The Missouri Baptist University men’s soccer closed out a record-breaking season by claiming the AMC conference title, winning 2-1 in overtime, for the first time in MBU history.
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After scoring the game-winning goal in overtime and ultimately leading the MBU men’s soccer team to the NAIA National Tournament, freshman Jona Oesterling joins his team in celebration. The Spartans, ranked No. 26, travel to Marshall, Missouri, to play the Missouri Valley Vikings, No. 5 seed, on Saturday, Nov. 17.
With three different sports requiring a turf field, Missouri Baptist University’s athletic department is looking to deliver with the second-phase construction of Spartan Field.
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Construction for Spartan Field started in 2013 and already hosts sporting events such as soccer and lacrosse games, and it plays host to the MBU football team’s practices. The next step is looking toward hosting MBU football games.
Kids from poverty stricken neighborhoods and broken homes can learn the qualities of good character through athletics. Kids learn how to work in teams, to be hardworking, to set goals and even understand responsibility for the first time.
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Growing up in inner-city areas can have detrimental effects on adolescents, but those who choose to pursue athletics may find themselves able to overcome their demographic struggles and develop strong character traits along the way.
The Spartan women’s volleyball team has had a large amount of success since the 2005 season, as they have become a pillar of consistency at Missouri Baptist University.
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The Missouri Baptist University women’s volleyball team stands for the singing of the national anthem before their season home opener. The Spartans are currently enjoying a 14-game winning streak.