Campbellsville Lady Tigers fall to No. 10 Lindsey Wilson, 1-0
By Chris Megginson / Campbellsville University Sports Information
While Campbellsville University came up short Wednesday afternoon, a 1-0 loss to No. 10 Lindsey Wilson College in the Mid-South Conference semifinal is a sign of a narrowing gap.
The final score was the closest ever between the Lady Tigers and the perennial NAIA power from only 20 miles away. Prior to Wednesday, the closest was the 3-0 result during the 2010 regular season when CU held Lindsey Wilson scoreless in the first half before giving up a hat trick in the second half.
We just played the No. 10 team in the nation, 1-0. I think they wanted to prove that when they beat us 3-0 this year that it was a fluke, and it didn’t happen. I think our team is moving in the right direction to compete for the Mid-South Conference for the next couple of years,” CU head coach Thom Jones said.
Lindsey Wilson got on the board in the eight minute of the game with a goal from Caitlin Burke, assisted by Ida Gregersen. After that, CU goalkeeper Brandie Hagerman shut down the Blue Raider offense the rest of the way, collecting seven saves in the net.
Campbellsville adjusted its formation toward the end of the game, moving a third forward up front to attack. While CU only had five shots in the game, two of them were on target.
“Instead of giving in and letting Lindsey come at us, we fought back,” CU head coach Thom Jones said. “We stuck to our game plan and tried not to chase too much, and we were with them. With 12 minutes left, we were attacking them pretty hard. They started to waste the clock because we were gaining momentum, and I never thought that would happen for us against Lindsey Wilson.”
Campbellsville (12-8) will host the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Mid-East Regional Tournament next weekend, Nov. 19-20 at Finley Stadium in Campbellsville. Complete details for the tournament will be released Friday, Nov. 12.