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LWC Men and Women's Soccer Travel to Life Sunday

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson men and women's soccer teams will travel to Life (GA) on Sunday. The game was originally scheduled to take place at Walter S. Reuling Stadium but was moved to Georgia due to weather-related issues. The women will start the day off at 11amCT with the men following afterward at 1pmCT.

Live video and live stats will be available. Please view the Life University COVID procedures for more information.

The men's soccer team (0-1, 0-0 Mid-South Conference), are wanting to right a wrong after a 2-1 loss in the season opener away to Mobile (Ala.) on February 6th. Even though the Blue Raiders outshot the Rams 10-6, Cyrus Harmon's goal wasn't enough to fix a first-minute defensive error against the Rams.

Harmon's goal is the only goal scored so far this season for the Blue Raiders. Rainer De Jesus leads in assists with his set up for Harmon's effort earlier this month. David Coffey made three saves in the loss to Mobile and is averaging a 60 percent save percentage right now.

Life men's soccer team (1-2, 0-1 MSC) will face their first conference opponent at home this weekend after losing 2-1 to the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) on the road last time out. Life, who were outshot by Cumberlands 13-8, conceded a goal in each half to give the Patriots the 2-1 win.

Jelle De Graaf leads the offensive scoring for the Eagles with two goals from six shots on goal in his last three starts. Goalkeeper Fabian Pekruhl made six saves in the 2-1 loss to the Cumberlands. The German has allowed five goals so far this season with a save percentage of 64 percent.

Lindsey Wilson leads the all-time series against Life 8-3.

The Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team (0-0-0, 0-0-0) are looking forward to opening their 2020 season after the previous two scheduled matches were canceled/postponed due to COVID-19 and weather issues.

The Blue Raiders finished the 2019 season with a 16-4-1 overall record, going 8-0 in the MSC and secured their seventh straight MSC Tournament Championship.

This season marks Drew Burwash's 18th season as head coach of the Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team who was named second favorites to win the MSC in the preseason coaches' poll announced on Nov. 19, 2020.

The Blue Raiders return 9 student-athletes from the 2019 squad, three of which were named NAIA Scholar Athletes in 2019. Kim DeGroot returns for her senior season with the Blue Raiders. Emma Lindell makes a comeback after redshirting last season and Eveljn Frigotto returns between the sticks for her senior season.

Life women's soccer team (4-1-1, 0-1-0 MSC), are enjoying their best start to a season in program history.

With six games under their belts, the Eagles were soaring going unbeaten in five straight games before losing 3-0 last weekend to the University of the Cumberlands. Life goalkeeper Emily Hounsell had a career-high nine saves in the game, but it wasn't enough to stop the high-scoring offense of the Cumberlands.

Scoring has not been a problem for the Eagles this season. Sarah Slingluff leads the Eagles with four goals from 11 shots on goal and eight points. Daniela Cianchini is making things happen with two goals and four assists in five starts this season. Hounsell has only allowed six goals this year, keeping three clean sheets and a 73 percent save rate at the moment.

Life has never beaten Lindsey Wilson with the Blue Raiders going 6-0 against the Eagles in all competitions.

This story was posted on 2021-02-21 07:00:22
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