GAME NOTES: McNeese State
Oct. 11, 2012
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - After playing three games last week, the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks (11-3-0, 4-0-0) will play just one match this week when they travel to Lake Charles, La. on Sunday for a 1 p.m. showdown against McNeese St. (7-6-2, 2-2-0).
Last Time Out: 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 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. SFA, who played NSU to a scoreless first half, exploded for all three goals in the final 45 minutes.
McNeese State Series History/Scouting Report: The Ladyjacks have dominated the all-time series against the Cowgirls, posting a 20-6-3 record and have won the past six meetings dating back to 2007 by a combined score of 18-2. McNeese State is coming off a weekend in which they defeated Nicholls St. (1-0) and lost to UCA (1-0). Sophomore forward Sarah LaLanne leads McNeese St. in points (12), goals (4), assists (4) and shots on goal (22). Goalkeeper Katie Seeber has compiled a 6-2-1 record while making 42 saves and allowing 15 goals.
Ladyjacks Ranked 8th in NSCAA Central Poll: The Ladyjacks made a jump up one spot in the NSCAA Central Polll from 9th to 8th following their two victories over Central Arkansas and Northwestern St. this past weekend.
Blank Check: SFA matched the 2005 squad with their 11th shutout of the season Sunday in their 3-0 victory over Northwestern State, the second-most shutouts in a season in school history and currently the most in the nation. The Ladyjacks, who set a new record for shutouts in a season last year with 13, still have four games remaining in the regular season to establish a new record. SFA is also currently second in the nation in shutout percentage (0.786), trailing only Florida State (0.833).
#SouthlandStrong: The Ladyjacks have continued their Southland Conference dominance with a 4-0 start this season. SFA has now won 15 consecutive regular season conference games dating back to 2010, the longest streak in SLC history.
How High Can Louw Go?: Senior midfielder Kylie Louw is currently tied for fourth in the nation in both total assists (9) and assists per game (0.69). Dayton's Colleen Williams leads the nation in both total assists (11) and assists per game (0.85). Louw set a school-record with 13 assists in 2011 and is on pace to break that record this season. Louw is also now just three points away from tying the all-time SFA points record held by Amanda Alders with 91.
Home Is Where The Wins Are: The Ladyjacks have now won 20 straight home contests dating back to 2009 with their last loss coming against UTEP on Sept. 3, 2010 (2-1 OT). Even more impressive the Ladyjacks have not lost a Southland Conference home match since Oct. 11, 2009. SFA holds an all-time record of 93-36-12 in home games, but that mark is even better at the current venue. Since moving from Homer Bryce Stadium to the SFA Soccer Complex for the 2003 season, the Ladyjacks are 62-9-5 in home contests. Against Southland Conference foes, SFA is a very tough 36-4-3 at the Soccer Complex.
Nine Wins: With their win over Oral Roberts on 9/30/12, SFA clinched yet another season with at least nine wins and another winning season. It marked the 10th consecutive season for the Ladyjacks to pick up at least nine victories and was the program's ninth straight winning season. The last time an SFA squad failed to reach the nine-win plateau was 2002, also the last time the Ladyjacks posted a losing season (7-9-4).
Title Town: The SFA women's soccer program has brought an unprecedented six Southland Conference regular-season championships back to Nacogdoches. That total is nearly half of the 14 possible regular-season titles in SLC Soccer history.