The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


September 9, 2012

OCC notches second soccer victory

Ozark Christian improved its men’s soccer record to 2-0 with a victory over Central Christian on Saturday.

The Ambassadors scored three times in the second half for a 4-2 decision.

OCC continues on the road Tuesday, playing at Central Bible in Springfield, starting at 3 p.m. The Ambassadors will open their home scheduled Friday, facing Hillsdale Freewill Baptist in a 4 p.m. match.

Korbin Koenig had two goals and an assist for Ozark on Saturday. Kelvin Maina had the opening goal. Nathan Caddell set up both of Koenig’s goals and then Koenig assisted Jon-Michael Bontrager.

Marty Kelly scored both Central Christian goals.

OCC goalkeeper Trevor Ferriss was credited with six saves.

Lions drop home opener

Southern Nazarene spoiled Missouri Southern’s home opener with a 2-0 decision in a rain-delayed game Friday night.

Southern Nazarene (3-1) received unassisted goals from Ericka Ramirez and Bekah Stewart while limiting the Lions to three shots on goal, two by Megan Stueve.

The Lions (0-2-1) will play Abilene Christian at noon today.


Lions fall to 0-8

PUEBLO, Colo. — Missouri Southern lost four weekend matches in the Thunderwolves Classic at Colorado State-Pueblo.

The Lions fell to New Haven and Pueblo on Friday, and to Adams State and Wayland Baptist on Saturday, all by 3-0 margins.

Katie Politte led with 10 kills against New Haven. Abby Finder had 24 assists and Sydney Potts led with nine digs. Politte had 10 kills, Finder 26 assists and Potts 13 digs against Pueblo. Callie Whetstone had a solo block and four assists.

Politte and Danielle Severns had five kills each against Adams State and Finder had 15 assists. Potts led with seven digs.

Politte had 15 kills against Wayland Baptist and Finder had 37 assists and a pair of service aces. Finder and Potts had 15 digs each.

The Lions open MIAA play on Friday at Missouri Western.

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