Missouri Downs Wash. U.-St. Louis at Historic Francis Field

On a cold and rainy Sunday, ironically the first official weekend of spring, the Missouri Tigers took on the Washington U. Bears in St. Louis on historic Francis Field, the site of the 1904 Summer Olympics and 1904 World's Fair. The Tigers started out with a lead in the first quarter that was never relinquished throughout the game.

Attackman and Captain Cory Kaufman (#9) had a breakout game contributing 8 points (4G/4A), and Sr. Billy Dowell (#17) spoke up with 5 goals of his own. Jr. Attackman Troy Clesen (#26) remained steady with a 5 point game (4G/1A), one of which was assisted by a smooth backhand flip from Attackman Clayton Melrose (#14) (1G/4A), while Captain Josh Nelson (#33) also put 4 points on the board (2G/2A).

"We did a great job today of controlling the ball and thus controlling the game." said Head Coach Keith Euker, "James Stannard (#16) did an outstanding job for us on the face-off X. And if you can control the game from the draw, everything should flow from there." The home team Bears fought hard and brought the game to within a two-goal difference, led by some phenomenal saves by goaltender Gus Peters. Ultimately though, the Tigers held the lead as the last seconds of the final quarter ticked away.

2010-03-22



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