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Lynx Soccer to Host Sub-State Game Friday

If you asked any of the fans in attendance before the game, they would have told you this game was going to be a nail-biter.

The previous match-up, a 2-1 overtime win for Lausanne in April, showed how evenly matched the Lausanne and Evangelical Christian School (ECS) teams were. Tuesday night's match-up for the regional championship game at St. George's had all the makings of another epic showdown.

The game did not disappoint.

ECS walked away regional champions after a 1-0 overtime victory over the Lynx. In regulation, both teams missed on opportunities to score, with shots from the Lynx going just wide or catching the crossbar.

As the minutes turned to seconds in regulation, players and fans realized this game was going to end as the other did: overtime.

The Eagles scored in the first 10 minute extra period. Lausanne had chances to tie the game before time ran out, but the shots simply could not find the back of the net and ECS walked away with the victory.

Lausanne also lost Gabriel Castro '17 for the next two games after he was given a red card late in the game.

Head Coach Rogerio Lima said the team will not focus on the loss but on winning the state championship.

"It was a great team effort and a solid performance," said Lima. "Unlucky mistakes cost us the game but, overall, the team is very confident going forward."

The players also don't want to dwell on the past, instead choosing to look ahead.

"Of course the game didn't end up with the score that we wished," said senior Lynx Bruno Garcia '17. "We've been working hard on the field every day during practice and because of that, we know that we have the ability to be successful until the very end. We win together, we lose together. I'm not worried about our loss because the team is ready to give 200% from now on. Our team motto is 'play for each other.' It means if one player is down on or off the field, it is our job as a team to help them back on their feet. We are a family and no one is ever left behind."

Lausanne will host their sub-state match-up this Friday, May 19 against Franklin Road Academy (FRA) out of the Nashville area.

The game begins at 6 p.m., so come out and support your Lynx and #WitnessLynxHistory, again.

Posted by Steven Russell at 11:22