Viking Women's Lacrosse Tops Lindenwood-Belleville at Home

Posted March 24, 2017

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Marshall, Mo. (March 24, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College women’s lacrosse team hosted Lindenwood (Ill.) University-Belleville on a rainy Friday evening at Gregg-Mitchell Field.  The Vikings built up a halftime lead, and held off the Lynx for an 11-8 victory.


Missouri Valley started the scoring in the game’s first eight minutes, as Senior Midfielder Myleka Booze (Baltimore, Md.) put MVC up 1-0.  Just over two minutes later, Freshman Midfielder Payge Farewell (Henderson, Nev.) gave the Vikings a 2-0, off an assist from Sophomore Attacker Sydney Moyer (Kansas City, Mo.).  Lindenwood-Belleville answered back, scoring two-straight goals over the next seven minutes get back to a tied game at 2-2.  Farewell answered with back-to-back goals of her own.  The first came just after the 13-minute mark, and the second came just under one minute later to put MVC in front, 4-2.  Freshman Attacker Jacie Willison (St. Louis, Mo.) gave the Vikings a 5-2 lead, off an assist from Junior Defender Alexis Haney (Baltimore, Md.), with eight minutes remaining in the half.  The Lynx came through with one more goal before the break, cutting the Viking lead to 5-3 going into halftime.


The second half featured another early goal for Missouri Valley, as Haney set up Farewell with just over one minute played, putting the advantage at 6-3.  Junior Goalkeeper April Hennen (St. Charles, Mo.) came up with her first save near the 27-minue mark, but the Lynx put together a run to get back into the game.  Lindenwood-Belleville scored three-straight goals over a two-minute span early in the half, to tie the score at 6-6 with 22-minutes to play in the game.  Booze answered with two goals in less than 45-seconds, one coming from a Freshman Midfielder Jordan Anderson (Eagan, Minn.) assist, to give MVC an 8-6 lead with 10-minutes played in the half.  The Lynx got one of those goals back near the 17-minute mark but less than two minutes later, Senior Midfielder Shaye Jenrich (Farmington, Minn.) extended the Viking lead to 9-7.  Farewell added two more goals, the second coming with 7:34 to play, giving MVC an 11-7 advantage.  Lindenwood-Belleville finished off the game with a goal, but Missouri Valley maintained possession over the final minutes to come away with an 11-8 victory.


Leading the way for Missouri Valley was Farewell who scored six goals on eight shots.  Booze had three goals, while Willison and Jenrich added one goal each.  Haney finished with two assists, and Hennen made four saves in goal.  Missouri Valley held a 26-13 advantage in shots and a 36-23 advantage in groundballs.  The Vikings were also 18 of 21 in clear opportunities.


The win moves Missouri Valley to 2-5 overall, while Lindenwood-Belleville falls to 2-6.


Up next for the Viking women’s lacrosse team is a game on the road Saturday at Missouri Baptist University.  The game in St. Louis, Mo., starts at 2 p.m. at Christian Brothers College High School Field.



About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 30 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, criminal justice and exercise science. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit


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