GAME NOTES: TAMUCC/UIW
Oct. 30, 2013
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013
This Week: The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack soccer team will look to continue their winning ways this weekend as they conclude their conference schedule and regular season with two matches on the road. SFA will play at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Nov. 1, before traveling to Incarnate Word Nov. 3. The weekend will mark a pair of firsts for the Ladyjacks, as they play TAMUCC and UIW for the first time in program history.
Game 20: at Incarnate Word (Scouting Report): SFA is 0-0-0 all-time against the Cardinals and will take on UIW for the first time in program history Sunday. The Cardinals are coming off back-to-back ties one the road that moved UIW back to 3-5-2 on the season in SLC play
RPI RISE: The Ladyjacks come in at No. 43 falling one spot from 42 last week.
Best Start In School History: With the win against Nicholls State, the Ladyjacks are off to their best 18-game start in school history (14-3-1). SFA has won nine straight conference games since dropping an overtime heartbreaker to ORU 2-1 in September.
Raymond Ties All-Time SFA Milestone: Junior forward Chelsea Raymond tied the Ladyjacks' all-time goals record with the 38th of her career. The Irving, Texas, native, is now one goal away from holding the individual mark by herself with four games remaining.
Top-Ranked Defense: The Ladyjacks have already recorded 13 shutouts this season and are currently tied for sixth in the nation with a .667 shutout percentage. SFA also ranks 18th in the nation in save percentage (.857), while currently sitting just outside the top ten in goals-against average (.536) at 14th.
#SouthlandStrong: The Ladyjacks have won 28 of their last 29 regular season Southland Conference matches dating back to the 2010 season and have gone a combined 26-1-0 over the past two-plus seasons.
A New Era is Born: On Jan. 28, 2013, former Texas A&M assistant Wally Crittenden was named the eighth Stephen F. Austin head soccer coach in school history. Crittenden replaces Tony Amato who stepped down last December to become the head coach at the University of Arizona. Crittenden has spent the past three seasons in College Station assisting a nationally ranked Texas A&M team that has recorded a combined 52-16-6 (.743) record.
Picked To Click: Once again the Ladyjacks were picked to win the 2013 Southland Conference regular-season championship in polls conducted by the league's coaches and sports information directors. It marks the third consecutive year the Ladyjacks have been selected to finish first in the Southland in either one of the two polls. SFA received 11 first-place votes in both the coaches and SID's polls to earn a total of 143 points in each poll.
Title Town: The SFA women's soccer program has brought an unprecedented seven Southland Conference regular-season championships back to Nacogdoches. That total is nearly half of the 15 possible regular-season titles in SLC Soccer history.