The Griffons are two games away from the end of their season and are edging near the the playoffs.
The Griffons are in fifth place in the MIAA with a 9-6-1 record so far.
The top eight teams make the postseason and the top four host games.
Sitting on the edge of hosting a tournament game, the Griffons are trying to win out the rest of their games and move up in the conference standings.
Forward Katie Kempf is looking forward to the next few crucial games.
“This will be the first time the we have gone to the playoffs since the tournament started a few years back,” Kempf said. “It would be amazing to host our first playoff appearance, too.”
The players that are not seniors are excited about this because of all the recruiting aspects that a playoff team could mean for their future.
Goalkeeper Sarah Lyle, who has eight shut outs, is happy about the season compared to last year and what it could.
“This season is a lot better than last season with all of the injuries that caused a bad season for us,” Lyle said. “I had a friend who did not chose Missouri Western because of our record, they did not know about the injuries or anything.”
The Griffons play Northwest Missouri State for the last home game of the regular season.
Northwest is sitting in the eighth spot right with a 6-7-1 record, and are on a two-game losing streak.
Both the Griffons and the Bearcats have one tie this season and it happens to be with each other.
The Bearcats are Missouri Western’s rivals and always bring a tough game when they play.
The Griffons have never beaten the Bearcats and hope to change that with the upcoming game.
Forward Tara Russell is playing Northwest for what could be her last time.
“Northwest is always a tough opponent because of the rivalry,” Russell said. “If we come out and play our defensive game, and put a lot of shots on goal, I am sure we can win this game. We are a different team than the last time they saw us.”
The Griffons have achieved a winning record, but the goal is much greater with the MIAA playoffs coming up.
Western will host Northwest on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.