Ladyjacks Hammer Rivals
Sept. 28, 2003
NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack soccer team recorded its second shutout of the season Sunday with its 5-0 victory over Sam Houston State. The Ladyjacks are now 7-2-1 overall and 3-0-0 in Southland Conference play.
SFA took the lead with an unassisted goal from freshman Alicia Reese at the 6:55 mark and then the defenses took over the game. The game went scoreless over the next 43 minutes as neither team could get open for a score. The Ladyjacks went into halftime with the 1-0 advantage.
In the second half the Ladyjacks turned it up a notch offensively. Sophomore Kendra Cannon netted team-high seventh goal of the season to give SFA a two-goal advantage. SFA was right back on the attack two minutes later as Lauren Cummings netted her first goal of the season.
"We got out to a slow start but that didn't surprise me," said SFA head coach Nicole Nelson. "This was our third game in five days and that is a heavy turnaround. I'm proud of the way the girls put it together in the second half. We executed our game plan the way we wanted and our defense did a great job shutting down the Bearkats."
SFA returns to action Friday when they travel to Thibodaux, La., to take on Nicholls State. The game is slated to begin at 4 p.m.