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Montandon Scores in Loss For Women’s Soccer

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The Lindenwood women’s soccer team (4-6-1, 1-1-0 OVC) fell by a score of 2-1 to Southern Illinois Edwardsville (3-4-2, 2-0-0) on Thursday night from Hunter Stadium. in St. Charles, Mo.

SIUE was on the front foot early and got on the board in the seventh minute as a header found its way into the back of the net. The Lindenwood defense held strong after the early goal as the Lions faced nine SIUE shots and five corner kicks, but the score remained 1-0 late into the opening half. That changed when Faith Montandon sent a shot from 10 yards out over the outstretched arm of the SIUE keeper, making the score 1-1 in the 41st minute. That would be the score heading into halftime.

SIUE retook the lead less than four minutes into the second half as a deflected shot found its way into the back of the net. Lindenwood tried to answer back with two quality chances Paige Anderson and Lauren Tyson both were denied.

Sam Blazek kept the Lions in the game, making five saves in the second half, including a big one in the 76th minute, denying an SIUE bid from the penalty spot. Lindenwood made a late push to tie the game, but came up short, falling 2-1.

Montandon (one goal)
Blazek (seven saves)
Tyson (two shots, one SOG)

Lindenwood heads to Cookville, Tenn. for a matchup with Tennessee Tech. Kickoff is set for 1:00 pm

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