Viking Women's Lacrosse Falls Late at Clarke

Posted March 29, 2017

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Marshall, Mo. (March 29, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College women’s lacrosse team traveled to Dubuque, Iowa, for a conference game with Clarke (Iowa) University. The Vikings took an early lead, but fell in the last minutes, 8-7.

Missouri Valley got the scoring started early in the game, as Senior Midfielder Myleka Booze (Baltimore, Md.) scored the opening goal just over three-minute into the contest. Three minute later, Freshman Attacker Jacie Willison (St. Louis, Mo.) assisted Booze to score her second goal and to put MVC up 2-0. Clarke answered back in the next minute of play with a free position goal and later tied the game at 2-2. Near the 20-minute mark, Freshman Midfielder Payge Farewell (Henderson, Nev.) gave the Vikings a 3-2 lead, off an assist from Freshman Midfielder Savanna Titsworth (Missoula, Mont.). Just a minute later, Farewell scored her second goal assisted by Sophomore Attacker Sydney Moyer (Kansas City, Mo.). Junior Goalkeeper April Hennen (St. Charles, Mo.) came up with her first save near the 15-minute mark, but Clarke responded back with two straight-goals, tiding the game at 4-4. With nine minutes remaining in the half, Farewell put the Vikings up 5-4, off an assist from Freshman Attacker Hayley Magditch (Wentzville, Mo.). Just a minute later, Sophomore Attacker Amelia Nelson (Apopka, Fla.) scored, off an assist from Farewell, to put MVC in front, 6-4. The Crusaders came through with two more goal before the break, going into the second half tied at 6-6.

The second half opened with no goals, until Clarke, near the 17-minute mark, scored and took a 7-6 lead. Six minutes later, Farewell tied the score with her fourth goal of the game. With two minutes to play in the second half, the Crusaders scored a goal to close out the game and hand the Vikings a 8-7 defeat.

Farewell led the team with four goals and one assist, while Booze scored two goals and Nelson scored one. Moyer, Titsworth, Willison and Magditch finished with one assist each. Hennen needed to make nine saves in goal for the Vikings. Missouri Valley finished with a total of 21 shots.

The loss puts Missouri Valley at 2-6 overall and 1-2 in the KCAC.  Clarke pushes to 4-3 on the season and 3-2 in conference play.

Up next for the Viking women’s lacrosse team is a home game against Missouri Baptist University April 4, at 3 p.m. at Gregg-Mitchell 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 www.moval.edu.



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