South Alabama and ULL Match Ends In Draw

October 7, 2014 · By · Filed Under Soccer, Sun Belt Conference 

USA_SoccerThe Women’s soccer team earned a 4-4 draw against Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday at The Cage to end the Jaguars eight-match winning streak. But their unbeaten streak sits and nine.

South Alabama took and early 2-0 lead in the match. Steffi Hardy scored on a header on a long free kick by Nikki Shirtcliffe, who got the assist, in the 15th minute of play.

Less than four minutes later, Charde Hannah put one away with an assist by Danielle Henley for the 2-0 lead.

But the Ragin’ Cajuns would tie the match before halftime. Yazmin Montoya would get the first goal on a penalty kick in the 32nd minute. Then in the 43rd minute Annika Schmidt would score after a loose ball by a Jaguar defender.

After the half, Bailey Scott would give the Cajuns a 3-2 lead in the 45th minute.

Rio Hardy would tie the game again with her eighth goal of the season on a penalty kick in the 55th minute. In the 70th minute, Hannah would add her 13th goal of the season after a long run down the right side.

But the Cajuns would not go down, Schmidt scored her second goal of the match after a turnover and long shot to beat the goal keeper in the 86th minute to tie the game a four apiece.

The Jags outshot the Cajuns 5-2 in the two extra periods of play, including one that hit the crossbar and another that grazed the bar, but none could find the back of the net.

Sarah Hay went the distance, allowing four goals with three saves.

“Today was not our best performance,” USA head coach Graham Winkworth said. “I’m proud of the girls’ work ethic; they worked extremely hard, but I’ve got to do much better. We tied 4-4 against a very good and very enthusiastic Louisiana-Lafayette team, so I want to give them a lot of praise, but we’ve got to perform better and I’ve got to do a better job of preparing them to do that.”

USA’s record sits at 10-2-1 overall and 2-0-1 in conference play. ULL’s record goes to 5-6-2 overall and 0-3-1 in conference play.

With that match, the Jags completed their five-match homestand. They will travel to Texas State on Friday for a 7pm match against the Bobcats.

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