Lady Pilots Take Mayor's Cup
September 12, 2011SHREVEPORT, La. - The LSU Shreveport Pilots women's soccer team claimed the first ever Mayor's Cup Trophy at Mayo Field on Monday night as they defeated the Centenary Ladies by a final score of 3-2.
The Lady Pilots (3-1) hoisted the trophy at mid field following hard fought game. LSUS scored the first goal of the game as Brooke Martin's cross was headed in by Sandra Quitero at the 3rd minute of the contest to give the Lady Pilots the early lead.
Centenary (2-3) answered during the 38th minute with a goal from Courtney Cleveland as Candace Rushing was credited with an assist to tie the game at one which is where is stood at the half.
LSUS scored first in the second half at the 51st minute to once again take the lead on a Brooke Martin unassisted goal, her ninth goal of the year. The Ladies would recover 8 minutes later to tie the game at two as Laura Immenschuh scored on a penalty kick at the 59th minute.
Kim Phelps scored the game-winning goal for the Lady Pilots at the 85th minute as she beat the keeper with a shot that was too hot to handle as it trickled its way into the back of the net to earn the Mayor's Cup.
The Lady Pilots dominated the Ladies in the shot category 31-12 with 21 of those shots coming in the second half. LSUS had 16 shots on goal while CC had only five.
"I thought we did an excellent job of putting pressure on their keeper and we took some quality shots. We knew the game was going to be intense coming in and it was; we knew that they have a great team and they played well. Our team has worked very hard and now the rewards are starting to show," said LSUS head coach Mike Aguilar.
The Mayor's cup will make its home at LSU Shreveport until the Lady Pilots defend it next season.
The next game for the Pilots will be Friday afternoon in Jackson, Mississippi, against the Belhaven Lady Blazers at 2 p.m.