LC coach Massena provided the following notes on the game:
came out very strong for the first 5 minutes, getting three shots on
goal. However, Parkland would have the rest of the half, keeping
Lincoln off the scoreboard. Parkland scored on a corner kick in the
middle of the first half.
"At halftime we had talked about putting a strong 45 minutes
together to counter what Parkland had done first half. They are a
very strong team, and we needed to keep the ball and play our game
and not give up the counterattack the second half.
"While pushing forward, we put too many guys forward and gave up
a one-on-one with our keeper, in which our last defender pulled the
Parkland player down, resulting in a PK. Parkland would go up 2-0 on
this set piece chance.
"We fought hard after that, having the run of play for the last
25 minutes, getting chance after chance and hitting the post two
times. Lincoln pulled a goal back when Jason Velasquez crossed the
ball to an unmarked Eliceo Gonazlez, who headed the ball home.
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"We really pushed the last 10 minutes to get a second goal,
but Parkland did great at keeping us out of the goal. All credit
goes to them. They are a solid team who defends well and goes
forward with numbers.
"We have to get better at putting a full game together. We can't
wait until we are down 2-0 goals to really go at a team."
Lincoln is now 3-1 and 1-1 in Region 24 play.
The Lynx host Greenville College at 4 p.m. Thursday.
[Text from file received from Jeff Nelson,
Lincoln College sports information director]
Lincoln College men's soccer