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Picture this: 14 active, in-season teams, one weight room, one state of the art indoor facility and every single team has to receive the same … READ MORE

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Four hundred and fifty-five days is an abnormally long time to go between home games; but COVID-19 has made life anything but normal. READ MORE

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Although the women's soccer team did not get to display their skills under the lights of Spratt Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 22, the Griffons rol… READ MORE

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Two years ago Sept. 21, 2018, one of the biggest wins for Missouri Western Soccer occurred. The rivalry between the two teams, University of C… READ MORE

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Early morning practice. The smell of the previous night’s showers linger. It’s the beginning of fall sports’ next 45 days.  READ MORE

By: Harry Loomis College sports are a funny thing. With student athletes having four years of eligibility, it is not uncommon for teams to go from struggling one year to contending for a conference championship the next. Unfortunately for Missouri Western’s girls soccer, they experienced the exact opposite this season. Things just didn’t go right […] READ MORE

By: Avery Booth Missouri Western women’s soccer took on the University of Nebraska-Kearney Lopers and walked away with a scoreless draw on Sunday at Spratt Stadium.  The Griffons held the Lopers to a goalless game after 110 minutes of soccer through two overtimes but couldn’t find a goal themselves. This is the Griffons’ second tie […] READ MORE

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By: Harry Loomis A rainy Spratt Stadium didn’t put a damper on Missouri Western’s weekend. On the back of a couple of dominant defensive efforts, the Griffons won both of their games this weekend.  They defeated Missouri Southern 1-0 on Friday and followed it up with a 2-0 victory over arch-rival Northwest Missouri on Sunday.  […] READ MORE

By: Harry Loomis While the record doesn’t look great, the Missouri Western women’s soccer team seems to be turning a corner. After a very solid weekend, which saw them tie against Wayne State and defeat Sioux Falls, the team currently sits at 1-2-1 after two weeks of action.  While they didn’t score their first goal […] READ MORE

By: Brett Howery It’s hard to move from Deluth, Minnesota, to St. Joseph, Missouri.  It’s harder to come into a soccer program as a freshman and start as a goalkeeper. Sophomore Anna Mayer did both of these feats, and has placed herself as one of the elite goalkeepers in the MIAA Conference thanks to her […] READ MORE

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee added a familiar face to it’s DII national ranks by adding Missouri Western’s own soccer sophomore Mackenzie O’Neill.   She is the first Griffon to serve on the 27-member national committee since Marian Carbin in 2006.   “To be selected into the national SAAC is an amazing honor and feeling,” Carbin […] READ MORE

The Griffons faced off with Emporia state at Spratt with the Griffons coming out on top in overtime 4-3. ESU scored first with a header halfway through the 24th minute, but the Griffs scored 10 minutes later off of the leg of Cassidy Menke making it 1-1 going into halftime. Menke felt very confident going […] READ MORE

The Griffons had amazing attendance for their game against No. 1 ranked Central Missouri, and they did not disappoint the Western faithful, stunning the reigning MIAA champions 1-0. Sara Collins scored once off a header in the 30th minute, and the Griffons did not look past after that playing spectacular defense. Collins scored her first […] READ MORE

Missouri Western went 2-1 in the MIAA conference playoffs beating The University of Central Oklahoma 2-1 and Washburn University 1-0, but lost to Central Missouri University 4-1. Missouri Western is going into the NCAA tournament with the 3rd seed and could have the chance to face UCM for the fourth time this season. UCM won […] READ MORE

Now ranked 20th in the nation, Western womens soccer won another game and dropped only their second game of the season, beating Nebraska-Kearney 2-0 but then losing to Fort Hays State 1-0 in two overtimes. In the win against UNK, Missouri Western improved to 10-1 overall and 4-0 in MIAA play with its seventh shutout […] READ MORE

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With the team getting better year after year, expectations are high for coach Chad Edwards and the Missouri Western soccer team. “I think the goal always is to get a playoff game and win a championship, and I think with the team we have and the girls we have coming in, there is a very […] READ MORE

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Missouri Western recently became witness to a revitalized men’s soccer club this past semester. One determined, goal-driven athlete took to the Athletics department to bargain for the men’s soccer team to be brought back. With the help of the SGA, Athletics department and of course other male student athletes looking to sink their teeth into […] READ MORE

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Missouri Western recently became witness to a revitalized men’s soccer club this past semester. One determined, goal-driven athlete took to th… READ MORE

The Missouri Western soccer team is on pace to have the best season in program history. After a 1-0 win on Sunday against Northeastern State University, the Griffons find themselves in fifth place in the MIAA, one win from the program record for wins in a season and just two games back of UCM. Sunday’s […] READ MORE

The Griffon soccer team ended their two-match losing streak Thursday evening in Joplin, Mo. against Missouri Southern State University. Western defeated the 2-5-1 Lions two to one. “I’m really proud of the kids this week,” head coach Chad Edwards said. Missouri Southern scored first in the 32nd minute of the match. Julia Liberty scorched one […] READ MORE

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One of the most difficult jobs for a coach is finding the right amount of youth for your roster. The Missouri Western soccer team will have plenty of youth taking the field this fall. With only three seniors on this year’s team, coach Chad Edwards hopes that those senior’s experience is enough. “We have seniors […] READ MORE

