Lady Pilots Fall to #16 William Carey
October 05, 2007
Shreveport, La. - Two second half goals helped #16 William Carey get past an upset-minded LSUS squad on Friday afternoon at "The Swamp."
After a scoreless first half in which the Lady Pilots out shot the visitors from William Carey 12-2, the Lady Crusaders struck first in the second half of Friday's match-up between the top two teams in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference.
William Carey's Jessica Stuart scored the game's first goal in the 61st minute to give Carey a 1-0 lead.
Carey would strike again at the 78 minute mark on a goal by Jeana Erikson, taking a 2-0 lead late into the game.
The Lady Pilots would not go down without a fight as they finally found the back of the net on a goal off the foot of senior Rachel Alexander with just over one minute left to play. Freshmen Shelley Davenport and Caitlin Smith both made beautiful passes on the play and were credited with an assist on Alexander's goal.
After 12 first half shot attempts, Alexander's goal was the only shot attempt the Lady Pilots could muster in the entire second half against an aggressive William Carey defense. The Lady Crusaders out shot the Lady Pilots 14 to 1 in the second half while on their way to the 2-1 victory.
The loss drops the Lady Pilots (8-4, 3-1) to 2nd place in the GCAC standings, while William Carey (12-0, 4-0) remains unbeaten on the season and in 1st place in the conference.
LSUS will be back in action on Sunday afternoon versus Spring Hill College in another pivotal conference contest. Kickoff is set for 1:00 P.M. at "The Swamp" on the LSUS campus.