By D’Ante Smith Lincoln University’s Lady Lions soccer team pulled off their first win of the season against Chowan University Lady Hawks (3-1).
The Lady Hawks jumped out to an early lead in the first half, 1-0, as Alaina Beasley scored the goal off a free kick from 30 yards out in the fifth minute. The Lady Hawks kept this 1-0 lead into halftime.
The Lady Lions pulled of the amazing comeback with great total team play, as three different players scored a goal. Courtney Moss #13, the freshman middle fielder from the Bahamas, scored the first goal in the 63rd minute off a cross from Ceirra Bean #19, the freshman defender.
Tara “Tea Time” O’Brien #8, the freshman middle fielder from the U.K., broke the 1-1 tie with her goal in the 75th minute. O’Brien currently leads the team with five goals. Kesha Nsiah-Ababio #9, the junior goalkeeper/middle fielder, sealed the game with the final goal in the 90th minute.
“That’s the best game we have played thus far. I’m glad we won, it really made everybody happy,” O’Brien said. “It feels weird to lead the team in goals. I was a defender back home, so this is new to me,” she said.
O’Brien feels that the Lady Lions will look to use this momentum to help propel them to other wins this season. “We are hoping to win at least three out of our last four games,” she said.
The next match will be at Goldey-Beacom on October 20, at 3 p.m.