LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – Midland University suffered a 16-4 loss to (RV) Ottawa University in the opening round of the KCAC tournament on Thursday afternoon. Senior Malia Shimabukuro scored twice in her final game as the Lady Warriors' season came to an end.
Ottawa broke the scoring seal in the contest less than two minutes after the opening faceoff. A free position goal by Jada Jordan tied the game at the 22-minute mark of the first half, but it was all Ottawa from there.
The Braves proceeded to take a 9-1 lead into halftime and scored 14 unanswered goals to blow the game open at 15-1 with 13:51 remaining in the second half.
Shimabukuro scored both her goals in the final 13 minutes of the contest and Mady Cline tacked on the final goal for Midland in the loss.
Tessa Singleton, who was named the KCAC Defensive Player of the Year yesterday, recorded nine saves in goal for MU.
The Lady Warriors season comes to an end with a record of 5-8.