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Lady Lion Soccer Battles Inexperience

A young Lady Lion team showed signs of improvement and potential during a season that saw them win five matches while starting eight new players. The young squad was made younger by the losses of two seniors early in the season (Katie Hillis and Brittny Fawcett), leaving Abbey Adkins and Morgan Walls as the lone seniors on the active roster. Every other player who contributed was a freshman or sophomore.

The Lady Lions finished the year with a 5-11-2 overall record and 3-5-1 in their first year in the American Midwest Conference, qualifying for the conference tournament. When FHU scored, it usually scored in bunches, notching five or more goals in each of its five wins. The team also had three narrow losses by a margin of one goal.

Freshman Taylor Jenkins (Pulaski, Tenn.) recorded two hat tricks, making her the first freshman in program history to accomplish this feat, and she is only the fourth player overall to do so. She led the team on the season in goals (9) and points (22). FHU's other top two scorers - Julianne Renner (Moscow, Idaho) and Kennedi Van Ravestein (Roanoke, Va.) - were freshmen, giving the team plenty of reason to be optimistic about the future.

Adkins finished her career with 268 saves, ranking second all-time behind Tiffany Harris's 547.

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