Friday, the Lynx played their last home game of the season against
East Central College out of Union, Mo.
"ECC is an outstanding team who will compete to win their region
tournament starting next week, so we thought it would it be good
test for us as we approach our region tournament starting next
weekend," said LC head coach Ben Massena.
Both teams had chances in the first half but it came out to be a
stalemate at halftime with a score of 0-0.
Lincoln controlled the ball most of the second half, but in the
78th minute a long ball was misjudged by a Lincoln defender, and an
ECC player on a breakaway chipped an out-coming Lincoln goalie.
Lincoln would not let this change their momentum and continued to
press toward ECC's goal. In the 82nd minute, the Lynx were able to
get on the board when Jose Barralaga dribbled by two players on the
corner of the box and bent a ball around the goalkeeper.
In the 87th minute, Eddy Milien took on several players in the
box and passed a negative ball back to Peter Neiderer, who drove a
left-footed shot into the back of the net, giving the Lynx a 2-1
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"I'm very proud of how the boys continued to play our game
despite giving up a counterattack goal at the end of the game,"
Massena said. "It shows we are a good team that will continue to
play hard throughout a game. It is what we have been working on all
season, and we are starting to see results from our hard work."
Saturday, the Lynx traveled to play the Greenville College JV and
defeated them 5-1.
"It was a good match for us to end the season with and good for
the guys to play back-to-back games late in the season," Massena
The Lynx take on Illinois Central College in the first round of
playoffs Saturday at noon on campus.
[Text from file received from Jeff Nelson,
Lincoln College sports information director]
Lincoln College men's soccer