Ladyjacks Tie Demons
Oct. 26, 2008
NATCHITOCHES, La. - Stephen F. Austin came into Sunday's Southland Conference soccer game at Northwestern State as part of a three-team log jam at third place in the league standings. Following 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Ladyjacks left in the same position.
SFA moves to 7-7-1 on the season with a 4-2-1 record in SLC play. That mark keeps the Ladyjacks in a tie for third place with Northwestern State (9-6-2) and UTSA (7-9-1). The Roadrunners played to a 1-1 tie against Texas State Sunday.
"We both fought so hard, and we both had chances," SFA head coach George Van Linder said of Sunday's game. "Our depth helped us keep the pressure on them and continue to create chances, we just didn't finish.
The Ladyjacks out-shot Northwestern, 14-9, with a 5-3 edge in shots on goal. SFA led, 9-7, in corner kick opportunities, including a 7-1 advantage in the first half.
The Ladyjacks created a prime scoring chance in the 27th minute, when they earned three consecutive corners in less than a minute. But SFA came away with just one shot on goal in the exchange. The Demons mustered one shot on goal in the opening period.
In the second half, Northwestern State played aggressively, earning six corner kicks. But SFA goalkeeper Courtney Bauder registered saves on the Demons' only two shots on goal.
At the other end of the field, sophomore Kesia Broome fired two of her three shots on goal in the second period, with the strikes coming in the 63rd and 65th minutes.
Broome hit the crossbar in the first overtime period, and senior Amanda Lackey added a shot on goal in the second OT.
The Ladyjacks will close out the regular season at home this weekend, when they host Lamar and league-leading McNeese State.
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