Blackwell and Bussart combine for 4 goals in 8-0 win over Tigers
September 09, 2005
Shreveport, LA---The LSUS Lady Pilots (4-2) played ungracious hosts to the NCAA Division I Texas Southern University Tigers (0-3) Friday afternoon at The Swamp as they went on to collect their fourth consecutive victory and third shutout of the year by a final score of 8-0.
“We are starting to execute what we work on at practice and good things are happening on the field. The girls have been very responsive to what we are trying to do and now they are scoring some goals,” said Lady Pilot head coach Jed Jones after Friday’s victory.
Katrina Blackwell eluded two Tiger defenders in front of Tiger goal keeper Keisha McDaniel and found a wide open Michelle Williamson who booted home her first goal of the season at the 8:20 mark to give LSUS a 1-0 lead. Just 1:30 later, Brenna Bussart collected a loose ball rebound and drove it past a defenseless McDaniel for her 5th goal of the season and a 2-0 Lady Pilot lead.
Shaderia Evans, a freshman from Midland, TX, is a 5’10 defender who has become the anchor to the Lady Pilot defense. However, her powerful left foot makes her a threat to score when given the opportunity, most of which come from corner kicks. At the 14:37 mark, Evans wrapped a corner kick around the inside of the far post that was untouched for her second goal of the season to give the Lady Pilots a 3-0 lead. “I like to join the rush when the opportunity is there. We all try and do as much as we can to try and help the team and we have done a good job of playing together these past four games,” explained Evans. Just four minutes later, Blackwell was the beneficiary of a high soaring corner kick sent on goal from Evans and headed it in for her team high 7th goal of the season to put LSUS up 4-0 at the half.
Four minutes into the second half Blackwell added her second goal of the game which was followed by a goal by Bussart 0:53 later. Lacey Biggs drove in her first goal of the year at the 51:30 mark, and Jacquelyn Ball, in her Lady Pilot debut chased down a loose ball along the goal mouth and punched passed a helpless McDaniel to put the Lady Pilots ahead 8-0. “I am happy to have the opportunity to play with these girls and I am glad I could contribute,” concluded Ball.
The Tigers freshman goal keeper made 17 saves on a day when she saw 41 shots fired her way by the Lady Pilots. “Our defense struggled to communicate today and they took advantage of that. We are a young team who has not played but three games together. We have some work to do but I can see us improving already,” concluded McDaniel.
“We are a very young team who is also suffering from a lot of injuries right now. We were only able to dress 12 players which makes it tough. Keisha did an outstanding job in goal today, we just need to work on our communication and iron out some little things which will make a big difference for our club,” concluded Tiger head coach Lindsey Lashey.
Lady Pilot goal keepers Sarah McLean, Annah Melcher, and Erin Wallace combined for the teams third shut-out of the year denying the only two shots on goal sent in by the Tigers. Blackwell finished with two goals and an assist to lead all scorers while Bussart added two goals; Williamson and Evans each added a goal and an assist; Ball and Biggs added solo goals; and Hannah Jennings collected two assists.
The Lady Pilots will hit the road looking for their 5th straight victory Sunday morning as they will travel to Jackson, MS to take on Millsaps College. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:00pm.
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