Lions come up short in 2-1 loss at Harris Stowe
"Andrij Sawczuk scored the lone goal in the match for the Lions"
Harris-Stowe State University

Lions come up short in 2-1 loss at Harris Stowe

Mon, Oct. 3, 2016 - [Men's Soccer]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Freed-Hardeman Lion soccer team struck first with an early goal in the first half, but it was not enough as Harris Stowe State University found the back of the net twice in the second half to hand FHU the 2-1 loss.

Andrij Sawczuk got the scoring drive started for the Lions in the 36th minute off an assist by Alex Meany. The goal for Sawczuk was the only goal scored in the first frame, as the defensive pressure was solid for both teams.

However, despite things staying relatively quiet in the first half, Harris Stowe midfielder Adin Mulasalihovic more than made up for it in the second frame, as he found the back of the net twice in the second frame to give the Hornets a 2-1 advantage.

The first goal for Mulasalihovic came in the 56th minute off an assist by Richard Kraka to even things up at one apiece. However, Mulasalihovic would not be satisfied with one goal, as he would strike again in the 71st minute on an unassisted goal to give the Hornets a 2-1 lead, which would prove to be just enough to secure the victory.

Despite the loss, the Lions played solid on the offensive end, as Sawczuk led the way with two shots and two shots on goal. Alex Meany followed up his AMC Player of the Week performance last week with another solid outing, as he attempted five shots and contributed the lone assist in the match.

The Lions (2-6, 2-3 AMC) kept pace with the Hornets for a majority of the match, as they attempted 10 shots and five shots on goal compared to Harris Stowe (2-7, 2-3 AMC), who attempted 13 shots and 10 shots on goal in the match.

With the loss, the Lions fall to 2-6 on the season and 2-3 in conference play.

UP NEXT: The Lions will be back in action Saturday, October 8, as they make the trip to Columbia, Mo. to take on Columbia (Mo.) College. The Lady Lions will kick things off at 1:30 PM followed by the men's match at 4:00 PM.