Nixa 2, Joplin 1 (1OT)

Goals by Josh Rose PK and KhaiUyen Huynh Golden Goal in 90th minute assist by Drake Hughes.  Nixa played well but after getting the lead on Josh Rose’s PK midway through the first half but the team couldn’t keep Joplin off the scoreboard.  With just seconds to play in the game, Joplin put a ball in the box that Nixa let drop and Joplin pounced on it and  scored to tie the game.  Nixa was able to get it together and get the golden goal towards the end of the first overtime when Drake Hughes made a great run down the left side and got enough of a cross off that found KhaiUyen in the middle for the score.  That was the first time that Nixa has beaten Joplin.

The JV had another disappointing result losing 2-0 to Joplin.  The team is improving though, they created many chances especially in the second half but couldn’t find the net.  The team will be ready for Monday against Lebanon but they only have a half to get the job done.

Monday’s game time is 5pm JV first and just one half for the JV.  Varsity will start around 5:50pm.