EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE men's soccer opened its spring season with a 1-1 draw against professional side Saint Louis FC Sunday at Korte Stadium.
"First and foremost, we want to thank Saint Louis FC for the opportunity to play this game," SIUE Head Coach Mario Sanchez said. "This is good for our program, good for our fans, and for soccer fans in the St. Louis area."
Lachlan McLean scored the Cougars' goal in the 42nd minute and SIUE took the 1-0 lead into halftime.
Denis Ahmetovic tied the match for Saint Louis FC in the 73rd minute.
"We were pleased with the effort and with what we saw from this first spring game," Sanchez added. "We'll continue to work to improve throughout the spring season."
SIUE will announce the full spring schedule at a later date.