PARKVILLE, Mo. - The month of September comes to a close for Park University men's and women's soccer as both teams will host Hannibal-LaGrange on Saturday, September 30 at Julian Field.
A busy stretch that has had both teams play nine games over a period of four weeks will be followed by a 10-day layoff before hitting the road on Wednesday, October 10 to square off with Lyon in Batesville, Ark.
LAST TIME OUT
A three-goal first half for Lindenwood-Belleville produced all of the scoring as the Pirates (6-3-0, 4-1-0) fell to the Lynx on Wednesday evening, 3-0. The Pirates were outshot, 10-5, suffering the team's first American Midwest Conference loss after four-straight wins to start league play.
Park has earned a 11-3-0 all-time series advantage over Hannibal-LaGrange, winning each of the last five meetings between the teams. The Pirates have kept a clean sheet in the last two meetings, including a 2-0 win last season. Emma Chatterton (SR/Derby, England) had a goal in last season's win in which the Pirates posted a 23-4 edge in shots.
ABOUT THE TROJANS
Hannibal-LaGrange has an overall record of 3-7-0 on the season, including a 1-3-0 mark in conference play. The Trojans have lost the last two contests, including a 8-0 setback to Columbia on Wednesday night. Maci Cotler leads the team with 11 goals, accounting for half of her team's offensive output.
FIRST TO FORTY
Sitting in a tie for ninth place on the Park all-time scoring list, Emma Chatterton and Gabi Severns (SR/Blue Springs, Mo.) each head into Saturday's game with 39 career goals. The duo has combined for 11 goals this season and each have 15 points.
LAST TIME OUT
The Pirates (5-3-1, 2-2-1) ended a two-game losing streak, but was unable to get back in the win column as the team was held to a 1-1 draw at Lindenwood-Belleville on Wednesday night. Pedro De Souza (SR/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) scored the Park goal as the Pirates played with a man advantage after a red card was issues to a Lynx player at 44:00. Thalu Masindi (JR/London, England) recorded two saves in goal.
Park holds a 7-5-1 edge in the all-time series with Hannibal-LaGrange. The Trojans claimed a 4-0 win in last season's meeting, while the Pirates captured the meetings in both 2014 and 2015. Park is unbeaten in the last three meetings (2-0-1) with Hannibal-LaGrange at Julian Field.
ABOUT THE TROJANS
Hannibal-LaGrange has lost three-straight games coming into Saturday's game with a record of 4-5-0, 2-2-0 in AMC play. The Trojans have suffered a pair of 1-0 losses to William Woods and Columbia around a 2-1 non-conference defeat to Bellevue (Neb.). Isaac Lehmkuhl is the team's leading scorer with four goals.
The Park offense has been held in check over the last three games, scoring two goals in the last 290 minutes of play. That stretch is in stark contrast to the first six games of the season in which the team fired 19 goals, an average of over three goals per contest. The Pirates did, however, remain unbeaten (5-0-1) when scoring the first goal of the game.