Second-seeded Fort Hays State University fell, 1-0, to first-seeded Lindenwood in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Central Region Championship on Friday (Nov. 22).
The Tigers finish the season at 12-5-3, while LU moves to 15-0-2 and will take on the winner of the Midwest Regional on Sunday.
FHSU fired 17 shots in the game, including 15 in the second stanza, but couldn’t break through the Lions’ defense. A total of eight Tigers launched shots on the night, led by Diego Cabral with six shots (one on goal) on the night. Ricardo Yeverino added three shots (one on goal).
Jason Babyak played all 90 minutes, notching one save.
After a scoreless first half, LU’s Ignacio Romero found the net on a chip shot at 51:08 to give the Lions a lead.
In the final 10 minutes of the game, FHSU fired three shots, including an opposite net attempt from Yeverino that sailed just inches right of the post at 82:21.
The Tigers’ 12 wins in 2013 were a school record as the team has now competed in the NCAA Tournament each year it has been eligible (2012 and 2013). FHSU was ranked as high as No. 14 on the season by the NSCAA and had seven athletes named All-MIAA.
— FHSU Sports Information —