The Lions led 3-1 at halftime against the Cougars, who won state two of the past three years.
"For us to put 40 minutes of soccer against a team like that was impressive, but we have a lot to learn to play at the level they play for 80 full minutes," coach Keith Nelson said.
"It was a good game for us. It showed us how good we can be but also what we have to work on."
The Lions, 2-2, will travel to Manhattan on Saturday for a noon contest.