Viking Women's Lacrosse Gets Home Win Against Missouri Baptist

Posted April 4, 2017

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Marshall, Mo. (April 4, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College women’s lacrosse team hosted Missouri Baptist in a University Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference match-up at Gregg-Mitchell Field. The Vikings defeated the Spartans, 8-7.

Missouri Valley got the scoring started early in the game, as Sophomore Attacker Amelia Nelson (Apopka, Fla.) scored the opening goal just over two-minute into the contest. Junior Goalkeeper April Hennen (St. Charles, Mo.) came up with her first save near the 26-minute mark. A minute later, Senior Midfielder Shaye Jenrich (Farmington, Minn.) put MVC up 2-0.  Missouri Baptist answered back in the next minutes of play with five goals, taking a 5-2 lead. The Vikings came through with two more goal before the break, coming from Freshman Attacker Kellyann Poseluzny (Edmonton, Alberta) and Freshman Midfielder Payge Farewell (Henderson, Nev.) off an assist from Freshman Attacker Jacie Willison (St. Louis, Mo.), cutting the Spartans lead to 5-4 going into halftime.

The second half opened with a goal from Missouri Baptist. The Vikings responded back with four-straight goals. Senior Midfielder Myleka Booze (Baltimore, Md.) cutted the Spartans lead to 6-5, off an assist from Nelson. Near the 28-minute mark, Sophomore Attacker Sydney Moyer (Kansas City, Mo.) tied the game at 6-6, assisted by Nelson. Missouri Valley took the lead of the game with 13 minutes to play into the second half with a goal coming from Poseluzny. Just three minutes later, Willison put MVC up 8-6. Missouri Baptist finished off the game with a goal, but Missouri Valley maintained possession over the final minutes to come away with an 8-7 victory.

Poseluzny led the team with two goals and one assist, while Nelson scored a goal and finished with two assists. Willison scored a goal and made an assist. Jenrich, Moyer, Booze and Farewell scored one goal each. Hennen needed to make nine saves in goal for the Vikings. Missouri Valley held a 30-18 advantage in shots and a 27-20 advantage in groundballs.

The win pushes Missouri Valley at 3-6 overall and 1-2 in the KCAC.  Missouri Baptist drops to 5-3 on the season and 1-1 in conference play.

Up next for the Viking women’s lacrosse team is a home game against university of St. Mary’s (Kan.) April 8, at 4 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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