LSU Alexandria Takes Two From FHU Soccer
"Andrij Sawczuk fired in both of FHU's goals in Tuesday's men's match"
Louisiana State University-Alexandria

LSU Alexandria Takes Two From FHU Soccer

Tue, Sep. 5, 2017 - [Soccer]

Matt Barker, Sports Information Director

HENDERSON, Tenn. - The Freed-Hardeman soccer teams played host to Louisiana State University Alexandria Tuesday and despite a solid effort, the Lady Lions fell 3-0 while the men's team was handed a 6-2 loss in the nightcap.

The Lady Lions (2-2) kicked things off first and despite having success pushing the ball forward, they were unable to capitalize on their opportunities. FHU kept the Generals on the defensive the entire night, as they attempted 12 shots and eight shots on goal, compared to LSU-A who attempted just six shots and four shots on goal. The Generals; however, made good on the few opportunities they had, as they fired in three goals on four shot attempts.

Abby Angelle and Chandler Kammerer carried a majority of the offense for the Generals (2-1-1), as Angelle fired in a goal in the second minute of the game while Kammerer found the back of the net near the end of the first half in the 41st minute to put LSU-A up 2-0. An Own Goal in the 48th minute by the Lady Lions would put the Generals up by three goals, which would be all they needed to secure the win.

Despite the loss, Nina Carolissen and McCall Decker led the Lady Lions on the attack, as each attempted three shots and two shots on goal in the match. FHU kept LSU-A on their toes the entire night, as they fired in eight shots on goal; however, LSU-A keeper Cecilie Mortensen saved all eight shots to hand the Lady Lions a 3-0 loss.

With the loss, the Lady Lions fall to 2-2 on the season. With the win, LSU-Alexandria improves to 2-1-1 on the season.

Meanwhile in the men's match, the Lions (1-3) suffered a 6-2 loss, despite getting some looks early on and keeping things close for a majority of the first half. The Generals; however, were too much, as they fired in four goals in the first frame and two more in the second frame to make a comeback difficult for the Lions.

Andrij Sawczuk was one of the bright spots for the Lions in the match, as he fired in two goals, one in the ninth minute off an assist by Kenneth Ramirez and the other in the 58th minute.

The Generals gave FHU fits the entire night, as they out-shot the Lions 22-14, including 13 shots on goals compared to FHU's eight shots on goal. Jeremiah Bailey took the loss for the Lions, as he gave up four goals in the first half and saved three shots while Freshman Calum Langdale logged minutes in the second half and gave up two goals and saved four shots.

With the loss, the Lions fall to 1-3 on the season. The Generals improve to 3-0-1 on the season with the win.

UP NEXT: The Lady Lions are back in action Thursday, September 7th, as they host Bethel (Tenn.) University. Match time is slated for 5:00 PM at the Josh Riley Soccer Complex.