Sunday, September 29
Freshmen Spark WKU in 2-0 Win over Louisiana-Lafayette
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU freshman Iris Dunn scored less than five minutes into Sunday’s match against Louisiana-Lafayette (4-5-2) and fellow rookie Caitlin Hesse tacked on an insurance goal in the 78th minute to lead WKU past the Ragin’ Cajuns 2-0 at the WKU
The Lady Toppers (4-3-4) needed just 4:54 to net the game-deciding goal as Dunn scored for the third time in the past four games courtesy of Chrissy Tchoula’s assist. Tchoula, a senior midfielder, has now assisted in three-straight games.
Hesse notched her first-career goal late in the second half, finishing off senior Andrea Curry’s pass in traffic with her left foot to give WKU a 2-0 lead. Curry’s dish was set up by junior midfielder Allie Auscherman, who was also credited with an assist
on the goal.
WKU controlled the game’s tempo throughout, outshooting Louisiana-Lafayette 16-6 and limiting the Ragin’ Cajuns to just three shots on goal. Senior goalkeeper Nora Abolins tallied her fourth shutout of the season and 28th of her career, tallying three saves
on the afternoon. Abolins hasn’t allowed a goal in her last 288:02 between the posts.
With the win WKU improved to 2-0 in Sun Belt Conference play to take sole possession of first place in league standings after a weekend of play. The Lady Toppers opened conference play with a pair of dominant performances over ULM and Louisiana-Lafayette,
outscoring their rivals 4-0, outshooting them 31-13 and limiting them to just three shots on goal in a pair of shutout efforts.
The Lady Toppers are idle Friday before traveling to San Marcos, Texas on Sunday to take on Sun Belt Conference foe Texas State for the first time. For tickets and more information on WKU Soccer, call 1-800-5 BIGRED or visit WKUSports.com.
Georgia State's Women Dominate Louisiana-Monroe, 2-0
ATLANTA – Ashly Nagy and Alyssia Feronti scored to lead the Georgia State women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe Sunday afternoon at the GSU Soccer Complex. GSU improves to 3-6-1 and 1-1 in the Sun Belt Conference. ULM falls to 5-7-1 and 0-2
in conference play.
The Panthers dominated the game offensively, outshooting the Warhawks 18 to eight. GSU started the game fast by forcing ULM goalkeeper Holly Mallinson to make a save on Nagy’s attempt in the fifth minute. Mallinson recorded three more saves over the next
20 minutes as the Panthers continued to attack.
Georgia State finally grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 33rdminute when Feronti assisted on Nagy’s second goal of the season. Nagy got behind the Warhawk defense and Feronti found her with a long pass. Then, Nagy calmly slotted the ball past Mallinson one-on-one
to give GSU the lead.
Neither team threatened again, and the first half ended with the Panthers leading 1-0. Georgia State held the edge in shots (8-3) and both teams took four corner kicks.
GSU started fast again in the second half, with Nagy forcing Mallinson to make her fifth save after less than one of minute of play. ULM went on the attack as it sought an equalizer, but Panther keeper Brie Haynes recorded three easy saves to protect Georgia
The Panthers were awarded a penalty kick in 74th minute after a Louisiana-Monroe defender fouled Georgia State’s Jasmine Jakes inside the 18 yard box on a break away. Feronti calmly stepped to the spot and scored past a diving Mallinson with a low shot into
the bottom right corner to give GSU a 2-0 lead.
The Panthers dominated the final 16 minutes to secure their first Sun Belt Conference win of the season. Georgia State’s Brie Haynes earned her third shutout win and improves to 3-6-1. She finished with five saves on eight shots faced. ULM’s Holly Mallinson
falls to 4-6-1 after the loss. She recorded 10 saves on 18 shots.
GSU returns to action Friday, Oct. 4, when the Panthers travel to San Marcos, Texas to battle Texas State. The match is set to kickoff at 8 p.m. ET.
