Archive for Soccer

Griffons claim victory in new turf debut

September 4, 2015 No Comments

Trent Pickett

Despite the renovations at Spratt Stadium not being entirely finished, the Griffons found their way to victory on the brand new turf, beating the East Central Tigers 3-1. The Griffons found the net three times Friday evening with Nikki Birr, Sydney Cluck and Layne Shepherd scoring their first goals on the season. Midfielder Birr connected […]

Breeding a winning environment

Breeding a winning environment

September 2, 2015 No Comments

Jon Dykstra

[caption id="attachment_24861" align="alignnone" width="300"] Sophomore defender Paige Phipps clears ball in game last season. Senior Sydney Andrews and junior goalkeeper Sarah Lyle look on. – File Photo[/caption] Defense wins championships. That saying has been around in sports for years ever since legendary college football coach Bear Bryant first uttered it. Although it is one of […]

Board moves forward, approves Spratt Stadium project bonds

December 3, 2014 No Comments

Mika Cummins

On Friday, Nov. 21, the Board of Governors at Missouri Western voted to approve and proceed with the $5.5 million auxiliary system revenue bond issue to pay for improvements and renovations to Spratt Memorial Stadium. Final terms of the bond issue will be approved at a later date by the Board, but the resolution allows […]

Fall sports give Western student bragging rights

December 3, 2014 No Comments

Michael Penn

Most Missouri Western students have that one friend who goes to another college and always talks about how great their athletics program is even though their school is only good at one sport. The conversation, of course, ends up in a semi-serious argument to see who can one-up the other person. This fall, Western athletics […]

Heartbreaking loss ends historic season

November 12, 2014 No Comments

Michael Penn

Western’s historic season came to an end Wednesday with a loss to Fort Hays State University in the first round of the MIAA Tournament. The Griffons entered the MIAA Tournament for the first time in school history as the sixth seed. Throughout the game they relied on their stout defense to take them into double-overtime, […]

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