Womens Lacrosse Drops Home Game to Rockhurst

Posted March 17, 2017

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Marshall, Mo. (March 17, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College women’s lacrosse team played a home game against NCAA Division II Rockhurst (Mo.) University, Friday afternoon at Gregg-Mitchell Field. The Vikings fell, 17-3.


The first shot of the game came from Sophomore Attacker Amelia Nelson (Apopka, Fla.) but it was saved by Rockhurst goalkeeper. The game opened without goals in the first ten minutes of play. Rockhurst scored the first goal of the game with 19 minutes to play in the first half. The Vikings deficit grew to 5-0 within 6 minutes. Rockhurst scored three more goals. Senior Midfielder Myleka Booze (Baltimore, Md.) got Missouri Valley on the board, with 3 minutes to play in the first half, cutting the Rockhurst lead to 8-1. Rockhurst added one more goal in the closing minutes of the first half, and Missouri Valley went into the break trailing 9-1.


The second half opened with a goal from Freshman Attacker Kellyann Poseluzny (Edmonton, Alberta), coming from a free position, with just four minutes played after the break. Rockhurst added another goal with just over eight minutes played after the break. Freshman Midfielder Payge Farewell (Henderson, Nev.) added one more goal for the Vikings, moving the Missouri Valley deficit to 10-3, before seven goals from Rockhurst closed out the game with a 17-3 loss for the Vikings.


Booze, Poseluznv, and Farewell led the team with one goal each. Hennen made ten saves in goal for the Vikings. Missouri Valley finished with 7 shots and 24 ground balls.   

The loss puts Missouri Valley at 1-4 overall.

Up next for the Viking women’s lacrosse team is a game at Atchison, Kan., against Benedictine (Kan.) College, Wednesday at 4 p.m.


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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