Lady Lions battle to draw; Lions fall 4-1 to Belleville
"Avis Van Kampen netted her second goal of the season in Tuesday's draw"
Lindenwood University-Belleville

Lady Lions battle to draw; Lions fall 4-1 to Belleville

Tue, Sep. 13, 2016 - [Soccer]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

BELLEVILLE, Ill. - De ja' vu might be the best word to describe Tuesday's outing for the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion soccer team at Lindenwood University-Belleville. For a second straight match, Avis Van Kampen was able to find the back of the net for the Lady Lions, but it would not be enough as FHU experienced their second straight draw of the season.

The Lady Lions (0-3-2, 0-0-1 AMC) would get the scoring drive started, as Van Kampen was able to place a header to the back of the net in the 17th minute just past the reaching arms of Belleville keeper Alondra Balderrama.

However, Maisie Kincaid would capitalize moments later for Lindenwood-Belleville (1-3-1, 0-0-1 AMC) in the 24th minute to even things up at one apiece after receiving a corner kick from Emily Fox and sending it to the back of the net.

Despite attempting just three shots on goal in the match, the Lady Lions made good on their opportunities, as they were able to capitalize on their few chances at the net.

Lindenwood-Belleville, on the other hand, had no trouble pushing the ball forward and getting some solid looks at the net, as they peppered 15 shots on goal in the match. However, despite their persistence, FHU freshman keeper Cassandra Tymchen would not budge as she saved 11 shots and allowed just one goal in the match.

Lindenwood-Belleville attempted 34 shots in the match compared to the Lady Lions, who attempted just 12 shots. Van Kampen led the Lady Lions on the offensive end with the lone goal in the match for FHU.

Abigail Morales also contributed on the offensive end, as she attempted four shots while Nina Carolissen followed close behind with three shots and one shot on goal in the match.

With the draw, the Lady Lions stand at 0-3-2 on the season.

Meanwhile on the men's side, the Lions (0-4, 0-1 AMC) dropped their fourth straight match of the season with a 4-1 loss, as four goals in the first half by Lindenwood-Belleville (2-3) would prove costly for FHU on the road.

Despite the loss, the Lions continued to receive solid contribution from freshman Lucas Las Casas, who was able to find the back of the net in the 75th minute for his second goal of the season. However, the goal would be too little too late, as the Lions fell 4-1 to the Lynx on the road.

With the loss, the Lions fall to 0-4 on the season.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions and Lions return home Saturday, September 17 as they face Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) University. The Lady Lions will kick things off at 1:00 PM followed by the men's match at 3:00 PM at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex.