Ladyjacks Fall 1-0 In SLC Tournament Championship
Nov. 6, 2011
NATCHITOCHES, La. - One of the greatest seasons in Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks soccer history fell one game short of glory, as the Ladyjacks fell 1-0 to No. 2 Texas State Sunday afternoon at the Demon Soccer Complex.
The Ladyjacks (15-3-1) finished the season tied for the most victories ever in a single-season by an SFA team. "Give credit to Texas State today," SFA head coach Tony Amato said. "They were able to capitalize when they had to and sometimes one goal makes a difference. That's how soccer goes. Today still doesn't change the fact that we had one incredible season. The girls did everything we asked of them all season long it's just today didn't go in our favor."
Texas State broke the scoring drought in the 49th minute when SFA turned the ball over deep in their territory and Eric Michaud was able to break free and beat SFA goalkeeper Lacey Lee to put the Bobcats up 1-0. The goal was only Michaud's second of the season. The goal marked the first time the Ladyjacks were trailing since their 1-0 loss at Tulsa on Aug. 26 and was only the second goal allowed since beating TCU.
Raymond had a golden opportunity in the 62nd minute on a breakaway but her chip shot sailed wide left and hit the side of the net. The Ladyjacks last great chance came with 10 minutes remaining when Melissa Gaudet received a cross from Laura Sadler but her chip shot sailed wide off the side of the net.
SFA completely dominated the first half, outshooting the Bobcats 11-3 and 6-0 shots on goal. The Ladyjacks had a couple of scoring in the first 10 minutes, but a shot from Sadler went wide and Chelsea Raymond had a shot on goal stopped by Lauren Frazier. Raymond would get off another shot on goal with her left foot from almost 20 yards away in the 30th minute but Frazier made a diving stop to keep the game scoreless.
SFA outshot Texas State (15-5-1) 16-6 and 8-2 shots on goal and had more corners kicks (13-1).