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Lincoln Christian
Saint Louis College of Pharmacy
Women's Soccer - Thu, Sep. 7, 2017

St. Louis, MO - Experiencing some bad luck with injuries to begin the season, the Women's Soccer team continues to play each game a player down with no substitutes. The Red Lions (0-4), coming off of a tough matchup with the Trojans a day before, found yet another difficult task on Tuesday night when they visited the Eutectics of St. Louis College of Pharmacy (2-1) in a game under the lights. LCU felt the pressure early on and just couldn't hold on, ultimately dropping the game, 9-1.

 

Moments That Matter

 

LCU vs. STLCOP

 

First Half

 
  • STLCOP got off to a hot start, driving in two quick goals before the 9-minute mark to give themselves a 2-0 lead over LCU.
  • Shots came in bunches from the Eutectics for the next 25 minutes, but the young Red Lion's defense was able to hold them to just the two goals.
  • Toward the latter part of the half, the LCU defense grew weary allowing three goals which would bring the score to 5-0 at the end of the first.
 

Second Half

 
  • The Eutectics would not let up after the second half got underway, scoring 3 consecutive goals in just 17 minutes in to take an 8-0 lead .
  • After the big run by STLCOP, The Red Lion's would find their way onto the board with a great play by Abigail Crockett (JR/Normal, IL) who found the net to make it an 8-1 game.
  • LCU would only allow one more goal to sneak by in the final 10 seconds of the game and the Red Lions would fall 9-1.
 

Player of the Match | Mikayla Smith (FR/Chillicothe, IL)

 

Smith picked up where she left off on Monday, grabbing an unbelievable 28 saves in the contest on Tuesday night. The goalkeeper continues to shine and improve every time she steps onto the field.

 

Coach Quote | Spencer DeLong

 

"We continue to learn to communicate on the field. We are also working on covering our positions and working together. Going forward, we hope to work and move the ball as a team. The next few days between games will definitely help our girls recover and be fully ready for Saturday."

 

Player Quote | Mikayla Smith

 

"We once again were down a player for the game, but it didn't feel like it. We improved on putting pressure on the ball and closing down the midfield. Late in the first half, we got down on ourselves and stopped talking. However, we came back in the second half staying positive and continuing to talk. One thing we need to work on is keeping the person with the ball in front of us and trying not to stab at the ball."

 

What's Next:

 

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