Zuri Prince and the Ladyjacks defeated Oral Roberts, 2-1 on Nov. 2 to set a single-season record with 16 wins.
July 1, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Now that the school year is over, and before we begin the 2013-14 academic year, SFA athletics wanted to take a look back at the Top 25 Moments from the 2012-13 season.
En route to their third Southland Conference Tournament title in school history, the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks (17-4) began their trip in Lake Charles with a monumental 2-1 victory over Oral Roberts on Nov. 2, 2012 in the semifinals for their 16th victory of the season.
With the victory, the Ladyjacks surpassed the previous single-season record of 15 wins set by the 2011 and 2003 squads.
SFA took an early 1-0 lead in the 11th minute when sophomore forward Zuri Prince Zuri led Chelsea Raymond with an open field pass and the sophomore forward was able to beat ORU goalkeeper Helen Erb to the ball and chip in a shot from 15 yards away. The goal was Raymond's team-leading 12th of the season and Prince's fourth assist.
The Ladyjacks increased their lead to 2-0 in the 36th minute when senior midfielder Kylie Louw was able to get free in the ORU box before dishing out her 13th assist of the season to senior forward Laura Sadler, who was easily able to beat ORU backup goalkeeper Maddie Rhodes to her right.
Sadler, who had been named the SLC Offensive Player of the Week the previous two occasions, scored her fifth goal in her last three contests.
The Golden Eagles responded with a goal of their own in the 51st minute when ORU senior defender Lauren Parks was able to sneak one past SFA goalkeeper Lacey Lee on a deflected ball in front of the net, cutting the SFA lead to 2-1.
However, the Ladyjacks defense shut the door over the final 39 minutes to move on to the title game. SFA outshot ORU 16-4 and 7-2 SOG.
The Ladyjacks would go on to defeat Lamar, 2-1 in the SLC title game and advanced to the NCAA Tournament where they nearly pulled off an upset of No. 15 Texas A&M but fell, 1-0.
Keep checking back with sfajacks.com for more SFA Top 25 Moments.
No. 17 - Track and field sends program record nine athletes to NCAA Championship meets
No. 18 - Lumberjack baseball plays under lights for first time since 1995, Greening K's 17
No. 19 - Men's hoops holds McNeese St. to nine first-half points
No. 20 - Ladyjacks win critical double-overtime battle at Southeastern Louisiana
No. 21 - Bowling Finishes Season Ranked No. 9 In The Nation
No. 22 - Volleyball Takes Down Indiana For First-Ever Big 10 Victory
No. 23 - Ladyjack Golf Fires Record Round At Onion Creek
No. 24 - Softball Defeats Nationally Ranked North Carolina
No. 25 - Ladyjack Tennis Rallies To Beat Nationally Ranked Foe