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Southern soccer ties Rogers State 1-1 in non-conference play behind Wilhelm's late goal

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Behind a lategoal by senior defender DanaWilhelm, the Missouri Southern Lions soccer team was able to salvage a1-1 tie tonight against Rogers State (Okla.) in non-conference actionon Pink Night at Hal Bodon Field.

Wearing pinksocks to honor breast cancer awareness month, the Lions (3-5-4) wouldoutshoot the Hillcats (1-9-1) 33-11 on the evening, including 17-8 ongoal, but would not find the back of the net until the 88th minute when Wilhelmwould get the ball off a deflection from a Hillcat defender and wouldscore from five yards out finding the back right corner of the net to tiethe game.

The Hillcatswould get on the scoreboard first in the 71st minute when forward Tara Garrettwould score from almost 40 yards out shooting a ball straight on goal thatwould bounce over Lions goalkeeper AbbyRisner's head.

With the matchdeadlocked at one after regulation, the Lions would outshoot Rogers St. 9-2 inthe two overtime periods, but would be unable to get one past the Hillcats'goalkeeper Jordan Harris, who would make 16 saves on the evening.

Southernwould notch a season-high for both shots and shot on goal attempts as 10different players would attempt a shot on the evening, led by six fromsophomore forward KarleyThomas. The MIAA Offensive Player of the Week would also lead the teamwith four attempts on goal. KimmyHulse, CarlyCecil and KellyWhite would each add four shots apiece. 

GoalkeepersRisner and BethHammons would split duties in goal as Hammons would make three saves in thefirst half while Risner would make four in the second half and overtimeperiods. 

After playingthree matches in seven days, the Lions are off until Friday, October 25 whenthey return to MIAA action traveling to Washburn (7-5-1, 4-2-1 MIAA) toface the Ichabods at 6 p.m. at Yager Stadium. 

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