The Lincoln College men’s soccer team kept their winning streak alive as they shutout the Heartland Community College Hawks 2-0 on Tuesday at Freesmeier Field at Lincoln College. The shutout was the Lynx second in a row and third straight win. In goal for the Lynx for the shutout was Pierson Fleming, who is now averaging just 1.2 goals against after six games this season.
The first half was a stalemate as neither team could find the back of the net. Head coach Ben Massena said, “We really moved the ball well today but we didn’t create the quality chances we wanted. We talked about moving possession to different parts of the field to open up players in the attack and the boys did well with our instructions.”
Lincoln’s first goal was created by Shevon Stewart (Kingston, Jamaica) as he dribbled past two Hawk defenders and chipped a ball over the top to teammate Petor Kromah (Springfield, IL) whose first shot was turned away but Kromah slotted the rebound home to put the Lynx up 1-0. The goal turned out to be enough for Lynx keeper Fleming, but the Lynx would tack on a second goal when Stewart stole the ball in the middle of the field and slotted a long pass to Adrian Roman (Waukegan, IL) for an easy breakaway goal.
Coach Massena added, “I’m happy with how the boys played today. It was hot and we have some small injuries (our) guys are dealing with and thought we responded well with some playing style changes in today’s game. We were not as dynamic as we wanted to be but we held the ball and played simple soccer today and that is something we are trying to work on with the team right now.”
Up next for the Lynx (4-2) is a non-region/conference matchup against Central Methodist University on Thursday, September 22 at 3:00pm on Freesmeier Field at Lincoln College.