Talking about everything from offensive plays to their latest biology tests, more than 20 members of the Missouri men’s lacrosse team worked together separating bulk-loaded frozen pizza quesadillas into packages of eight individual pieces. By the end of their time more than 100 cases of food, likely headed to a mid-Missouri school for lunches, had been packaged.
Every year the team participates in a volunteering effort and this is the second time this semester that the team has volunteered at The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, located in Columbia. The team members have found that working to benefit others feels good. They know that their efforts have value and many people will benefit directly from the work they put in. They’ve also found it to be a very good off-field bonding opportunity.
So far this semester the team has put in more than 90 hours of work. If the Food Bank had to pay for that work it would have cost more than $660.
It seemed every time you turned around someone wearing No. 35 was scoring a goal for Missouri, helping the Tigers to a 17-2 win over Missouri S&T.
Freshman Ryan Skiermanski, wearing a Tiger-striped penny, completed the hat trick and an assist just in the first half, helping Mizzou to a 7-2 halftime advantage.
Wearing the other No. 35 uniform Friday night was Drew Roither another freshman. Unofficially (no official score was kept in the Fall Ball game) he scored four goals.
The win, Mizzou’s first home game of the fall season, moved the team to 4-1 for the year. Their last game of fall is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9 against Missouri State. Game time is 5 p.m. at Stankowski Field.