Lady Pilots Defense Dominates in 3-0 Victory Over Yellow Jackets
September 08, 2007
Shreveport, La.- It took 72 minutes for the LSUS offense to finally find the back of the net, but it wasn’t because of a lack of shot attempts. The Lady Pilots missed high, wide, long and short on their first 27 shots of the game, but would finally connect on their 28th try. At the 72:45 mark, Junior Michelle Williams dribbled around three defenders and nailed a shot into the right corner of the net.
Less than five minutes later, freshman Holly Jaynes recorded her first goal as an LSUS Lady Pilot and the first of her college career. With just under 13 minutes remaining in the contest, Junior Julia Vaughan split two defenders and found a wide open Jaynes behind the Yellow Jacket defense for the second LSUS goal.
Vaughan would round out the scoring on the day with an assisted goal at the 87:24 mark. Freshman Shelley Davenport weaved in-and-out of the defense and tipped a beautiful pass to the right where Vaughan knocked it in from 10 feet out.
Although there was a late offensive fury for the Lady Pilots, it was their defense that dominated throughout the entire contest. The defense was so good that nearly 90% of the game was played on the Lady Pilots offensive end. The Lady Pilots defense was faster and more physical than Le Tourneau could handle. LSUS goalkeeper Kelsi McNew had a pretty easy afternoon in goal, as the Yellow Jackets from Le Tourneau were held without a single shot attempt on the afternoon.
Le Tourneau goalkeeper Denee McKay recorded 14 saves, while keeping the Lady Pilots offense off of the scoreboard for the majority of the game.
LSUS moves to 3-2 with the win, and will play again on Sunday afternoon versus Southern University-Baton Rouge. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM at “The Swamp” on the LSUS campus.