Freshman forward Chelsea Raymond recorded a hat trick for the second time this season in SFA's 5-0 win over McNeese St.
Oct. 14, 2011
SFA 5, MCN 0
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - For the second time this season freshman forward Chelsea Raymond scored three goals in a single contest and Kylie Louw added two more assists to help the Ladyjacks win their eighth straight match with a 5-0 victory over McNeese State Friday evening.
SFA (10-2-1, 5-0-0) outshot the Cowgirls (7-7-0, 2-2-0) 11-1 and didn't allow a single shot on goal. It was the team's sixth straight shutout, adding to the program's longest such streak in school history.
"It was great to see the team play well on the road," SFA head coach Tony Amato said. "We started the game strong, found good rhythm when we had the ball, and we defended well as a unit. This sets us up for a good matchup with Lamar on Sunday."
Like has been the case throughout the extended winning streak, SFA jumped out in front first and early when Raymond scored the first of three goals just five minutes into play. The goal came off a corner kick from Louw, giving SFA the early 1-0 lead.
Six minutes later the dynamic duo connected once again when Louw sent a through ball to Raymond and allowed the freshman forward to beat McNeese State goalkeeper Cassandra Read one-on-one for a 2-0 lead on Louw's second assist of the night and team-leading 10th of the season.
The Ladyjacks would take a commanding 3-0 lead in the 22nd minute when Melissa Gaudet scored her second goal of the season just from outside the box off a free kick.
A few minutes out of intermission, Raymond added her third goal of the night and team-leading 12th of the season on another breakaway goal in which she displayed her blazing speed to beat Read once again and give SFA a 4-0 lead. Freshman Christie Hinojosa put the finishing touches to another dominant all-around performance with her third goal of the season in the 69th minute to make the final score of 5-0.
SFA will next travel to Lamar on Sunday to take on a Lady Cardinals team (7-5-1, 4-0-0) that has also yet to lose in conference action and could go a long way in determining the number one seed in the Southland Conference Tournament. Game time is set Sunday for 1 p.m.