SFA Records 11th Shutout, Beats NSU 3-0
Oct. 7, 2012Photo Gallery
NATCHITOCHES, La. - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks continued their clean slate in Southland Conference play with a 3-0 victory Sunday afternoon at Northwestern State.
The Ladyjacks (11-3-0, 4-0) dominated the Lady Demons (5-7-1, 0-2-1) in the shot column with a 27-5 advantage and 9-4 shots on goal.
"We created some good scoring chances throughout the match today," SFA head coach Tony Amato said. "We were able to capitalize on two of those chances early in the second half, which made a big difference in the result. Our team handled the trip very well this weekend and two important wins."
SFA, who played NSU to a scoreless first half, exploded for all three goals in the final 45 minutes. Sophomore forward Zuri Prince scored the game's first goal in the 48th minute off an assist from sophomore defender Megan Dunnigan. Prince, who scored her 6th goal of the season, took a cross from Dunnigan inside the box and was able to beat Lady Demons' goalkeeper Jessica Danku to put SFA in front, 1-0.
Just five minutes later the Ladyjacks extended their lead to 2-0 on the eighth goal of the season from sophomore forward Chelsea Raymond, who dribbled into the box and beat Danku into the bottom half left corner of the net.
In the 64th minute of the match SFA put the game away with Raymond's second goal of the afternoon and ninth of the season, scoring off an assist from senior midfielder Kylie Louw (her team-leading 9th of the season) to make the final score of 3-0.
With the assist, Louw is now just three total points shy of from tying the all-time SFA points record held by Amanda Alders with 91. She entered play this weekend third in the nation with eight assists thus far this season.
SFA junior goalkeeper Lacey Lee made four saves on Sunday while facing five shots to improve her individual record to 9-2-0. The Ladyjacks recorded their conference-best 11th shutout of the season and have now allowed just seven goals all season through 14 contests and have not allowed a single goal in conference play.
The Ladyjacks will play just one game next week, traveling to Lake Charles, La. on Sunday, Oct. 14 for a 1 p.m. match against McNeese State.