Men’s soccer wins 2-0 on Homecoming day

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Men’s soccer wins 2-0 on Homecoming day

No. 10 Leon Silva fights with a Missouri S&T defender for possession during a match at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium on Oct. 13.  Photo by Billy Woods.

No. 10 Leon Silva fights with a Missouri S&T defender for possession during a match at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium on Oct. 13.
Photo by Billy Woods.

No. 10 Leon Silva fights with a Missouri S&T defender for possession during a match at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium on Oct. 13.
Photo by Billy Woods.

No. 10 Leon Silva fights with a Missouri S&T defender for possession during a match at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium on Oct. 13.
Photo by Billy Woods.

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BILLY WOODS | Reporter

The Lindenwood men’s soccer team beat the Missouri S&T Miners 2-0 on Oct. 11 behind a goal from both Thomas Hutcheson and Joshua Scholl.

“One game at a time,” head coach Carl Hutter said as the Lions look ahead to the postseason and a chance to compete later on.

After the win against the Miners on Friday night, the Lions improve to a 4-4-2 overall record. The Lions displayed an aggressive defensive effort, limiting the scoring opportunities for the Miners who attempted only three shots on goal. 

“We’ve had our moments where we’ve blocked balls,” Hutter said. “We cut down on shots on our goal, and we had some moments during the season where we were inconsistent with our first and second balls. If we want to win games, that’s something we have to improve at.”

Tim Licht started as the goalkeeper for the Lions, earning his fourth win while making two crucial saves to earn his third shutout of the season.

With a scoreless first half, the Lions scored the first goal of the game in the 63rd minute by Hutcheson. Luke McBeth and Alex Imig were credited with the assist on the goal.

The Lions then answered their own goal with a follow-up goal in the 87th minute. Scholl drove down the middle of the field, beating the Miners goalkeeper to extend the Lions lead to 2-0.

“You have to attack and defend,” Hutter said. “It’s the same concept as other sports. Credit to Missouri S&T, they’re an incredible team, but we had a few 100% chances to score and it takes concentration. We kept putting pressure and had a lot of attacks tonight, it was a good compliment to get a second goal.”

With the season nearing the end, the Lions are keeping their eyes set on the postseason, taking each game one at a time and slowly building confidence throughout the roster.

The Lions compete today in St. Louis against Maryville. Their next home game at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium will be against Rockhurst University on Oct. 18.