal of the season with an assist from senior midfielder Alicia Vonderheid. Striking back three minutes later, Rachel Sordahl scored her eight goal of the season for NSU.
The Riverhawks struck again twenty minutes later, but the Lions were able to tie it up at two in the final four minutes of the first half when freshman forward Karley Thomas scored her first career goal as a Lion off a high bounce shot that got over the goalkeeper's head.
Two goals by the Riverhawks in the first six minutes of the second half put NSU up 4-2. Unable to get anymore shots past NSU's Hannah Brudzinski in the second half, the Lions fell by a score of 4-2.
Firing off 13 shots on the day, including four by senior forward Megan Stueve, the Lions were able to tie their season-high for goals on the year with two. Goalkeepers Abby Risner and Beth Hammons again split time in goal, combining to make nine saves on the day.
The Lions (0-5-1, 0-2 MIAA) return to MIAA conference action next Friday afternoon when they host Fort Hays State at 4 p.m. at Hal Bodon Field.