Photo courtesy of Miguel Arcaute/LIFC
BRIGHTON, Mich. – Using a strong second-half performance, Lansing Ignite FC topped Western Michigan University's men's soccer program 3-0 at the Legacy Center in Brighton, Michigan, on Friday.
Selso Saint-Duc scored the go-ahead goal and eventual game-winner in the 64th minute. A trialist scored the second goal in the 75th minute, and Saint-Duc added a third to the scoreboard - assisted by Pato Botello-Faz - two minutes later.
"I think the biggest positive, which you can see, is our counter-pressing is becoming a really big feature, which is good," LIFC Head Coach Nate Miller said after the match. "So every week, we get a lot better at it.
"The intensity is always there. We've never had a game where we don't bring maximum intensity, which is a club-culture thing, so that's been great. I think there's been many positives, and the key is to have really good film of us competing against a difficult opponent for us to make small adjustments."
LIFC improves to 3-1-0 in preseason play, and the team will unveil its final additions to the roster for the 2019 campaign in the coming weeks.
The League One regular season will start for LIFC in Richmond, Virginia, as the team faces off against the Richmond Kickers on March 30. The team will then travel to Greenville, South Carolina, to play Greenville Triumph SC on April 6 before returning home. LIFC will hold a celebration in downtown Lansing ahead of the team’s first League One match at Cooley Law School Stadium against the Kickers on April 13 (BUY TICKETS), and the celebration of soccer in the Michigan capital will continue three days later when LIFC faces off against the Michigan State Spartans in the Capital Cup (BUY TICKETS), presented by Sparrow.