JACK LEACH | Reporter
Here’s a summary of impressive achievements in Lindenwood sports this past week, and a look into this week’s upcoming home games.
It was quiet week for Lindenwood sports, as only six organizations took part in competition.
Games you missed
FOOTBALL: On a Saturday home matchup against No. 7 Pittsburg State, the Lions fell short in overtime 27-24. Running back Nash Sutherlin led the offense with 112 scrimmage yards paired with a rushing touchdown. Defensively, linebacker Drew Seers had six tackles and an interception that he returned for a touchdown, and defensive back Darrius Williams led the Lions defense in tackles with 14.
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY: The women opened up their season with a two-game weekend set against No. 2 Wisconsin. In the 3-2 loss on Friday night, Hannah Alt and Courtney Ganske scored the only goals for the Lions. The following day, Lindenwood was shut out 6-0.
MEN’S SOCCER: The men’s two games last week came at home. Their first matchup against No. 17 Northeastern State finished with a 2-2 draw. In the Friday contest, Thomas Hutcheson and Gaspar Alvarez scored both goals for the Lions. Next came Southwest Baptist, who Lindenwood defeated 4-1 on Sunday. The scores came from Luke McBeth, Hutcheson, and Joshua Scholl, who scored two.
WOMEN’S SOCCER: The women also played two MIAA games at home last week. In the Friday matchup against Missouri Southern State, the Lions were shut out. However, Lindenwood quickly rebounded, beating Southwest Baptist 3-1 on Sunday. The Lions’ goals came from Morgan Weller, Maggie Miller, and Jordan Wipke.
FIELD HOCKEY: The Lions played No. 11 Limestone and No. 25 Newberry College this weekend. The Limestone matchup resulted in a 2-1 loss; the lone goal coming from Bridget Hoogendijk. In the Newberry match, the goal from Noor Fons and the two from Hoogendijk, were enough for a 3-1 victory.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: The women broke a five-game losing streak after defeating Southwest Baptist and Missouri Southern State over the weekend. In the 3-1 win against Southwest Baptist, Sadie Kosciuk led the Lions in kills with nine, while Emma Lattimore finished with a team-high 16 digs. The Saturday matchup against MSSU went to five sets; Lindenwood captured the win 3-2. Kosciuk again led the Lions with 15 kills, while Jenna Garrett led in digs with 15.
The Home Games to Hit
Men’s Soccer vs. Oakland City University- Wednesday, Oct. 3 | 1 p.m. | Harlen C. Hunter Stadium
The Lions’ (4-3-2) only home game this week comes against Oakland City (3-4) at 1 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. No. 23 Bellarmine University- Saturday, Oct. 6 | 6 p.m. | Harlen C. Hunter Stadium
After returning home from a road trip, the Lindenwood field hockey team (7-2) will take on Bellarmine (5-4) at 6 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. No. 4 University of Nebraska-Kearney- Friday, Oct. 5 | 6 p.m. | The Hyland Arena
Women’s Volleyball vs. Fort Hays State University- Saturday, Oct. 6 | 2 p.m. | The Hyland Arena
This week, the women (10-7) play on back-to-back days. The first, at 6 p.m. on Saturday against Nebraska-Kearney (19-1), while the Saturday afternoon matchup will be played against Fort Hays State (6-13) at 2 p.m.
Men’s Tennis vs. Missouri Valley College- Thursday, Oct. 4 | 2 p.m. | Lindenwood Tennis Courts
Men’s Tennis vs. Rockhurst University- Saturday, Oct. 6 | 2 p.m. | Lindenwood Tennis Courts
The Lions (0-1) are back home this week, as they take Missouri Valley (1-0) at 2 p.m. on Thursday, and Rockhurst (0-0) also at 2 p.m. on Saturday.