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Known mostly as the home of one of the wealthiest men in the world, for a zoo and as the the center of the college baseball world each year, Omaha is home to many great attractions and also to a 21-year old girl who spends each fall tormenting MIAA opponents on the soccer field. Redshirt […] READ MORE

A historic season for the Griffons finally met its end in Oklahoma. Western’s season was full of promise and potential, and for the most part, it lived up to that. The Griffons found themselves winning more games faster than any other team in program history had, and also won the most games in program history. […] READ MORE

A weekend full of potential for the Griffons fizzled out when they took to the road this weekend to face Central Missouri and Lindenwood. Going into this weekend’s road trip, the Griffons were riding a three-game winning-streak, their first of the year. With the opponents of Central Missouri and Lindenwood ahead, the Griffons hoped to […] READ MORE

The Griffons were on top of their game this weekend, as they won both games for the first time since the first week of the season. Friday’s matchup with Nebraska-Kearney was the tale of two halves. The first half was a series of missed opportunities by Nebraska-Kearney. The Lopers put up six shots, but only had one on […] READ MORE

The first half of the Griffons’ season has been a rollercoaster as Western tried to find consistency. Although they made their way to five wins, the fastest in program history, they are not satisfied with where their record currently stands. Western sits at 6-4-1 on the season, but holds a subpar 2-3-1 record in conference play. “We […] READ MORE

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The Griffons are off to one of their best starts in program history, and Sydney Andrews has played a pivotal role engineering that start. Plus, she is doing it all with a hearing disability. Soccer is a sport were communication is key, so it is hard to imagine how she’s able to hear on the field, while also […] READ MORE

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The Griffons played close with a pair of top-10 regional teams and plan to keep the positive vibes rolling. Western made its way to Oklahoma this weekend, but returned without a victory. The Griffons faced both Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State during their stint in Oklahoma. Although both games were close, they could not find the back of the net […] READ MORE

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Defender Taylor Gant’s stingy defense against Lindenwood earned her MIAA Defensive Athlete of the Week for the second time in her career. Gant and the Griffons only allowed the Lions to score one goal on 14 shots. For the season, Western has only allowed 46 shot attempts with just 27 on goal. Western has only […] READ MORE

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Although some transitioning from her hometown of Duluth, Minn., was required, Sarah Lyle has made herself at home at Missouri Western. The stand-out goalkeeper found her way to Missouri Western from Duluth East High School in Duluth, Minn. At Duluth East High School, Lyle compiled quite the resume. She was not only named a captain, but was […] READ MORE

The Griffons began their season with consecutive victories, defeating Harding University 2-1. Western once again brought the offensive attack. With the use of 23 shots, 13 on goal, the Griffons found the net twice. Both goals were scored by midfielder Bridget Blessie, which already matches her previous season total. However, it was a total team […] READ MORE

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 […] READ MORE

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 the most overused sports cliches, Griffon soccer coach Chad Edwards’ team will look to ride its basic premise to an even better season in 2015 than they […] READ MORE

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 […] READ MORE

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 […] READ MORE

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, […] READ MORE

Two years ago, I joined the Griffon News sports desk. Covering Western soccer was my assigned beat. I went to every home game and kept up online when they were on the road. I remember watching Abby Widrig kick one from 40 yards out to win it and I remember watching a double overtime loss […] READ MORE

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 […] READ MORE

The Griffons’ season is almost over and they are currently ranked fifth in the conference. They look forward to the remaining games as they try to push towards a higher ranking and a playoff run. The key to the Griffons making the playoffs is winning one of the two match-ups against the University of Central […] READ MORE

The Griffons’ soccer team is playing hard and planning on amping up their play for the last half of the season. With seven wins this season, Coach Edwards has been named the winningest coach in Griffon soccer history. Edwards would not take all the credit though. “I just have had a bunch of talented ladies […] READ MORE

K.C. Ramsell is a Griffon soccer player who works to be the best on and off the field. As soon as she started running, she said she wanted to play soccer. “I started when I was about two and a half or three.” Ramsell said. “I fell in love with it and played since.” Growing […] READ MORE

One of the most amazing achievements in sports is when a struggling team has a turnaround season. Although it is early in the season, Missouri Western soccer has already shown signs of a complete turnaround this year. After finishing the 2013 season with a 2-14-2 record, the Griffons have started the 2014 season by winning […] READ MORE

Western wrapped up their soccer season with a 1-0 loss to the Lions of Missouri Southern. The first half remained quiet, as it has for most of the season. The Griffons were able to shutdown the Lions offensively to keep the score 0-0 going into halftime. In the second half, the game was still scoreless […] READ MORE

The seniors on the soccer team prepare their goals for the future and their farewells as the last game of the season approaches. The last game of the season will be against Missouri Southern in Joplin, Mo. And while the season has been tough on the team, it will be even tougher for the seniors. […] READ MORE

The Griffons set goals and aim to win against Missouri Southern State University in their last game of the season. Missouri Southern is coached by Alese Woolard, who has been with Missouri Southern for four seasons. She was the assistant head coach for three years and enters her first season as head coach. Woolard worked […] READ MORE

Western continues to struggle on the field, and is aiming to break their losing streak against the Central Missouri Mules. The Mules are coached by five-time MIAA coach of the year, Lewis Theobald, who is on his seventh year with the Mules. UCM is currently 8-2-2, and will prove to be a tough challenge for […] READ MORE