Offense clicks as Lions top Central Baptist 5-2
"Meany recorded two goals and two shots on goal in the victory"
Central Baptist College

Offense clicks as Lions top Central Baptist 5-2

Tue, Sep. 20, 2016 - [Men's Soccer]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman Lion soccer team got back on track in conference play Tuesday with a 5-2 victory over Central Baptist College at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex.

Senior Alex Meany led the charge for FHU (1-5, 1-2 AMC), as he found the back of the net twice late in the game to help seal it for the Lions' first win of the year. Meany also found success getting others involved, as he dished out two assists in the victory.

The Lions would come out firing to start the game, as Andrij Sawczuk would find the back of the net in the 11th minute of the match off an easy chip in on the right side. Andre Freire would follow it up moments later with a goal of his own in the 12th minute, as he was able to catch the Mustang defense sleeping and fire a shot to the back of the net.

Lucas Las Casas would add another goal in the 14th minute to put the Lions up 3-0. The goal for Las Casas marked his third of the season..

Despite the two early goals for the Lions, Central Baptist (2-5, 1-2 AMC) would climb back in it midway through the first frame, as Mustang Forward Callum Morris would fire in two quick goals in the 28th and 32nd minutes of the match to pull within one goal entering the half.

The second half; however, would belong to Alex Meany, as he would provide the cushion needed to put away Central Baptist with a convincing victory.

The first goal for Meany came off a penalty kick in the 53rd minute, as CBC keeper Bryce Deaton would guess wrong and allow Meany's shot to find the back of the net.

Meany would follow up the penalty kick moments later in the 60th minute, as he fired in a shot from outside the box just above the reaching arms of Deaton to give FHU the 5-2 lead, which would be all FHU needed to seal the win.

Freshman Kyle Brown was solid in the box for his first start of the season, as he saved six shots and allowed just two goals in the victory. Brown also helped close the door on the Mustangs with a saved penalty kick in the 88th minute to prevent a late comeback by Central Baptist.

With the win, the Lions move to 1-5 on the season and 1-2 in conference play. With the loss, Central Baptist falls to 2-5 on the season and 1-2 in conference play.

UP NEXT: The Lions will be back in action on Thursday, September 29, as they face William Woods (Mo.) University for a 7:00 PM match-up at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex.