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College Soccer Week 2:  Louisiana Tech Has Winning Week, NSU Still Looking For First Win; Grambling

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Louisiana Tech had the best week of all local teams as they finished 1-0-1 for the week and combined now to 2-2-1 for the season.  The Bulldogs took a win over McNeese and a high-scoring tie.  Northwestern State is still looking for that first win but the trail for them has not been easy taking on SEC Mississippi State and  AAC Rice Owls at home.  The Lady Demons managed their first goal of the season on Sunday in their home opener.  Grambling started the week with a win over ETBU, followed it with a loss to Louisiana, and ended the week with a scoreless tie against Lamar.   LSUS men and women’s stay was OK in Oklahoma over the week.  The two split apart with the women defeating Southwestern Christian and falling to No. 23 USAO.  LSUS Men also got a taste of a ranked opponent in No. 6 Mid-American and came up short but brought a tie home against USAO.  Centenary will hit the pitch next week for their first matches of the season.  

Tuesday, August 22  

Grambling 1, East Texas Baptist University 0

The Grambling Lady Tigers (2-1-0) bounced back from their loss on Sunday morning to a 1-0 win over ETBU Lady Tigers (0-1-0).  Neither team could score in the first half, but Nia Harley scored her first goal of the season in the 65th minute to give Grambling the sole goal of the match.  Kailey Jankans and Sophia Lezizidis were credit with the assists

Grambling’s offense fired 17 shots with 9 on target while the defense only allowed ETBU 2 shots in the first half and no shots in the second half.   Kennedy Farr had the most shots with 3 for Grambling.  Madison Covey-Taylor and Aimee Benton once again split time as goalkeeper.  Covey-Taylor received 2 saves. 

Thursday, April 24

LSUS 4, Southwestern Christian 1 (Women)

The Lady Pilots (2-0-0) took a road win over Southwestern Christian Eagles in Bethany, Oklahoma.  It was another fast start for LSUS as for the second consecutive game they scored in the first 10 minutes.  Chelsea Brown scored her first goal of the season with an assist from Dawniella Torres.  Brown didn’t wait long as his collected her second goal in the 11th minute with an assist from Maja Nikolic.  The Lady Pilots grabbed one more goal in the first half in the 37th minute by Reva Ros.  Abbie Rutledge was given the assist.  LSUS was up 3-0 at halftime.  The Eagles closed the gap in the 55th minute with a goal.  Dawniella Torres gained her goal in the 76th minute.  Paulina Ferro was credited with the assist as the Pilot closed out 4-1. 

LSUS took 11 shots to Southwestern Christian’s 5.  Chelsea Brown had the most shots with 4 shots.  Carlota Alcaide picked up her first win with 2 saves. 

Louisiana Tech 3, ULM 3

Louisiana Tech (1-1-1) had a flurry of goals in the first half between the 10th and 20th minutes, but a late rally by the Lady Warhawks had the Bulldogs settle for a 3-3 tie.  ULM scored fast in the 2nd minute as the Warhawks took a quick 1-0 lead.  Tech opened up in the 13th minute when Emma Jones scored with an assist from Avery Kyle.  The Bulldogs struck again in the 17th minute as Flavie Dube netted a goal.  Kalli Matlock was called on the assist.  Less than 30 seconds later, Jones gained her second goal of the night.  Lauren Egbuloniu was credited for the assist.  The Bulldogs carried the 3-1 lead into halftime.  LA Tech maintained the two-goal lead until. ULM’s scored in the 73rd minute.  Rolling into the final ten minutes Tech looked to hold onto the win, but the Warhawks scored in the 85th minute to even the score at 3-3 and maintain the stalemate. 

ULM outshot the Bulldogs 17 to 12.  The Warhawks pelted the Bulldogs with 12 shots in the second half and only give 2 to their opponents.  Emma Jones took the most shots for the Bulldogs with 3.  Laerke Holst had 8 saves. 

Louisiana 3, Grambling 0

The Tigers' home opener was spoiled by the Louisiana Rajun Cajuns with a 3-0 loss.  Grambling held tight for the first half as neither team could gain a goal.  The Cajuns opened up in the 52nd minute as Sophia Placke scored first.  Anneliese Switzer added a second goal in the 62nd minute.  The final goal came from Bailey Giddings in the 73rd minute.

The two squads were even on shots at 9 apiece.  Khori Banks, Beatriz Kretteis, and Kayla Reed all had two shots each.  Madison Covey-Taylor stayed in until the 74th minute and accumulated 3 saves.  Aimee Benton finished the game out with 1 save. 

Mississippi State 3, NSU 0

The Lady Demons headed to Starkville to face the SEC’s Mississippi State.  The Bulldogs shut out NSU.  Maggie Walsworth scored in the first five minutes to give the Mississippi State 1-0. Kennedy White added a goal in the 40th minute to give MSU the 2-0 halftime lead.  The Lady Bulldogs added one more goal a the beginning of the second half and held on to the 3-0 win.

NSU (0-2-0) only had 1 shot against their SEC foe.  Sub Laura Stepniak took the sole shot.  Mississippi State took 19 shots.  Kora Frye and Libe Banuelos split time as goalkeeper.  Fry had 4 saves and Banuelos had 3.  

No. 6 Mid-America Christian 1, LSUS 0 (Men)

The LSUS Pilots came up short against the NAIA No. 6 Mid-America Christian Evangels 1-0 in Oklahoma City.  The lone goal came from Henry Tolbert in the 41st minute.  

Mid-America outshot LSUS 16 to 6.  Jack Thomas and Alex Golder each had 2 shots for the Pilots.  Kyle McLeish had 4 saves in the loss. 

