LCU Red Lions Score Early But Can't Hold
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[October 06, 2014]
- On a soggy field with a cold wind and far too sparse sunshine,
the Red Lions of Lincoln Christian University (LCU) hosted the Eutectics
of St. Louis College of Pharmacy (StLCoP) on Saturday. LCU scored right
away but led the game for only 12 minutes, eventually falling 2-5 to the
visitors. This is the first of two meetings between LCU and their NAIA
rivals from St. Louis.
In the fourth minute, midfielder Mitchel Burgener (JR/Olney, IL)
found just enough space at the top of the box to get a shot off that
took the StLCoP goalie by complete surprise. The goalie, along with
everyone else at the game, simply watched the shot slip into the
upper 90, giving the home team a rare and welcome lead.
StLCoP answered 11 minutes later, with a skipping ball that beat LCU
goalkeeper Alex Watret (FR/Murrayville, IL), to tie the game. StLCoP
went on to add two more goals in the first half and send the home
side into the break, down 3-1.
LCU came out charged up as Burgener added another goal early in the
second half in the same manner as his first goal. He settled a poor
clearance and sent it back into the goal, beating the keeper and
pulling LCU to 3-2. It would be the last real threat LCU mounted in
StLCoP answered with speed and got a number of runs into
the box and peppered Watret with shots. Two more would find their
way past him and into the back of the net.
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With this, LCU drops their sixth game of the season. The Red Lions
are back in action on Wednesday, October 8 against Eureka College at
[Todd Spellman, Lincoln Christian
LCU’s School of Undergraduate
Studies is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate
Athletics (NAIA) and the National Christian College Athletic
Association (NCCAA). Founded in Lincoln, Illinois, in 1944, Lincoln
Christian University’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.
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