Category: Soccer

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

[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…

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…

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,…