Aug. 22, 2010
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -
The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack soccer team gave up a quick goal for the second time in as many games. Unlike in Friday's season opener, though, SFA was unable to recover, falling, 3-1, against Rice Sunday in its first road contest of the year.
The Ladyjacks (1-1-0) found themselves behind early in Friday's game against Louisiana Tech but rallied for a 2-1 win. Sunday, Rice (1-1-0) backed up its first-half goal with a pair of late strikes to seal the win.
Rice got a goal from Kate Edwards in the eighth minute to take an early lead. The scoring strike came from close range on an assist by Jordan Holloway.
SFA attempted four shots in the first half but failed to register a shot on goal. The Owls put two more shots on target but Ladyjack goalkeeper Courtney Bauder stopped both and the game went to the half with Rice ahead, 1-0.
The defenses held sway early in the second half with the teams combining for just two shots on goal through the first 28 minutes. But Rice brok the game open with a goal in the 74th minute and another five minutes later.
Jessica Howard bycicled home a long cross for the first scoring strike. Edwards found the net for the second time in the 79th minute, slipping a shot past Bauder's left side. Hope Ward assisted on both the Owls' second-half goals.
Kylie Louw got SFA on the board when she scored in the 87th minute. Camille Royer set the play in motion with a long cross that Louw finished for her first goal of the season.
Louw and Jordan King were the lone Ladyjacks to register multiple shot attempts. Each player took two shots, landing one on goal.
Rice finished with a 17-7 advantage in shots.
Bauder (1-1-0) registered three saves with three goals against in 80 minutes. Freshman Lacey Lee played the final 10 minutes of the contest, recording one save.
The Ladyjacks will return to action Friday when they host Arkansas in a 7 p.m. contest at the SFA Soccer Complex.
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