Mizzou got the upper hand over the weekend in a rivalry that has persisted since 1890. The Tigers lacrosse team took on the University of Kansas on Stankowski Field, defeating the Jayhawks 12-6 and regaining possession of the coveted Border War sword. Since Mizzou joined the Southeastern Conference in 2012, the two universities' sports teams have had few interactions on the athletics fields and courts, but club sports, such as lacrosse, keep the competitive spirit alive.
Border won! Mizzou Lacrosse beats Kansas 12-6 to win the Civil War sword at Stankowski Field on April 11. KU and MU have been opponents in lacrosse since the programs began. The Border War trophy was introduced 10 years ago.
Peter Muehlebach, No. 4, attempts to get control of the ball from Phil Bergman, No. 26, at the beginning of a play.
Robbie Shutt runs the length of the field for each goal scored by the men's lacrosse team. Shutt helped to keep the energy high among fans.
A Kansas player dives to the ground after being pushed by a Mizzou player. Mizzou recovered the ball and took it down field to score against the Jayhawks.
Team members watch the game intently from their designated area on the sidelines of Stankowski Field.
A group of Mizzou students gather at Stankowski to cheer on the Tigers, keeping the energy high and the cheers loud.
A Mizzou player runs to catch the ball before a Kansas player can get ahold of it.
Kansas players stand silently as Mizzou scores another goal against their team.
Immediately after the game clock runs out, Mizzou's team rushes the field to claim the Civil War sword. The Tigers are thrilled to have the trophy back on their turf.
Members of the Mizzou team pass the Civil War sword, taking turns to kiss the blade in honor of their win over Kansas.
Mizzou and Kansas players shake hands after the conclusion of the border-war game on Stankowski Field.
Members of the lacrosse team pose for a portrait after the game.