James Tananan Kamnuedkhun
BILLY WOODS | Reporter
The Lindenwood men’s soccer team tied with William Jewell College, 1-1, on Oct. 20 at Hunter Stadium after both defenses battled throughout the match.
During the 16th minute, senior Mandlenkos Seremani scored his first goal of the season to give the Lions a 1-0 lead. Thomas Hutcheson was credited with the assist, his first of the season.
The Lions would maintain their lead for the rest of the first half, as the defense continued to pressure William Jewell and as the offense continued to force shots. The Lions outshot William Jewell 19-10 in the match, with an 8-4 advantage on shots on goal.
William Jewell scored in the 54th minute to even the score. Both teams traded scoring opportunities throughout the remainder of the second half, with neither team able to take the advantage. Luke McBeth led the Lions with four shots, two of those being shots on goal.
The match would eventually go into overtime, and through two scoreless overtime periods, the two teams tied 1-1.
The tie is the third for the Lions this season, as their record now stands at 6-4-3 overall and 5-3-3 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The tie against William Jewell ends the Lions three game winning streak, which dated back to Oct.11.
The Lions continue their home-stand on Oct. 25 when they play Drury University at Hunter Stadium.