Lady Pilots defeat Northwood in final regular season game
October 29, 2011SHREVEPORT, La. - The LSU Shreveport Lady Pilots soccer team defeated the Northwood Knights on Saturday afternoon in a 3-2 thriller at The Swamp on Senior Day to wrap up a fourth place finish in the Red River Athletic Conference standings. The win earns the Lady Pilots the right to host the first round matchup with the Northwood Knights on Friday, November 4th, at 3:00 p.m.
The game did not start off the way the home team had hoped it would as Northwood's (4-12-1, 4-5 RRAC) Marian Michelon gave her team an early 1-0 lead with a goal during the 5th minute of the game. LSUS (7-6-2, 4-3-2 RRAC) tied the game a minute into the second half with Brooke Martin's 16th goal of the season. Irene Henriksson was credited with her third assist of the season.
During the 62nd minute Henriksson put the Lady Pilots on top with her sixth goal of the season to give her squad a 2-1 lead while Christina Hamilton earned her third assist on the season. One minute and ten seconds later the Knights tied the game with a goal from Audrey Gatlin.
With less than three minutes to play in the game Sandra Quintero received a pass from Kim Phelps took a shot from just outside the 18 to beat the goalie for her sixth goal of the season while Phelps was credited with fourth assist of the year. The Lady Pilots were able to hold off the Knights the rest of the way for the win and the right to host Northwood again next week in the first round of the RRAC Tournament.
LSUS edged Northwood in the shots category 9-8 with four on goal while the Knights place five on from. The four Lady Pilots seniors, Shay Wells, Christina Hamilton, Kim Phelps, and Sarah Guillory won their final regular season game but there is still a lot of work to be done.
Wells has played three seasons with the Lady Pilots as the goal keeper. In her final regular season game today she made three saves and the final save was her 100th save in her LSUS career which places her third on the All-Time career saves leaderboard at LSUS. Hamilton spent her final year of eligibility wearing the Navy and Gold at LSUS and played in all 15 games this season.
Phelps was and is still Team Captain. She has played in 62 games to this point in her LSUS career and has recorded seven goals and eight assists. Phelps is in a three-way tie for fifth place on the All-Time career assist list at LSUS. Guillory, also Team Captain, has played in 61 games so far in her Pilot career.
These four seniors and the rest of the Lady Pilots squad will prepare for their first round matchup with Northwood this week. The match is scheduled for Friday at 3 p.m. at The Swamp.