WAXAHACHIE — The Southwestern Assemblies of God University men’s soccer team lost a close battle to Texas College, 3-2, at home on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The men battled a nerve wracking first half. Freshman Mazvita Chidarara scored the first goal of the game. The Texas College Steers closed out the rest of the half by responding with 2 goals of their own.

Eighteen minutes left into the second half of the game, the Lions tied the score 2-2 with the goal coming from junior Miguel Torres. Texas College capitalized on a mistake made on the Lion’s behalf following a saved shot attempt and scored their third goal off their reattempt. The game ended with the Lions down 3-2.

“These next few days, our team needs to come together and regroup. We need to not only visualize ourselves as Lions, but as starving Lions,” says assistant coach Cesar Espana, “We are desperate need of a win and I sincerely believe that with the right team mentality, we will be able to get it this Thursday.”

The Lions returned to the pitch Thursday for a home tilt against Huston Tillotson, but results were not available by press time. They then host the annual alumni game Sept. 23 and John Brown University Sept. 28.