Viking Women's Lacrosse Falls Late at Midland

Posted April 12, 2017

 

Marshall, Mo. (April 12, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College women’s lacrosse team traveled to Fremont, Neb., for a KCAC contest with Midland (Neb.) University.  The Vikings held a halftime lead, but a late goal by Midland resulted in a 4-3 defeat for Missouri Valley.

 

The Vikings got out to an early lead, as Senior Midfielder Myleka Booze (Baltimore, Md.) opened the scoring with a free position goal just over one minute into the contest.  Just over six-minutes later, Freshman Midfielder Payge Farewell (Henderson, Nev.) put Missouri Valley up by a 2-0 score with her first goal of the contest.  Junior Goalkeeper April Hennen (St. Charles, Mo.) was called on for her first save of the game with 10-minutes played, but Midland followed quickly with another shot, this time getting past Hennen to cut the MVC lead to 2-1.  Booze had the next shot of the contest, coming just past the 19-minute mark, but her attempt was saved.  Hennen came up with another save just moments later to keep the Vikings in front.  Farewell was awarded a free position shot near the midway point of the half, but was denied a goal.  Minutes later, Farewell got a shot past the Midland keeper, coming on an assist from Booze, to give Missouri Valley a 3-1 lead with just over 10-minutes to play in the half.  Both teams traded possession over the next several minutes, but Midland trimmed its deficit down to one goal, scoring with 3:30 to play before the break to make the score 3-2.  Hennen came up with a late save, and Booze had a shot saved in the final moments, as the Vikings went into the break with a 3-2 lead.

 

The Viking lead after halftime was short-lived, as Midland tied the contest at 3-3 with a goal less than two-minutes after the restart.  Both teams struggled to get attempts on goal through much of the second half.  The next Midland shot that required a save from Hennen came with 13-minutes to play in the contest.  Midland followed with pressure minutes later, and took its first lead of the game, scoring a goal with just under eight minutes to play to move the score to 4-3.  Farewell nearly tied the contest two minutes later, but her attempt hit off the post.  Farewell again tested the Midland keeper, trying to tie the score, but her shot was saved with 2:30 to play.  Missouri Valley continued to put pressure on Midland, and Booze was awarded a free position shot with two-minutes in the game, however, her shot hit off the post.  Freshman Midfielder Jordan Anderson (Eagan, Minn.) had a late shot for Missouri Valley, but the Midland keeper made another save.  The Vikings were unable to find the tying goal, and fell by a 4-3 score.

 

Leading the way for Missouri Valley was Farewell, who finished with two goals.  This is the seventh game this season where Farewell has scored at least two goals.  Booze added one goal and one assist.  Hennen came up with 11 total saves and a season-high .733 save percentage.  The Vikings held a 25-20 edge in shooting and a 7-2 advantage in draw controls.

 

The loss drops Missouri Valley to 4-7 on the season and 2-3 in the KCAC.  Midland improves to 5-7 overall and 4-2 in the conference.

 

Up next, the women’s lacrosse team will host Ottawa (Kan.) University in the final game of the regular season, Saturday at 11 a.m., at Gregg-Mitchell Field for Senior Day.

 

 

 

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