Lions soccer hosts Central Missouri & Southwest Baptist this weekend

Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern Lions soccer team continues MIAA conference play this weekend with a pair of games at Hal Bodon Field. The Lions will take on the Central Missouri Mules tonight at 7 p.m. and then return to Hal Bodon Sunday to take on Southwest Baptist at 1 p.m.

The Lions (3-6-1, 3-3 MIAA) come into this weekend's action after splitting a pair of games on the road last weekend against Truman and Lindenwood. Falling 2-0 last Friday at Truman, the Lions were able to bounce back Sunday to defeat Lindenwood 6-3. Behind two goals from leading scorer senior forward Megan Stueve, the Lions registered their highest single-game output since October 27, 2007 when they blanked Emporia State 6-0 at home.  Getting their first goals of the season were senior forward Courtney Sanders, sophomore forward Katelyn Roberson and junior midfielder Tiffany Laughlin.

The Lions take on Central Missouri tonight at 7 p.m. at Hal Bodon Field.  The Mules (7-1-2, 4-0-1 MIAA) come into tonight's matchup coming off their first loss of the season last Sunday at Truman. The Mules are led offensively by freshman forward Alexis Robbers, who leads the team with five goals and ten points on the year.  Close behind her is junior midfielder Becky Lackey, who has four goals and nine points on the year. Despite only registering 15 goals through ten games, the Mules have been able to have much success this year due to their strong defense allowing only seven goals on the year, good for third in goals against in the MIAA.

On Sunday, the Lions will take on Southwest Baptist (5-5-1, 2-2-1 MIAA) at 1 p.m. at Hal Bodon Field.  Being their lone game of the weekend, the Bearcats come into Sunday's matchup off a loss last Friday at Central Missouri 2-1. The Bearcats are led offensively by a pair of sisters in freshman Karla and Kate Jamison. Karla leads the Bearcats with four goals and eight points, while Kate has two goals and six points on the year.