Lady Lion soccer plays past Lamar

The Southeastern Lady Lions (9-2-1, 4-1 SLC) came back from a tough loss this week against Lamar (4-8-1, 1-4-1 SLC) with a 3-1 victory. Sophomore midfielder Erin Christ says her and her teammates “came to play” and it showed on the field.
“We came off a tough loss last weekend, so we were all pumped and ready to come out today,” Christ said.
The match started off strong when the first goal was scored in the first minute of the game, at the 0:49 mark by freshman defender Katie Noonan with a header off the cross. The momentum continued as the Lady Lion’s blocking, attacking and passing stayed on point, a team effort.
“Today was our best game we played,” said Christ. “Our communication was great, our ball work was great we finished. Overall it was a good game for us.”
Head coach Blake Hornbuckle was extremely proud with the team’s performance on the field. They have been working hard in training all week to come out and show Lamar what they’re made of.
“We came out, worked really hard, got a goal in the first half, really the first minute. It was fantastic,” Hornbuckle said.
Lamar scored one goal fifteen minutes into the game, tying the game, and they had a few injured players, but after that it was Lion pride all the way. Christ came in with a clutch header off the corner to un-tie the game and bringing it to 2-1, then freshman forward Brianna Singh made the last goal of the match at 86:16 bringing the final score to 3-1. The Lady Lions stayed composed all throughout the match. According to Hornbuckle, keeping composure is the key to keeping a stress-less match.
“It’s big all over the field, but especially in our attacking,” he said. “When we got in near the goals, we stayed composed, we didn’t panic. We looked for the right opportunity to get the ball in there.”
Next, the Lady Lions go on the road to take on two more SLC opponents Central Arkansas and Oral Roberts. They play at Central Arkansas on Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. and they play Oral Roberts Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. These two conference matches are sure to bring out the competition in the team, but mostly Christ says they will focus on training and staying focused mentally.