(photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
Sikeston was out-shot 27-16 in the game which contributed to the loss.
"We're playing better," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. "We played them earlier in the year and lost 5-0. I thought we played them a lot better today."
Sikeston fell behind 1-0 on a goal by Justin Alford at the 22:00 mark.
The Bulldogs tied the game on Brad Deere's goal at the 29:00 mark, assisted by J.R. Bizzell.
The Mules moved ahead at the 36:00 mark on Kyle Boatner's goal. They put the game away at the 52:00 mark on Alford's second goal.
Sikeston's Jason Deere recorded 24 saves in the game.
"We're still letting a lot of these teams get too many shots on us," said Long. "Jason's making a lot of great saves but eventually some of those are going to go in. We're happy about Brad Deere coming around. He's scored in two straight games. If he gets going then it will help Tanner Fritz up top and it will take some pressure off him. They're a good one-two punch."
In the junior varsity game, Sikeston won 2-1 against Poplar Bluff.
Jordan Dillender scored the Bulldogs' first goal on an assist from Ryan Dukes.
Later, Cody Cooper saved a penalty kick by the Mules.
Kyle Howard scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick with eight minutes left.
Sikeston will host Farmington on Monday at 4 p.m.
On Monday, Sikeston tied West Plains 1-1 in two overtimes.
Deere scored the tying goal in the first half but neither team was able to score again.