Saturday, August 26

No. 23 Science and Arts of Oklahoma 1, LSUS 0 (Women)

The Lady Pilots continued their road trip through Oklahoma but on Saturday suffered its first loss of the season.   LSUS (2-1-0) fell 1-0 to No. 23 USAO Lady Drovers.  The two teams could crack the goalline in the first half.  USAO scored in the 69th minute for the only goal of the match. 

USAO outshot LSUS 9 to 6.  Six players from LSUS including Dawniella Torres, Chelsea Brown, Abbie Rutledge, Madison Salas, Yuvia Vazquez, and Alba Martinez each had one shot.  Carlota Alcaide kept the goal the entire match and had 2 saves. 

LSUS 1, Science and Arts of Oklahoma 1 (tie) (Men)

The Pilots finished the match with 10 men as two yellow cards for Liam Vivian turned into a red in the closing minutes of the match.  LSUS (1-1-1) escaped with the 1-1 tie on the road in Chickasha, Oklahoma.   The Drovers drew the first goal of the match with a goal by Justin Croake in the 14th minute.   USAO held on for the remainder of the half to the 1-0 lead.  LSUS evened the match in the 73rd minute with a goal from Bernardo Pacheco with an assist from Jack Thomas.  The two stayed deadlock at 1-1 until the final whistle. 

LSUS slightly outshot USAO 13-11.  Pacheco led the Pilots with 3 shots.  Ashon Bonsall stepped in as goalkeeper and captured 5 saves. 

Sunday, August 27

Louisiana Tech 1, McNeese State 0

The Bulldogs took a triple digit hot Sunday afternoon 1-0 win in Ruston.  

Neither team could crack the goal line in the first half.  Lauren Egbuloniu scored her second goal of the season in the 56th minute and that was all that was needed to get the “W”. Avery Kyle was credited with the assist.

After the defensive first half LA Tech (2-1-1) only received 4 shots to McNeese’s 2.  Tech fired off 10 in the second half for a total of 14 to the Cowgirls 6 total.  Kyle had the most Bulldog shots with 3.  Emma Duguay took the win as goalkeeper and 2 saves.

Rice 2, NSU 1

The Lady Demons (0-3) dropped its home opener 2-1 to the Rice Owls at Lady Demon Soccer Complex

Rice scored the first goal on a shot from Ellen Haseth in the 13th minute.  The one-goal lead remained until halftime.  Just four minutes into the second half, the Owls added another goal by Sarah Piper.  NSU wouldn’t allow a shutout at home as Caitlin La Roux scored the Lady Demons’ first goal of the season in the 75th minute.  Annie Stook was credited with the assist.  Rice held on for the 2-1 win.

The two teams were evenly matched on stats as Rice slightly outshot NSU 17-15 and both teams had 6 shots on goals.  Hallee Griffin, Taylor Spitzer, and Emme Fernandez each had 3 shots.  Libe Banuelos finished with 4 saves. 

Grambling 0, Lamar 0 (tie)

Neither team could get the advantage as the home matchup for the Lady Tigers ended in a 0-0 tie.  Grambling moved to 2-2-1 for the season.  This was the second consecutive game that Grambling was unable to score. 

The first half saw only three shots total by both teams with Grambling have the 2-1 advantage.  Lamar came back in the second half and outshot Grambling 7-3.  Grambling had no shots on goal as Lamar had four.    Sohia Lezizidis took the most Tiger shots with 2.  Aimee Benton stayed as goalkeeper the entire match and had four saves.  

Next Week Schedule

LSUS v. Letourneau (Wed, Aug 30, 5:30 pm) (W)

NSU at Southern Miss (Thur, Aug 31, 4:00 pm, ESPN+)

LA Tech at Baylor (Thur, Aug 31, 7 pm, ESPN+)

Grambling at Tarleton State (Fri, Sep 1, 11 am, ESPN+)

LSUS v Wiley (TX) (Fri, Sept 1, 4:30 pm) (M)

Centenary at Ozarks (Fr, Sep 1, 5:30 pm) (M)

Centenary at Ozarks (Sat, Sep 2, 12:00 pm)(W)

Little Rock at Grambling (Sun, Sep 3, 11:30 am)

LA Tech at Houston (Sun, Sep 3, 1 pm, ESPN+)

Centenary vs. McMurray (Sun, Sep 3, 2pm) (M)

Centenary at Hendrix (Sun, Sep 3, 2:30 pm)(W)

NSU at Alabama A & M (Sun, Sep 3, 7:00 pm)

Goals for Season (Women)

Dawniella Torres, LSUS 3

Lauren Egbuloniu, Louisiana Tech 2

Emma Jones, Louisiana Tech 2

Chelsea Brown, LSUS 2

11 tied with 1 goal

Assists for Season (Women)

Kalli Matlock, Louisiana Tech 2

Avery Kyle, Louisiana Tech 2

Chelsea Brown, LSUS 2

11 tied with 1 assist

Saves for Season (Women)

Laerke Holst, Louisiana Tech 18

Libe Banuelos, NSU 12

Aimee Benton, Grambling 9

Madison Covey-Taylor, Grambling 6

Carolota Alcaide, LSUS 6

Kora Fry, NSU 4

Emma Duguay, Louisiana Tech 2

Karina Correa, LSUS 1

Goals for Season (Men)

Adam Gonzalez, LSUS 1

Jake Strachan, LSUS 1

Bernardo Pancheco, LSUS 1

Jack Thomas, LSUS 1

Assists for Season (Men)

Muhammed Jammeh, LSUS 1

Jack Thomas, LSUS 1

Saves for Season (Men)

Kyle Mcleish, LSUS 6

Ashon Bonsall, LSUS 5


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