Lindsay Horton had a great career on the soccer field for the Lady Cougars. She set the team’s scoring record, which she still holds. After her prep career was over she signed with nearby Lincoln Memorial University to continue her soccer career as a Lady Railsplitter.
Now as her freshman season winds to a end Horton and her teammates are in contention for the NCAA Division II National Title. The Lady Railsplitters have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen/Regional Championship phase of the tournament following a harrowing defeat of the Lady Eagles of Carson Newman.
The Lady Eagles and Lady Railsplitters fought a pitched battle that remained tied 1-1 through a pair of overtime periods. After that it went to the shoot out phase. The Lady Railsplitters nailed all five of their penalty kicks and their goalkeeper managed to block a Lady Eagle kick to send them on to the next round.
The six seed Lady Railsplitters will have a tough task advancing to the Elite Eight round. They play the top seed of their bracket, Columbus State. Though this seems like a difficult task for the Ladies of Lincoln they have already eliminated 3rd seeded Lander in the opening round and the Lady Eagles of Carson Newman were the two seed of their bracket.
They play the Columbus State Cougars on Friday.