The Eutectic men's soccer team triumphed over the Lincoln Christian University Red Lions last night, winning 2-0 to mark the STLCOP team's first win of the season. Played under the lights at SLUH, the game was physical – with 30 total fouls called throughout the night.
The Euts started off strong, taking all of the three shots in the first 10 minutes of the game. Then, the Red Lions began to fight back, taking a few shots of their own. STLCOP outshot LCU 16-7 in the first half, but could not connect, and the teams would head into halftime without marking the board.
Three minutes into the second half, Naphtali Eke (SR/St. Louis, Mo.) drove a shot past LCU goalkeeper Michael Brand into the upper right corner of the net to claim the first goal of the game for the Eutectics. Nearly ten minutes later, Brent Adams (FR/Cedar Hill, Mo.) scored off an assist from Adis Sahbaz (SR/St. Louis, Mo.) to put the Euts up by two.
The Red Lions had their best chance to score when the Eutectics fouled in their own box, setting up a penalty kick from LCU's Josh Garcia. STLCOP's goalkeeper Pedro Salgueiro (SO/Belo Horizonte, Brazil) made a leaping catch to save Garcia's hard and high shot. Salgueiro earned a shutout in his first official game as a Eutectic, racking up seven saves. Brand had 11 saves in goal for the Red Lions.
The Eutectics, now 1-1, will next host Concordia Seminary on Friday, Sept. 8, for an exhibition game at SLUH at 7 p.m.