Lewis Scores Goal in Military Appreciation Night Match

LaRico Lewis, Junior Forward; Photo Credit: Owls Communication
LaRico Lewis, Junior Forward; Photo Credit: Owls Communication

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls men's soccer team played an intense two halves against in-state rival Millsaps College on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The battle for goals became so great that seven yellow cards and one red card were given out during the competition. The Owls put up a major effort during the match but late goals by Millsaps prevented a comeback for a 4-1 defeat.

LaRico Lewis, a junior from Douglasville, Ga., scored the Owls lone goal at 10:19 with an assist from Josh Martin. The aggressive forward recorded a total of two shots with two shots on goal to lead the Owls offense.

Also packing a punch offensively was local forward Michael Ledbetter. The sophomore from Columbus, Miss. put up two shots to aid in the Owls scoring effort.

In front of the goal, sophomore John McGee held down the Owls defense. The Troy, Ill. native played the entire 90 minutes and tallied one save with four goals allowed.

The Owls men's soccer team will have three days to regroup and prepare for its next match-up. On Friday, Sept. 14, The W will travel to Memphis, Tenn. to meet Hendrix College on neutral soil. Kick-off for Friday's match is set for 2 p.m.

Come out and support the Owls men's soccer team as they look to grab its second win of the season.