Lions soccer finishes regular season with 1-0 thrilling win in 2OT at Northwest Missouri

Maryville, Mo. - The Missouri Southern Lions soccer team wrapped up the regular season this afternoon with a thrilling 1-0 win in double overtime over Northwest Missouri.

Playing 106 minutes of scoreless soccer, senior forward Megan Stueve tagged the game-winning goal in the 106th minute of action with an assist from junior forward Tiffany Laughlin.  Notching her 13th goal of the season, Stueve is now tied for fifth in program history for goals in a season, while her 27 points on the year are sixth most in a single season.  With 23 goals in her career now, Stueve is now third all-time in career goals in Lions program history.

The Lions (5-9-3, 5-5-2 MIAA) used a strong effort in goal by goalkeepers Beth Hammons and Abby Risner to notch their second shutout of the year. With eight saves between the two keepers, the Lions were able to keep a strong offensive attack by the Bearcats off the board.  The Bearcats' 23 shots on the day were a season-high for a MSSU opponent.

Finishing the MIAA regular season with 17 points in conference games, the Lions have earned the seventh seed in the MIAA postseason tournament and will play at second seeded Central Oklahoma in the first round on Tuesday at 3 p.m.