Hannibal hands Lady Lions third straight draw; defeat Lions 6-2
"Nina Carolissen peppered five shots on goal in the draw"
Hannibal-LaGrange University

Hannibal hands Lady Lions third straight draw; defeat Lions 6-2

Sat, Sep. 17, 2016 - [Soccer]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - For a third straight match, the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion soccer team picked up a draw, this time at the hands of Hannibal-LaGrange University, Saturday at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex. Meanwhile, the Lions continued to struggle, as they dropped their fifth straight with a 6-2 loss.

The Lady Lions (0-3-3, 0-0-2) dominated the offensive possession in the match, as they attempted 17 shots and peppered 10 shots on goal. Hannibal-LaGrange (3-3-1, 1-0-1), on the other hand, attempted just two shots and two shots on goal in the match.

Avis Van Kampen would get the scoring drive started for the Lady Lions in the seventh minute off an assist by Abigail Morales to put FHU up 1-0 early. The Lady Lions continued to put pressure on the Trojan defense throughout the rest of the match, led by Nina Carolissen, who contributed five of the 10 shots on goal for FHU in the match.

Although the Trojans would be limited in their scoring opportunities in the match, they would make good on the few chances they had  on goal, as Kylee Hamilton was able to find the back of the net in the 74th minute to even things up at one apiece. And similar to a majority of the matches played this season for the Lady Lions, both teams would be unable to score in the overtime periods, resulting in a 1-1 draw.

With the draw, the Lady Lions stand at 0-3-3 on the season and 0-0-2 in conference play. Hannibal-LaGrange moves to 3-3-1 on the season and 1-0-1 in AMC play.

Meanwhile on the men's side, the Lions (0-5, 0-2 AMC) dropped their fifth straight match of the season with a 6-2 loss, as four goals in the first half by Hannibal (4-2, 1-0 AMC) would prove costly for FHU in their second conference match of the season.

The Lions did, however, show signs of life early on in the game as Andrij Sawczuk would find the back of the net in the first minute of play, as he was able to slip past Hannibal keeper Joaquin Hansen to put the Lions up 1-0. A second goal by Jorge Segura in the 19th minute off an assist by Alex Meany would put the Lions up 2-1 midway through the first half to keep the Lions in control.

However, following the two early goals, the Lions had trouble stopping Hannibal Forward Claudio Rivadenerira, as he contributed four of the six goals for the Trojans in the win. Iker Gutierrez also chipped in a goal for the Trojans to keep them in complete control for the remainder of the match in the 6-2 victory.

With the loss, the Lions fall to 0-5 on the season and 0-2 in conference play. With the win, the Trojans improve to 4-2 on the season and 1-0 in AMC play.

UP NEXT: The FHU soccer teams will not get much of a break following Saturday's matches, as they will be right back at it on Tuesday, September 20 for a conference match-up against Central Baptist (Ark.) College. The Lady Lions will kick things off at 5:00 PM followed by the men's match at 7:00 PM at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex.