Tigers lose to No. 22 Davenport, Indiana on road trip

Matt Needham (#7)
Matt Needham (#7)


BLOOMINGTON, IN-The University of Missouri men’s lacrosse team lost two games on its recent road trip to Indiana, losing 24-3 to No. 22 Davenport and 15-6 against GRLC East rival Indiana.

With the two losses the Tigers move to 3-7 on the season.

In the game against Davenport, the Panthers came out early, creating a scoring gap the Tigers weren’t able to overcome.

Leading the way on offense for the Tigers was freshman attack David Reed (Grayslake, Ill., Grayslake Central), who tallied two of the Tigers three goals in the game.

Matt Needham (Northbrook, Ill., Glenbrook North) and John Marshall (St. Louis, St. Louis University High) combined for nine saves in the match

Poor offense and shooting affected Missouri against their CCLA opponent, as the team tallied only nine shots, with seven coming in the first quarter. As well, the team totaled 7:30 minutes in the penalty box, with ten different Tigers receiving penalties.

In the second game of the day against 2014 GRLC champ and current GRLC favorite Indiana, Missouri came out strong, despite finishing up a game two hours earlier.

The Tigers came out hot against the heavily-favored Hoosiers and held their own against the squad who carried more than 50 players on its roster.

Through the first half, the Tigers were only down 4-2, but penalties hurt the Tigers in the second, as the squad gave up nine goals, with most coming on man-down. The Tigers totaled 9:00 minutes in the penalty box, the most for the team all season.

On the offensive side, David Reed and Scott Flynn (Wildwood, MO, Marquette) led the way with three and two goals apiece, while freshman goalie Kevin Murphy, (Houston, TX, Strake Jesuit) looked strong and stood on his head in goal, tallying 14 saves total.

Missouri will be off for a week as players have the opportunity to go home for Spring Break, before taking on rival Kansas in the team’s first GRLC West game of the season on April 9th 

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