Women’s soccer drops contest to UMSL; men win


Photo by Kayla Drake

Lion’s goalie Tim Licht (center) pivots to save the ball, but a defenseman kicked it out of bounds, maintaining the Lindenwood’s lead of 2-0 against University of Missouri-St. Louis.


The Lindenwood men’s and women’s soccer teams encountered the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Sunday at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium. Only one team won.

In the afternoon, the women’s soccer team fell to UMSL in the first home match of the season 1-0. While the men’s soccer team won 3-2.


Despite of outshooting UMSL 4-3 in the first half, the Lions were unable to score after the Tritons fired their first and only goal of the match. 

UMSL midfielder Sarah Lyon (22) kicks the ball upfield before Lindenwood’s Amanda Orlando (16) can gain possession.
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The Lions came out in the second half with more intensity logging 10 shots including three on goal. In total, the Lions had 11 corner kicks, while the Tritons had only one. However the Lions were unable to even the Tritons. 

Amanda Orlando and Sammi Gregory had three shots in the match, both posting one shot on goal, according to Lindenwood Athletics. Goalie Megan Swanson finished the match with one save. 


The men’s team came out on top in a more dramatic fashion when Luke McBeth scored his third goal in the 89th minute of the match, giving the Lions the lead in a tied game. This was men’s soccer second victory of the season. 

With the possibility of going to extra time, Lion Kyle Weinrich powered to complete a pass from the right side of the field to McBeth to successfully score the game-winning goal.    

In the first half, the Lions lead the scoreboard with two goals, but the Tritons scored five minutes into the second half. UMSL’s second goal came in the minute 67 to tie the match. 

McBeth’s hat trick was the first of his career, making him the team leader with four goals this season and is also the third in Lindenwood’s NCAA era, the first one since 2016. 

Lindenwood outshot UMSL 18-11, with ten shots on goal. 

The men’s and women’s team will travel for a GLVC match against the University of Ilinois-Springfield Prairie Stars on Sep. 20. 

Midfielders Cooper Wilson (28) and Leon Silva celebrate with Luke McBeth (18) after he scored his second goal of the game off a penalty shot.
Photo by Kayla Drake