Via LindenwoodLions.com – The No. 4 Lindenwood Lions soccer team surrendered the first goal of the game to the Southwest Bearcats on Friday night but then exploded for seven unanswered goals and won 7-1.
The Bearcats scored just one minute into the game to take the early lead. But the Lions answered just 18 seconds later when Tiago Pereira scored his first of two goals on the night. The rest of the first half went scoreless and the game headed into the half tied.
PHOTO GALLERY – Lindenwood Lions host Southwest Baptist
The second half was all Lindenwood. The first goal of the half came one minute in when Franz Husbands scored for the third straight game. Alejandro DaSilva then started a string of three goals in a 15 minute period. After DaSilva’s goal, Husbands scored his second goal just seven minutes later followed by Mauricio Medina, which gave the Lions the 5-1 lead.
In the 80th minute, Craig McTear scored on a perfect pass from Aris Nukic. Pereira then wrapped up the scoring in the 82nd minute with his second goal of the game.
Lindenwood dominated the play all night, outshooting the Bearcats 31-4. Southwest Baptist only mustered three shots on net. Fermin Hughes made his return to the net and won his 12th game of the season.
The Lions wrapped up a perfect MIAA regular-season with a record of 7-0-1. The Lions will attempt to finish the regular season without a loss for the first time in program history against Rogers State on Sunday afternoon.