On Saturday April 27th, the Tigers were able to defeat the Kansas Jayhawks and earn a spot in the conference playoffs. The Tigers took control of the game early and never looked back, beating the Jayhawks 24-9. Full game stats can be found here.
The Tigers will continue on for a least one more week as they earned a spot in the GRLC Tournament. They are set to take on Purdue University at 5:45 pm on May 3rd. The tournament will be held in Belleville, IL at Belleville Stadium. The bracket for the conference tournament can be found here.
The Tigers split games this weekend, winning big over a young Arkansas team Friday night then losing to division-leading Wisconsin Sunday morning.
Friday night’s chilly temperatures didn’t affect Missouri’s shooting, scoring 12 goals in the first quarter on the way to an easy shut-out win. Having faced lop-sided games in Minnesota, coach Eric Chole had no problem agreeing to a running clock for the rest of the game. He used the playing time to work the offensive playbook.
Sunday’s game was more competitive but the Tigers made several mental mistakes that kept them from coming back to win it. They lost to Wisconsin 11-7. Missouri is now 1-1 in the division and 2-6 overall.
Down 5-3 at the half, Missouri started the third quarter with two quick goals to tie the score at 5. But Wisconsin answered with three unanswered goals, taking an 8-5 lead. The Tigers were unable to regain the spark they had at the beginning of the half, making a number of mental mistakes that cost them goals.
Missouri’s next game is scheduled for noon Saturday, April 20, at Iowa.
On Saturday March 24th, the Tigers will kicked off their spring break trip against the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. The Tigers are coming off a win over in-state rival Missouri State and are 2-1 on the season. While the Tigers’ season has been delayed due to weather conditions, the Bulldogs have nearly completed their 2013 season. The Bulldogs are currently (6-3) with their last win coming against Illinois, 7-6.
The Bulldogs are currently ranked No. 15 in the nation and are the highest ranked team on the Tigers’ schedule this year.
The game is set to start at 1:00 pm. For a look at the pregame match-up between the Tigers and the Bulldogs, click here.