COLUMBIA- The University of Missouri men’s lacrosse program announced the 2016-17 leadership team on Tuesday. The leadership team or LT runs all operation aspects of the program including scheduling games and practices to designing equipment and organizing team travel.
The 2016-17 leadership team is the following:
President: Kevin Boyle
Treasurer: Alex Schott
Treasurer-Elect: Scott Flynn
Equipment: Luc Surges
Travel: Kevin Murphy
Recruitment: Marcus Jones
Risk-Manager: Matt Needham
St. Louis- The University of Missouri men’s lacrosse team’s season came to an end Friday night, as the Tigers lost a heartbreaker to Miami-Ohio 12-11 at Wash U South.
This is Missouri’s second one-loss game in a row at the GRLC tournament. Last season, the Tigers lost to Illinois in triple-OT in the first round of conference playoffs.
The second-seeded Tigers came out hot against the Redhawks, leading 3-1 after the first quarter. However, Miami came back in the second and the game stayed tied going into the fourth quarter. After giving up three goals to Miami, Missouri mounted a comeback of their own over the final two and a half minutes, putting two in the back of the net to make the contest a one-goal game. However, the Tigers weren’t able to complete the comeback, falling short on a final opportunity with thirty seconds to go in the game.
As been the case in many of the losses this season, penalties hurt Missouri as the team accumulated nine penalties for a total time of six minutes spent in the box.
On offense, freshman Noah Iverson (St. Louis, Desmet Jesuit) led the way with six points (one goal, five assists), while defender Alex Schott (St. Louis, Ladue) piled up a season-high 15 ground balls.
Junior goalie Matt Needham (Northbrook, IL, Glenbrook North) stopped 15 shots for the Tigers, while senior face-off specialist Phil Bergman (Media, PA, Strath Haven) went 14 for 25 with two crucial wins at the end of the game. Bergman also reached the 600-win milestone in the first quarter, becoming the first Tiger to reach this accomplishment.
Missouri will conclude its 2016 season with an end of the year banquet on May 6 on MU’s campus.
COLUMBIA- Following the scoring spree against Iowa Friday night, the University of Missouri men’s lacrosse program defeated GRLC-West opponent Nebraska in its regular season finale on Senior Day, 15-5. With the win, the Tigers secure the No. 2 seed in the West for the GRLC tournament in St. Louis.
After honoring the graduating class, Missouri opted to start all six seniors, and if paid off, as the Tigers got out to an early lead, going up 6-2 after the first quarter. The team would never look back, leading by six at half and eight after the third. On offense, freshman Noah Iverson (St. Louis, Desmet Jesuit) led the unit, tallying a season-high ten points (three goals, seven assists). This was Iverson’s third nine-point game in a row, a rare feat in college lacrosse. In six games played, Iverson leads Missouri in both points (37) and assists (22).
On defense junior Alex Schott (St. Louis, Ladue), tallied six ground ground balls, while junior goalie Matt Needham (Northbrook, IL, Glenbrook North) stopped 17 shots, his most saves on Stankowski all season. Senior face-off specialist Phil Bergman (Media, PA, Strath Haven) went 15 for 21 with six ground balls.
The Tigers will be facing Miami-Ohio in the first round of the GRLC tournament on Friday April 29 at Wash U South. Game is scheduled to start at 9:00 p.m.
Please visit the Mizzou’s MCLA page at mcla.us/team/missouri for information on the GRLC playoffs and full game stats and make sure to follow @MizzouLacrosse on Twitter for all the latest information.