The Nixa Lady Eagles lost their third in a row Tuesday night when they hosted the Willard Lady Tigers. It was the type of game that has become all too familiar to the Nixa players, coaches, and fans; close but no cigar.
Nixa controlled the majority of possession and the game was primarily played in Willard’s half. Unfortunately, the Lady Eagles could not capitalize. There were chances, but not any finishes.
On the bright side, the Lady Eagle defense, and goalie Kristen Miller were able to shut out the Lady Tigers throughout regulation and both overtime periods. Willard had few scoring opportunities save a couple of corner kicks.
The game was ultimately decided by PKs. It was the second time of the season that a Nixa game was decided by PKs. The other time came at Neosho and Nixa was also defeated there. Against Willard, the team’s fate would be the same. After four rounds, Willard had gained a 3-1 advantage as senior Stephanie Allen scored the lone PK for Nixa. The final fifth round was unnecessary.
Final Score PKs