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LWC Soccer hosts Pikeville in MSC doubleheader on Saturday

By Anthony Latessa

The Lindsey Wilson men's and women's soccer teams host Pikeville (Ky.) in a Mid-South Conference doubleheader on Saturday. First kick for the women's match is scheduled for 5pmCT, followed by the men at 7pmCT, at Walter S. Reuling Stadium, 151 Holloway Drive, Columbia, KY.

The No. 9-ranked men's team (7-2-0, 3-0-0 MSC) suffered a 2-1 setback on Wednesday at No. 7-ranked Georgia Gwinnett. Tyler Collishaw got the Blue Raiders on the board first in the 10th minute off a Dioulde Niane cross. The Grizzlies answered in the 42 minute on a header. Georgia Gwinnett took the lead in the 69th minute after a Grizzly player fired a shot that deflected off a Blue Raider defender and re-directed into the net at the near post, going in as an own goal. The Blue Raiders were outshot 9-8 but held a 6-5 edge in shots on goal.

Pikeville (2-8-1, 0-3-0 MSC) were defeated by Campbellsville (Ky.) on Oct. 6 3-0. All three goals were given up in the second half. Pikeville was outshot 27-3 and 9-2 in shots on goal. The Bears have lost four of their last five games being outscored 15-9 and being shutout in their last two.

Lindsey Wilson holds a 14-1-0 edge in the series and have won the last three matchups outscoring Pikeville 34-0. The two teams last met in the Mid-South Conference Tournament Quarterfinals a season ago with the Blue Raider picking up a 15-0 victory.

The No. 22-ranked women's team (4-4-3, 2-1-0 MSC) lost to Cumberland (Tenn.) 2-1 on Oct. 6. Emelie Liljered scored the lone Blue Raider goal. Jovana Ivanovic recorded six saves in the loss. Lindsey Wilson held a 20-14 advantage in shots but were outshot 9-6 in shots on goal.

Pikeville (0-11-1, 0-3-0 MSC) played to a 2-2 draw against Warren Wilson (N.C.). The Bears led 2-1 until a goal in the 88th minute by Warren Wilson. Tori Dillon and Skylar Chapman each scored a goal for Pikeville.

Lindsey Wilson leads the overall series 15-0-0. The two teams last met in the MSC Tournament Quarterfinals with the Blue Raiders picking up a 7-1 victory.

This story was posted on 2017-10-13 13:51:51
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