Mizzou finishes with a very successful year

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Sean Hogarty, left, consoles Gerry Leonard after the loss in the GRLC conference tournament.

For most teams in any sport, the season ends with a loss. At least on paper.

The University of Missouri’s loss in the semi final round of the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference tournament representing yet another win in their successful season. After the sting of the loss had subsided the Tigers looked back to see that, led by second year coach Keith Euker, they finished with an overall record of 13-4.

Zach Nisson yells instructions to the team. Nisson suffered an injury to his ribs earlier in the season and was re-injured Saturday night.

The No. 3 seeded Tigers were beat by No. 2  Lindenwood 10-7 Saturday night at Lindenwood. The teams seemed to come out firing hot bullets in the first quarter, but the pace slowed down quickly considering the how high-scoring these offenses can be. At the half Lindenwood held the lead, 4-2.

Without lead scorer Zach Nisson for much of the second half, the Tigers couldn’t get a good offensive drive going. Gerry Leonard poured in three goals and Matt Vollmer added two. Logan Parker and Walter Reilly added one each.