FHU Soccer teams fall on the road at Columbia
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FHU Soccer teams fall on the road at Columbia

Sun, Oct. 9, 2016 - [Soccer]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Freed-Hardeman soccer teams held their own Saturday against Columbia College; however, the Cougars were too much, as the Lady Lions fell 2-0 while the men's team was handed a 5-2 loss on the road in Columbia, Mo.

The Lady Lions (2-6-3, 2-3-2 AMC) kicked things off first in the American Midwest Conference Game of the Week and despite attempting just two shots in the match, they held their own on the defensive side of the field.

Despite Columbia (10-1-2, 6-1 AMC) attempting a staggering 25 shots and 11 shots on goal in the match, FHU keeper Cassandra Tymchen was solid in goal, as she allowed just two goals while saving seven of the shots she faced.

Columbia College, a team that averages nearly four goals per match and is ranked No. 3 in the NAIA in total goals (51), was held to just two goals, courtesy of a solid defensive stance by the Lady Lions, led by Tymchen.

Taylor Hagenhoff kicked things off for the Cougars in the 23rd minute with the first goal in the match following a series of corner kicks by the Cougars. The goal by Hagenhoff marked her first goal of the season and the lone goal in the half.

Laurie Frew would score the other goal for the Cougars to start the second frame in the 47th minute, as she was able to slip past the Lady Lion defense and give Columbia a 2-0 advantage, which would prove to be just enough to hand FHU their sixth loss of the season.

With the loss, the Lady Lions fall to 2-6-3 on the season and 2-3-2 in conference play. With the win, the Cougars improve to 10-1-2 on the season and 6-1 in AMC play.

Meanwhile in the men's match, the Lions (2-7, 2-4 AMC) experienced a 5-1 loss, despite starting strong in the match. FHU Freshman Andrij Sawczuk would strike first in the match with his third goal of the season in the 8th minute, off an assist by Lucas Las Casas to put the FHU up
1-0 early in the game.

However, despite starting the match strong, Columbia (7-4-1, 6-0-1 AMC) finished stronger, as they would find the back of the net once in the first frame and four times in the second frame, courtesy of goals by five different Cougar players.

The Lions attempted four shots and two shots on goal in the match compared to Columbia, who attempted 13 shots and six shots on goal in the match.

With the loss, the Lions fall to 2-7 on the season and 2-4 in conference play.  The Cougars improve to 7-4-1 on the season and 6-0-1 in AMC play with the win.

UP NEXT: The FHU soccer teams will be back in action at home on Saturday, October 15, as they host Missouri Baptist University. The Lady Lions kick things off at 5:00 PM followed by the men's match at 7:00 PM at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex.