LADY TOPPERS FALL 2-1 ON THE ROAD AT LOUISIANA TECH
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RUSTON, La. – In its third match of a grueling five-match road trip, WKU fell 2-1 on
the road at Louisiana Tech on Sunday afternoon.
WKU (2-5-2, 0-2-0 C-USA) put six of its 10 shots on goal and continued its recent
run of strong defensive outings, allowing the fourth-fewest goals the Lady Techsters
have scored in a match this season.
Senior Nicole Roseland netted the lone goal for the Lady Toppers, her second of the
year, while Sarah Gorham also led the Lady Toppers with three shots in the match.
The win marks the second consecutive victory and their eighth in their last 10
matches for the Lady Techsters and moves them to 9-3 on the season and 2-1 in C-USA
Louisiana Tech put consistent pressure on the Lady Topper defense through the
opening half, as the Lady Techsters recorded six shots in the period. Mylene
Roy-Ouellet had two shots in just seven minutes played, one of which was saved by
Bailee Witt and the other sailed above the crossbar.
The Lady Toppers and Lady Techsters traded blows for much of the first half, as both
teams were active on offense throughout the opening 45 minutes. WKU attempted three
shots in the period and had two corners, while Louisiana Tech had six shots and just
WKU started off the match strong, as both Megan Morris and Gorham recorded shots
just nine minutes into the contest. Lyric Schmidt had a shot on goal with just two
minutes left in the half, which sailed just left of the goal.
The second half proved to be exciting on both ends of the field, as the teams
combined for 15 shots, five corners and three goals over the final 45 minutes.
Louisiana Tech scored the match’s opening goal in the 61st minute, as Jaelyn Peeples
scored from 30 yards out for her second goal of the season.
After just over 20 minutes of the Lady Techsters holding a 1-0 lead, Nicole Roseland
scored her second of the season on an unassisted shot from inside the 18-yard box
that rattled off the post and rolled past the keeper.
However, Louisiana Tech would break the tie just four minutes later, as Amber
Posthauer would score with just two minutes remaining in the contest. Posthauer was
assisted on that goal by Nomvula Kgoale and Roy-Ouellet.
The Lady Toppers will be off until Friday, Sept. 28, when the team travels to
Charlotte, N.C., to take on Charlotte. WKU will then play the final match of its
road trip on Sunday, Sept. 30, in Norfolk, Va., against the Monarchs of Old Dominion
before returning to the WKU Soccer Complex on Friday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. to host FIU.