Kylie Louw scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the 82nd minute Friday at Texas State.
Sept. 14, 2012
SFA 1-TXST 0
SAN MARCOS, Texas - Stephen F. Austin senior midfielder Kylie Louw provided the heroics Friday evening by scoring the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the 82nd minute to lead the Ladyjacks to a 1-0 victory over Texas State.
Louw's goal, her second of the season and 22nd of her career, marked the second straight season that the South Africa native scored a game-winner at Texas State for a 1-0 victory.
"We are happy with the result tonight," SFA head coach Tony Amato said. "Playing versus Texas State is always a battle and winning on the road is challenging. Our team was able to put them under pressure in the second half, remained patient, and created some good chances. Chelsea Raymond did a great job running the ball down that led to the penalty and Kylie stepped up and hit a quality PK. We kept a clean sheet and that is credit to the defensive work rate the team put in."
The victory provided a bit of revenge for a Ladyjacks team that was defeated by their former Southland Conference rival in the tournament championship last season, 1-0, denying SFA a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
After a sluggish start offensively in the first half, the Ladyjacks outshot the Bobcats 10-6 in the second half. The SFA defense limited Texas State to just two shots on goal en route to their sixth shutout of the season. Junior goalkeeper Lacey Lee moved her individual record to 5-2-0 while making two saves.
With the victory SFA (6-2-0) improved to 9-11-2 all-time against the Bobcats (2-6-1).
In the first half both teams combined for only six shots, three a piece, including two from Laura Sadler and one from Chelsea Raymond.
The Ladyjacks will now have Sunday off before returning home on Friday, Sept. 21 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff for a 7 p.m. start time. Following that contest SFA will travel to Waco for a showdown against Baylor on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m.