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Women's Soccer - Tue, Sep. 5, 2017

Lincoln, IL- Still seeking the first win of their young season, the Women's Soccer team would look to find it in their make-up home opener on Monday. The Red Lions (0-3) faced The Trojan's of Hannibal-LaGrange (1-3) in a Labor Day soccer showdown. An injury-ridden Red Lion's team played the entire game down a player and without any substitutions. They would give it all they could, but eventually fell to HLGU 8-1.

 

Moments That Matter

 

LCU vs. HLGU

 

First Half

 
  • In the first 10 minutes of the match, HLGU jumped off to an early lead scoring the game's first two goals.
  • LCU's defense would buckle down a bit, thanks to some excellent goalkeeping from Mikayla Smith (FR/Chillicothe, IL) as they only found themselves down 3-0 at the 35' mark.
  • Heading into the final stretch of the half, The Trojans continued to fire shot after shot and tire the Red Lion's team making it 5-0 to end the first half.
 

Second Half

 
  • The second half began with back-and-forth shots from the two teams, followed by a flurry of shots from HLGU before they finally netted one in the 64th minute to make it a 6-0 game.
  • It wouldn't take long for The Red Lions to respond as Abigail Crockett (JR/Normal, IL) finds the back of the goal, passed the Trojans keeper, to get her team on the board in the 68th minute.
  • Even with a great second half effort, the game wore on a depleted Red Lions team late and they fell, 8-1.
 

Player of the Match | Mikayla Smith

 

Continuing to impress, the freshman comes up with some big time saves regardless of the score. Smith ends the Labor Day match with 20 saves off the 28 shots on goal by the opposition.

 

Coach Quote | Spencer DeLong

 

"It was a tough day for the home opener. We did have some positive spots in the game with Abigail's goal, some big saves by Mikayla Smith, and great work by Kaylee Stengel (FR/Red Bud, IL ). All of the ladies continue to learn their positions and the ins-and-outs of the game. We were thankful for the large home crowd who came out to support us."

 

Player Quote | Mikayla Smith

 

"Considering we played a player down the whole game and with injured players, I thought our efforts were outstanding and that we never gave up. We are beginning to play and communicate well as a team. I think that we need to work on keeping pressure on the ball and pushing up to close down the midfield."

 

What's Up Next:

 

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