Lady Lions close regular season with losses

Lady Lion soccer

The Lion’s Roar / Heather Jewell
Sophomore forward Bri Singh battles for the ball against a Nicholls University defender. Singh currently leads the team, and the Southland Conference, in goals at 13 and has also contributed three assists this season.

The Lady Lions soccer team played their final two games of the regular season this past weekend with disappointing losses.

They faced off against Nicholls University on Friday and lost 4-2. This was their final home game of the season and the first time in 24 meetings that the Colonels stole the win from the Lions.

The Colonels’ win began in the 15th minute when their own Spencer Valdespino’s shot met the net from a shot out of the box.

But the Lions would not let up and three minutes later when senior Chelsea Villaescusa performed a corner kick, freshman Maggie Ramsey caught it and crossed the ball to junior Kayla Vera who then sent the ball into the net.

It was in the final minute of the first half that Valdespino of the Colonels found the net for the second time.

In the second half, the Nicholls team continued their relentless attacking. Their players executed another goal from Valdespino, from Hannah Savoe’s throw in, followed through shortly after with another goal by Valdespino.

The Lions still refused to give in, continuing to push back. However, they failed to find the back of the net on any of their shots.

Junior Gisenia Utreras was awarded a penalty kick, but failed to convert it.

In the 63rd minute, Ramsey was awarded one as well, but she also missed.

It wasn’t until after another throw in performed by Ramsey that the Lady Lions scored one final goal by Vera. It was the last goal of the game, sealing their loss.

In their game on Sunday, Nov. 2, they traveled to Houston, Texas and played Houston Baptist University at Sorrels Field. 

The game’s first goal was for Southeastern, performed by junior Cheyenne Maxwell after a corner kick by Villaescusa and an assist from junior Erin Christ in the 30th minute of the game, giving them the lead.

However it wouldn’t last long when, in the second half, HBU player Natalie Hager would score with an assist from her teammate, Rebekah Tovar.

Shortly after, another Husky, Ellee Hall would find the net when she was assisted by Lindsay Matlock.

Despite the losses, Southeastern’s team will still continue on to the Southland Conference Tournament for the ninth consecutive time. Games will be scheduled between Thursday and Sunday in Beaumont, Texas. Live stats will be provided on lionsports.net.