Texas State Earns First SBC Win with 2-1 Setback of Troy
TROY, Ala. – The Texas State soccer team picked up its first Sun Belt Conference victory and its first road victory since the win against Northwestern State as they defeated the Troy Trojans by a score of 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.
With the victory, the Bobcats improve 4-5-2 overall and 1-0-1 in Sun Belt action.
Texas State got on the board in the fourth minute of the contest as senior Sydney Curry took control of the ball outside the 18-yard box to ultimately fire a shot to the back right corner of the mesh. Curry's goal was unassisted and it was her third goal
of the season.
Just 45 seconds later, the Trojans answered with a goal of their own to tie up the game at one a piece. Cecilia Thorngren scored her fourth goal of the season after taking a shot inside the box.
Approximately 13 minutes later, the Bobcats took what would prove to be the final lead of the contest as Ali Myers connected off a deflected shot by Gabbi Cottee and found the back of the net. The original play was started by Tori Hale as she hit a cross
pass that deflected off of Cottee and into the line of Myers inside the Trojan goal box.
The Bobcats went into the half with 15 shots as the Trojans got off 11. Troy recorded three corners compared to one by the Bobcats.
All 45 minutes of the second half proved to be a defensive battle between the two squads as the first half score remained through the end of the game.
Texas State finished the game with 22 shots and 12 shots on goal. Goalkeeper Natalie Gardini recorded four saves in the victory.
Arkansas State Scores Two Goals Late to Overpower UALR
JONESBORO, Ark. (9/29/13) — After trailing by one goal for most of the match, the Arkansas State women’s soccer team scored two goals in the final six minutes to down the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans 2-1 in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both schools at
the A-State Soccer Complex Sunday afternoon.
The Red Wolves (5-3-2, 1-0 Sun Belt Conference) scored goals in the 84th and 87th minutes to stay undefeated at home this season and have now won five straight matches in Jonesboro.
Samhia Simao provided the game-winning goal in the 87th minute when she scored after volleying the ball to the net from the left side of the box. UALR goalkeeper Sara Cavanagh misplayed the volley and the ball sailed into the net to give A-State its second
goal in less than three minutes.
Loren Mitchell tied the match in the 87th minute after taking a pass at the top of the box and taking a shot on goal. Cavanagh was able to get a hand on the ball, but was unable to control it and the ball trickled past her and into the net for the game-tying
“I’m really excited that the girls found a way to close this game out,” A-State head coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge said. “We didn’t play the game we wanted to play but anytime you can win after not playing a good game it is a good thing and ultimately we got three
points against a very good conference team today.”
The Trojans (3-6, 1-0) took a 1-0 lead just three minutes into the match when Page Mason scored after beating Amanda Lee and shot to a wide open net to put the Red Wolves in an early 1-0 deficit.
UALR controlled the tempo and controlled possession for much of the match. The Trojans defensive backline was virtually impenetrable through the game’s first 80 minutes before the Red Wolves were able to break through in the game’s latter minutes.
A-State appeared to have tied the game in the 61st minute when Simao scored on a header off of a corner kick from Elizabeth Howard, but the goal was waved off after it was ruled that the Red Wolves had committed a foul before the goal was scored.
Mitchell’s goal gave her a team-high seven for the year, while Simao’s goal was her second of the season. Simao also picked up an assist on Mitchell’s goal along with Jordan Adams.
Mitchell is now tied for fourth place on A-State’s all-time career goals list with teammate Christina Fink. The Lawrenceville, Ga., native is also tied for fifth on the Red Wolves single-season goal mark and needs just five more to tie the all-time mark
of 12 goals in a single season.
Amanda Lee made five saves in goal for A-State on the afternoon, while Christina Fink led the squad with four shots, two of which landed on goal. Ashley Jackson had three shots on the afternoon, while Katie Hosea and Adams also recorded shots.
The Red Wolves will return to the pitch Friday, Oct. 4 for a road contest against Troy and will return home for a matchup with South Alabama Sunday, Oct. 6. The match with Troy is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., while the contest against the Jaguars will start
at 1 p.m. at the A-State Soccer Complex.