FHU Soccer Teams Fall In Season Opener At Georgetown
"Andrij Sawczuk fired in the lone goal for the Lions in the match"
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FHU Soccer Teams Fall In Season Opener At Georgetown

Mon, Aug. 28, 2017 - [Soccer]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - The Freed-Hardeman soccer teams opened their season on the road at Georgetown College Monday and despite a solid effort, the Lady Lions fell 4-0 while the men's team was handed a 3-1 loss in the nightcap.

The Lady Lions (0-1) kicked things off first and were challenged from the beginning, as Georgetown out-shot FHU 14-4 in the match and pounded seven shots on goal compared to FHU, who attempted just four shots on goal.

Bethany Massey and Lindsey Dunn carried a majority of the offense for the Tigers, as Massey chipped in a goal in the 24th minute on a penalty kick and assisted on a goal by Dunn in the 57th minute.

Dunn nearly completed a hat trick in the match, as she also pounded in a goal in the 36th minute off a rebound by Skye Zimmer's saved shot to give her two goals in the match. Kelsey Castle completed the scoring drive for the Tigers with a goal in the 88th minute to give Georgetown a 4-0 lead, which would be all they needed to secure the win.

Despite the loss, Nele Kirsch led the Lady Lions on the attack with two shots on goal while Nina Carolissen and Abigail Morales each fired in one shot on goal of their own.

With the loss, the Lady Lions fall to 0-1 on the season. With the win, the Tigers improve to 2-0 on the season.

Meanwhile in the men's match, the Lions (0-1) suffered a 3-1 loss, despite getting some looks early and finding success pushing the ball forward. The Lions defended well the entire first half of the match, as they limited the Tigers to just one goal, despite Georgetown attempting four shots on goal in the first frame. FHU had a few looks of their own in the first half, as they attempted four shots, two of which were on goal.

Logan Blankenship gave the Lions fits the entire night, as he found the back of the net twice in the match, courtesy of goals in the 20th and 83rd minutes. J.T. Stephens also fired in a goal to start the second frame to put Georgetown up 2-0 early.

The Lions; however, would get one goal back in the second half to close the gap to one goal at the 2-1 mark, courtesy of a goal by Andrij Sawczuk. However, despite the comeback by the Lions, Blankenship would strike again later in the half with under ten minutes to play to put the Tigers up 3-1, which would be too much for the Lions to overcome.

Despite the loss, the Lions found success on the attack as they attempted eight shots and four shots on goal compared to Georgetown, who attempted 11 shots and six shots on goal in the match. Andrij Sawczuk led the Lions on the attack with one goal on three shot attempts while Daniel Peinado followed close behind with three shots, two of which were on goal.

With the loss, the Lions fall to 0-1 on the season. The Tigers improve to 1-0 on the season with the win.

UP NEXT: The FHU soccer teams will not get much of a break following their Monday losses, as they will be right back at it Tuesday for a match-up with Brescia (Ky.) University. The Lions kick things off first at 6:00 PM followed by the women's match at 8:00 PM at Kamuf Park in Owensboro, Ky.