FHSU men lose MIAA soccer championship in a shootout
Fort Hays State earned a 0-0 draw with Lindenwood in the MIAA Tournament Finals, but finished as runner-up after Lindenwood took the shootout, 6-5.
The Tigers (12-4-3, 6-1-2 MIAA) fired four shots on the day - three of which came in the second half, staying even with a Lions' (17-0-3, 7-0-1 MIAA) team that took nine shots on the day.
Neither team would gain an advantage in the first half, though FHSU was held without a shot in the opening 45 minutes. Lindenwood took six shots, including three on goal, but strong defensive play by the Tigers and goalie Jason Babyak kept it tied.
The second half was much of the same, as both teams took turns holding possession, but neither could break through the others' defense.
Headed into golden goal, FHSU took just one shot in the second overtime period, sending the match to a shootout, which LU took, 6-5.
The Tigers will now wait for the NCAA Selection Show on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. ET to learn whether or not its season continues at the NCAA Tournament.
Fort Hays State: Carlos Linares (Made), Daniel Peralta (Made), Jaccob Rangel (Missed), Diego Cabral (Made), Tanner Brock (Made), Cameron Barksdale (Missed)
Lindenwood: Mauricio (Made), Tabuyo (Missed), Romero (Made), Humes (Made), Fernandez (Made), Hayne (Made), Husbands (Game Winning Goal)