Coker women’s soccer drops home finale to Lincoln Memorial

The Coker University women’s soccer team came up short on Nov. 2 to the Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitters by a score of 3-0.

The Railsplitters’ offensive attack tested the Cobras’ defense throughout the first half, as Lincoln Memorial generated 15 shot attempts. However, goalkeeper Sarah Swaim came up big for the Cobras with eight saves in the first half.

In the 36th minute, the Cobras were awarded a free kick just outside the box. Farrah Brown fired a shot on goal but opposing goalkeeper Emanuely Costa was able to make the diving save.

At the end of the first forty-five minutes of play, the Railsplitters held a 2-0 advantage.

“I was proud of our effort in the first half,” said coach Garrett Linquist. “Our defense did a great job containing their talented offensive players.”

Lincoln Memorial keep applying pressure in the second half as they scored their third goal of the match in the 52nd minute. The Cobra back line held strong the remainder of the second half, keeping the Railsplitters scoreless. Lincoln Memorial went on to win by a score of 3-0.

Before the match, Coker University honored nine different women’s soccer seniors as Saturday marked their final home match at the Coker Athletic Field: Georgia Reece, Ashley Hogg, Blair Rodney, Grayson Chappell, Farrah Brown, Claire Groves, Neeley Reagin, Kayla Lazo, and Makayla Barr.

“I’m extremely proud of each of our nine seniors,” said Linquist. “All nine of them have had a positive impact on our women’s soccer program throughout their careers.”

Farrah Brown was named the McDonald’s Player of the Game for the Cobras.

The Cobras will be back in action Nov. 6 when they take on the Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.

Live coverage can be found at cokercobras.com.

Author: Rachel Howell

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