The Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference tournament begins Friday at Washington University in St. Louis. The day features five Division I and Division II games, kicking off with LU Belleville vs. St. Louis University at noon.
Missouri has a first round bye and will play its first game on Saturday, facing the winner of Game 4. The Missouri game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Here is the full schedule.
|WEDNESDAY – April 30||Wash U South||7:00 PM|
|MBU vs. Wash U.|
|FRIDAY – May 2nd|
|LU Belleville vs. SLU||St. Louis Soccer Park||12:00 PM|
|MO Valley vs. Judson||Wash U South||1:00 PM|
|Illinois vs. Kansas||Wash U South||3:45 PM|
|DePaul vs. St. Ambrose||Wash U South||6:30 PM|
|Iowa vs. IL State||Wash U South||9:30 PM|
|SATURDAY – May 3rd||Location||Starting Time|
|DII Winner from Game 3||Wash U South||10:00 AM|
|Mizzou vs. Winner Game 4||Wash U South||1:00 PM|
|DII Winner from the Game 5||Wash U South||4:00 PM|
|Indiana vs. Winner Game 6||Wash U South||7:00 PM|
|SUNDAY – May 4th||Location||Starting Time|
|Division II Championship||Wash U South||12:00 PM|
|Division I Championship||Wash U South||3:00 PM|
Wash U South field address: 6501 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, Mo., 63117.
St. Louis Soccer Park: 1 Soccer Park Rd, Fenton, Mo., 63026
A little rain didn’t dampen the spirits or the drive of the Missouri lacrosse team Saturday as they powered past Iowa 9-6 to capture the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament.
Heading into the game Missouri and Iowa were tied in the standings, with Iowa holding better wins over some key opponents. The two teams were so close, they were even tied at halftime with four goals each.
But the Tigers used tight defense in the second half to hold the Hawkeyes to just two more goal, while tallying five of their own.
The GRLC conference tournament starts Friday, Missouri should receive a first round bye and start play on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis. More info will be available soon. More photos will also be coming soon.
Junior attack Ryan Biek of Orno, Minn., will be the club’s president for next year.
As is the tradition for the lacrosse team, the 2014-2015 Leadership Team was voted in last week on the bus ride home from the Kansas game.
The LT directs all off-field actions for the club, while the coach is in charge of games and practices.
Congratulations to the new officers.
- President: Ryan Biek
- Treasurer: Matt Shepard
- Treasurer-Elect: Tyler Jacobsen
- Recruitment: Grant Pieper
- Travel: Thomas Scully
- Risk-Manager: Devan Dupré
- Equipment: Phil Bergman
- Freshman Rep: (Selected in the fall)
Cold winter temperatures seemed to make both teams slow to warm up Saturday. In a normally fast-paced game, the first goal wasn’t scored until 3:21 left in the first quarter.
Missouri’s Kevin Langerud scored the first goal of the game but Missouri couldn’t build any momentum and the game went to half time tied at 1.
Indiana controlled most of the game, peppering Missouri goalie Jacob Mayer with shots. Mayer had 17 saves for the game.
The loss moves Missouri to 3-2 overall. The next game is a non conference game against Illinois, scheduled for Saturday at DeSmet Jesuit High School in St Louis. Game time is 3 p.m. Illinois has played just one game so far this season, beating Wash U 6-4.
More photos will be posted soon.