Meany's Golden Goal Lifts Lions over William Woods
William Woods University

Meany's Golden Goal Lifts Lions over William Woods

Thu, Sep. 29, 2016 - [Soccer]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - Late scoring was the name of the game Thursday night, as George Achard's goal in the 89th minute and Alex Meany's golden goal in the overtime period lifted the Freed-Hardeman Lion soccer team over William Woods at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex.

Meanwhile on the women's side, the Lady Lions dropped a heartbreaker, as a William Woods goal in the second overtime period would hand FHU their fourth loss of the season.

Similar to the women's match, the Lions would stay quiet for a majority of the match, as a goal by William Woods forward Rodrigo Alves in the 50th minute would be the only goal scored until the final minute of play.

The final minute would be dramatic to say the least, as Achard would send in a long cross from well outside the box, which would slip just past WWU keeper Conor Cable to extend the match to an overtime period.

The flair for the dramatic continued in the overtime period, this time at the hands of Alex Meany. In the seventh minute of the overtime period, a foul commited by William Woods would result in a free kick outside the 20 that Meany would strike perfectly to the left side of the net for a golden goal to lift the Lions to a 2-1 victory.

Both teams were evenly matched the entire night, as the Lions (2-5, 2-2 AMC) attempted 11 shots and six shots on goal in the match compared to William Woods (8-4, 2-3 AMC) who attempted 10 shots and five shots on goal.

Kyle Brown was solid in goal for the Lions, as he allowed just one goal while saving four shots in the match.

With the win, the Lions improve to 2-5 on the season and 2-2 in conference play. With the loss, the Owls fall to 8-4 on the season and 2-3 in AMC play.

On the women's side, the Lady Lions experienced their fourth overtime match of the season, but this time the end result was an 0-1 loss to the Owls.

With the loss, the Lady Lions fall to 2-4-3 on the season and 1-2-2 in conference play. With the win, William Woods improve to 3-6-1 on the season and 2-3 in AMC play.

UP NEXT: The FHU soccer teams will be back in action Monday, October 3, as they face Harris Stowe State (Mo.) University on the road in St. Louis, Mo. The Lady Lions will kick things off at 1:00 PM followed by the men's match at 3:00 PM.