Clymer's Game Winner Lifts Lady Lions Over MBU; Lions Fall 4-1
Missouri Baptist University

Clymer's Game Winner Lifts Lady Lions Over MBU; Lions Fall 4-1

Sat, Sep. 30, 2017 - [Women's Soccer]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - One goal was all the Freed-Hardeman Lady Lion soccer team needed Saturday to secure the win at Missouri Baptist University, as Sophomore Samantha Clymer fired in a game-winning goal in the 87th minute to take down the Spartans in dramatic fashion.

With the win, the Lady Lions move to 5-4 on the season and 3-1 in conference play. Missouri Baptist University falls to 5-5-1 on the season and 3-3 in AMC play with the loss.

Missouri Baptist (5-5-1, 3-3 AMC) attempted 20 shots and seven shots on goal in the match compared to the Lady Lions (5-5, 3-1 AMC) who attempted 12 shots and seven shots on goal.

The Lady Lions and Spartans were fairly even on the offensive front, as both teams attempted seven shots on goal to keep steady pressure on the opposing defense. However, the goalkeepers were up to the challenge, as MBU keeper Alexandra Lair compiled six saves while FHU keeper Erin Douglas saved all seven of the shots she faced.

Despite both teams keeping things scoreless for a majority of the afternoon, the Lady Lions were finally able to capitalize in the 87th minute, as Clymer used some late heroics to find the back of the net and propel the Lady Lions to a 1-0 victory.

The goal for Clymer marked her ninth goal of the season and seventh goal in the last three games. For the season, Clymer is averaging one goal per game and leads the team in goals scored. Saturday's victory marks the fourth time this season the Lady Lions have completed a shutout of an opposing team, the others coming against Brescia University (9-0), Bryan College (2-0) and Stephens College (9-0).

Meanwhile in the men's match, the Lions (1-6, 0-3 AMC) suffered their third conference loss of the season, as the Spartans pulled away with a 4-1 victory. Despite the loss, the Lions were able to strike first in the match-up, as George Achard fired in a goal off a penalty kick in the 14th minute to put FHU up 1-0 early.

However, Missouri Baptist (4-7, 1-3 AMC) would respond with a vengeance and fire in four unanswered goals of their own to take a commanding 4-1 lead, which was all they needed to secure the win.

With the loss, the Lions fall to 1-6 on the season and 0-3 in conference play. Missouri Baptist improves to 4-7 on the season and 1-3 in AMC play with the win.

UP NEXT: The Freed-Hardeman soccer teams are back in action Thursday, October 5th, as they host conference foe Williams Baptist (Ark.) College. The Lady Lions kick things off first at 5:00 PM followed by the men's match at 7:00 PM at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex.