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LCU women's soccer wins season opener

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[September 04, 2013]  PEORIA -- The Lincoln Christian University women's soccer team traveled to Peoria on Saturday to take on Robert Morris University of Peoria. LCU grabbed the win with a score of 2-0.

The game began at 1 p.m. with the temperature in the mid-90s and the heat index well above 100. LCU and Robert Morris both came out fighting but failed to score any points as both teams were held scoreless throughout the first half.

When the second half rolled around, LCU was rejuvenated and was able to put in two shots on the goal and grab the win. Scoring for LCU were senior Jessica Hoskins (Hudson/Heartland CC) and freshman Mykenzie Witzke (Clinton/Olivet Nazarene University). Senior Margo Mriscin (Greenville/Greenville High) recorded the single assist for the game. As a team, LCU was able to take 20 total shots on the goal.

LCU senior goalkeeper Ashlan Rose (Chatham/Glenwood High) had a standout performance between the goalposts, as she recorded her season's first shutout while grabbing three saves.

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"We played pretty well considering the heat and our lack of subs," said LCU head coach Todd Spellman. "Remarkably well in fact, since we came out faster and more deliberate in the second half."

The LCU women's soccer team returns to action when they host Mid-West Region foe Maranatha Baptist Bible College on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the LCU soccer field.

[Text from file received from Lincoln Christian University]

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Lincoln Christian University is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, Division II. Founded in Lincoln in 1944, Lincoln Christian's three schools -- the School of Undergraduate Studies, the Hargrove School of Adult & Graduate Studies, and the Seminary -- share a mission to nurture and equip Christians with a biblical worldview to serve and lead in the church and the world. For more information about the Red Lions, visit

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