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Soccer: LWC Men face Cumberlands in MSC Championship

By Kyle Jackson

The No. 11-ranked and top-seeded Lindsey Wilson men's soccer team are in the hunt for the program's 15th Mid-South Conference tournament championship when they face off with No. 3-seed Cumberlands (Ky.) on Friday afternoon, November 12, 2021. Kickoff is set for 1:30pmCT from Warren Central High School in Bowling Green.

The Blue Raiders (12-2-2, 10-1 MSC) enter tomorrow's game after defeating No. 4-seed Bethel (TN) 4-2 in the semifinals in a penalty kick shootout.

Sophomore goalkeeper Henrique Cavalini came up big making two saves during the shootout while also converting a penalty of his own.

Nathaniel Opoku continues to lead the Blue Raiders in goals scored with 16 in 16 games this season. Meanwhile, Alexander Koziolek leads the team in assists with nine after 15 games, a career-high. As a team, Lindsey Wilson have outshot their opponents 318-136 this year outscoring them 44-20.

As for the Patriots (11-4-3, 8-2-1 MSC), they enter tomorrow's match after defeating No. 2-seed Cumberland (Tenn.) 3-1 in the semifinals coming back to score three late goals in the last 15 minutes of play.

Freshman forward Rodrigo Riveros continues to lead the Patriots in goals scored with 12 in 17 games while Joel Drewery leads the team in assists with 12 in 18 games played. As a team, the Patriots have outshot their opponents 245-220 outscoring them 36-26.

This will be the 42nd all-time meeting between these two programs with the Blue Raiders winning the previous meeting earlier this season 4-0 on October 2nd. Julien Gastaldy scored a brace in the match with Amin Fernouchi and Opoku also on the scoresheet. Lindsey Wilson leads the all-time series 35-2-3 and are 6-2-1 at neutral venues against the Patriots.

Live video and live stats will be available for the match.

This story was posted on 2021-11-12 11:49:01
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