LINCOLN, IL — Rough weather and a swarming Iowa Wesleyan University (1-12) offense caused problems for LCU Men's Soccer (3-12) during Monday's home loss.
Following a short lightning delay, both teams took the field. As play began, IWU's front line crept up the pitch, forcing the Red Lions back into their own half of the field for extended stretches of the first half.
Still, despite their early struggles, the Red Lions had a chance to score early, but it was the Tigers who struck first. Two more IWU goals gave the visiting team a 3-0 advantage heading into the break.
While shot opportunities were few and far between for the Red Lions, Rashawn Jackson (JR/Monroe, LA) and Camden Kessler (SO/Pana, IL) nearly found paydirt on a few occasions, but the majority of their attempts were deflected by the Tiger keep.
Kessler eventually got the Red Lions on the board in the 89th minute, after an IWU foul in the box gave him a PK opportunity. Unfortunately, Kessler's goal was too little, too late for the Red Lions.
In a second-half outburst, the visiting Tigers tallied seven more goals, making the final score 10-1 in favor of IWU.
LCU will look to regroup before their Senior Night match against Andrews University (1-6-1) on Wednesday, October 13. Fans are encouraged to come support the Red Lions in their final home contest of the season.