Hannibal, Mo. - The Hannibal-LaGrange University Women's Soccer team hosted their homecoming game today against the Freed-Hardeman Lions (7-4). The Trojans came into the contest with a record of 3-8 looking to snap a three game losing streak. But the Lions ended the game up 1-0.
The first half was a defensive battle for both squads who displayed their physical play and suffocating defense. Unfortunately, the offensive was unable to put one past the Lions goalie. The second half was almost a repeat of the first half with both teams grinding it out. This time a costly mistake on the defensive end led to the Trojans giving up the game winning goal in the 62nd minute. HLGU could not clear the ball out of the box to prevent the shot. The ladies tried to respond down the stretch but failed to capitalize on their opportunities.
The defeat pushes the Trojans record to (3-9) for the season and (1-5) in the America Midwest Conference. HLGU was out shot 10-18 in the game. Coach Tasha Flynn shared, "This was a tough loss for us as I thought we executed the tactical plan well. We hit the crossbar on our end and failed to clear a corner one the other which resulted in the only goal. So a big step forward leading in to two big games next week."
The team's next two games will be on the road as they travel to play both Stephens College and Central Baptist College. They will return home on October 17 to play against Lindenwood University-Belleville. Live coverage for this contest will begin at 1:30 PM.