Freshman heroics not enough as FHU Soccer falls to Bryan
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Freshman heroics not enough as FHU Soccer falls to Bryan

Sat, Aug. 27, 2016 - [Women's Soccer]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

DAYTON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion soccer team received solid contribution from freshman Chloe Finney, as she converted her first goal of the season, but it wasn't enough as Bryan College handed FHU a 2-1 loss Saturday in Dayton, Tenn.

Despite the loss, the Lady Lions continued to prove they can play with any team that is put in front of them, as they kept pace with Bryan College for a majority of the match.

FHU (0-2) attempted 11 shots and seven shots on goal in the match compared to Bryan College (1-0), who attempted 12 shots and six shots on goal. Nina Carolissen led the charge for the Lady Lions with five shots on goal.

Chloe Finney would get things started for the Lady Lions in the first frame with a goal in the 22nd minute to put FHU up 1-0. The Lady Lions would hold the 1-0 edge until late in the first half when Bryan's Ruth Rosales would connect on a goal of her own to even things up at one apiece to close the half.

The Lady Lions would stay quiet in the second half, as they attempted just four shots in the final frame. Bryan College, on the other hand, would find  just enough offense on their home field to pick up their second win of the season.

Sophomore Hana Mizoguchi led the charge for Bryan in the second half, as she connected on her first goal of the season in the opening minutes of the second half. The goal, which marked Mizoguchi's tenth of her career, put her team up 2-1, which proved to be just enough for the win.

With the loss, the Lady Lions fall to 0-2 on the season.

On the men's side, the Lions (0-2) continued to struggle on the road trip as Bryan (1-0) had success controlling the pace of the game with 13 shots on goal and six goals in the match to hand FHU the 6-1 loss.

Similar to the Lady Lions, the Lions received positive minutes from their freshmen, as Luke Janiec converted the lone goal in the match for FHU. Another freshman on the Lions roster, Lucas Las Casas, led FHU on the offensive end with three shots on goal in the match.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions return home Thursday, September 1, as they host No. 14 Campbellsville (Ky.) in a 7:00 PM match-up at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex. The match will serve as the opening game of the Lion's Cup Invitational.

The Lions host Dalton State (Ga.) College on Saturday, September 3 for a 4:00 PM match-up that marks the final game of the Lion's Cup Invitational.

For more information regarding the Lion's Cup Invitational, contact the Freed-Hardeman University Athletic office at 731-989-6900.