Written by: Antoine Lynch, Athletics Media Specialist.
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University women's soccer team battled late but fell to No. 6 ranked Lincoln Memorial University, 3-1 Tuesday afternoon in Harrogate, Tenn.
Shaw falls to 1-4 on the season while No. 6 LMU improves to 6-1 overall.
The Rail Splitters struck early scoring in the first 45 seconds on the contest. The Lady Bears defense settled in to keep LMU scoreless for the remainder of the half trailing 1-0 at the midway point.
LMU found quick success with back-to-back scoring strikes in the 56' and 58' to push ahead 3-0. Sophomore Philine Diekhoff (Hamburg, Germany) found pay dirt in the 74' – scoring her first goal of the season unassisted.
That would be the final offensive push for the Lady Bears as LMU held on for the 3-1 final deficit. The Rails Splitters were credited with 21 shots with 11 being on goal compared to Shaw's six.
Senior keeper Caylie Hartman (Commerce City, CO) was credited with eight saves on the day.
Shaw is back in action Saturday, Sept. 28 when they travel to Catawba for a contest scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
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