Coach Kevin Kilcullins' Lady Lions soccer team kicked off the season Saturday, Sept. 2 with a convincing 8-0 home win over Avila College.
"We were dynamite in the first half," Kilcullin said. "We were very strong offensively and defensively."
LU took 22 shots on goal. Scorers included freshman forward Inge Heirmanes, with three goals; sophomore midfielder Karen Dullum, with two goals, and senior midfielder Laurie Fay and junior midfielder Tracie Werton, each with one goal, and junior forward Laura Wiedemeier scored on a penalty kick.
Junior midfielder Nadia Gaeggeler finished with a team high three assists.
Defensively, the Lady Lions were ferocious only allowing four shots on goal the entire game. LU goalies Heather Scott and Tish Martin negated two shot attempts apiece.
Although LU dominated virtually every aspect of Saturday's opener, Coach Kilcullin feels there is room for improvement.
"We still need to communicate better out there on the field," Kilcullin said.
The Lady Lions take their 1-0 record on the road Wednesday, Sept. 6 , to battle McKendree College at 2 p.m. According to Coach Kilcullin, McKendree is a hard-working, blue-collar team that has great speed outside and a strong goalie in the box.
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