So on Saturday night, where we honored our seniors, their efforts, achievements and lives for the past four years at Baker, it was Lindenwood that came to town. Lindenwood, which was 10-4 and have picked up some big-time results, including beating last year’s national champion, Lindsey Wilson, we knew that we were going to be in for a battle. But like we said in our pre-match talk, we have faced every scenario this season and faced mass amounts of adversity. We have been up a man, down a man, up a goal, down a goal– knowing this we knew we could handle anything.
Lindenwood was a very experienced team, you could tell that just by looking at the amount of bald heads and full grown beards that were out on the pitch! We managed to get off to a great start; Laeth Hamil scored a good goal and we were really beginning to play well. However, the game then began to lose its fluidity as the Lindenwood players started to take us out of our game by slowing the game down. However, once we got back to playing our game, we began to control again. Even when LU went up 2-1 half-way through the second half, you could tell we were never going to give up. A good finish after a scramble in the box gave Odaine Sinclair his third goal of the season. Matt Griffin then floated a ball in the box which, unbelievably, went through the keeper’s hand and into the net. A great finish from the speedy Steven Stewart put us up 4-2. But to make things even more interesting for our fans, we let LU back in when an own goal reduced the score to 4-3. A few nervy moments towards the end of the game, combined with some gritty defending, ensured that we saw our seniors’ last regular season game at Baker finished with a bang.
On to Culver-Stockon next weekend (nothing like a nice 5-hour bus trip as a chance to bond!).
This entry was posted on October 25, 2010 by trl2. It was filed under Authors, Soccer, Tom Lowndes, Transfer Students and was tagged with baker, Laeth Hamil, Lindenwood, Matt Griffin, Odaine Sinclair, senior night, Soccer, Steven Stewart, Tom Lowndes.