LINCOLN, IL — The Red Lions (3-11) took the home pitch for the second time in one week on Wednesday, October 6, to host the Hornets of Harriet-Stowe State University (9-2). While the host team fought the good fight, they could not contain the talented Hornets, falling 1-8.
Play was competitive in the first minutes of the match, with both teams searching for an opening in the opposing defense.
After nearly nine minutes of back-and-forth action, HSSU broke the stalemate, scoring a goal off of a corner kick. The talented Hornets rolled forward from that point, scoring twice more before halftime.
The Hornets' lead only grew in the second half, where they dumped five more strikes into the Red Lion net.
Although LCU struggled to contain HSSU's quick counters and corners on defense, the Red Lions were able to respond on offense. Rashawn Jackson (JR/Monroe, LA) beat out the Hornet keeper in a foot race for the ball, and capitalized with a goal in the 69th minute.
Sadly, Jackson's goal would not be enough to reverse the damage that had already been done.
Men's Soccer will be back at home on Monday, October 11 to host Iowa Wesleyan University (0-11).