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    Soccer Coach Lance Noble Ranked In NCAA Statistics.
    Lance Noble ninth in nation for NCAA's DI winningest active women's coach.
    Lance Noble ninth in nation for NCAA's DI winningest active women's coach.

    Sept. 19, 2000

    Southland Weekly Soccer - Sept. 19, 2000

    SLU Goes Undefeated in League Play, SWT Still in First Although Southeastern Louisiana is 2-0 in Conference, Southwest Texas stays in first place on points with nine. SLU knocked off McNeese State, 3-0, in its league opener on Friday. Then Sunday, Wanda Regan led the Lady Lions to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over SWT, ending the Bobcats' five-game winning streak. Regan struck first on a header from a Becca Weingartner indirect kick at 73:42. Regan widened to lead to 2-0 when she sent a blast past goalkeeper Kristen Tutt at 78:07. SLU's goalkeeper Nicole Helmig was denied the shutout when Candice Kocian scored at 85:01 from eight yards out. Weingartner was crucial to SLU's successful weekend, playing a part in all five goals. She earned six points, moving her into a first-place tie with Ashley Strine on SLU's all-time points list with 61. Helmig's shutout against McN added to her freshman school record of three.

    SWT unleashed an offensive barrage in a 6-1 thrashing of Nicholls State, setting a school record for most goals scored in a game.

    McNeese State defeated Nicholls State, 1-0, earlier in the week before losing to SLU on the road. It rebounded with a marathon win over ULM in double OT. Allison Arnold's game-winning goal came at the 110:00 mark when her shot went over Jennifer Doran's head. Keeper Sara Hand played in 150 shutout minutes for the Cowgirls, collecting 13 saves on 23 shots.

    Britiany Cargill is two goals shy of her school record for most goals in a season (13) after she slotted home two goals against Centenary, her fourth multi-goal game this year. She leads the team in goals and points. The Demons are 2-0 at home, but have fallen 0-4 in away contests. They are riding a five-game home winning streak and haven't lost at home since Sept. 27, 1999. Outscoring their opponents at home, 10-2, the Demons will be tested Tuesday by Stephen F. Austin.

    Louisiana-Monroe likes to play extra stanzas. The Lady Indians have stretched three games into overtime this season and are 1-2 in OT.

    Stephen F. Austin competed in a pair of non-conference matches last week. The Ladyjacks put their best defense forward against regionally ranked North Texas. Weakened by injuries, SFA lost, 4-0, in a game that could have been much worse. Third-string keeper Lotta Westerberg made 11 saves. With starter Elizabeth Evatt back in goal with stitches from a lacerated nose, SFA earned its first win of the season, 2-0, at Arkansas-Little Rock. Evatt made six saves in the shutout victory. Both goals came late in the game from Angela Rocco and Anna Steed.

    STAT OF NOTE: In the past three years, Northwestern State has outscored opponents at home by a combined 59-19 and is 11-6-1 in that time.

    ON THE LIST: SFA's first-year head coach Lance Noble is No. 9 on the NCAA's list of DI winningest active women's coaches who have coached at least five years at a four-year college, but less than five years in Division I. Coming into the 2000 season, Noble has a .712 winning percentage (56-20-9) in five years at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.

    Offensive Player of the Week Wanda Regan * sophomore * forward * Southeastern Louisiana Wanda Regan from Klein, Texas, broke out of her scoring slump at the perfect time to record two goals and an assist for five points last weekend. Regan led SLU to two Southland wins by scoring both goals in a 2-1 victory over Southwest Texas, ending the Bobcats' five-game winning streak. She added an assist against McNeese State.

    Also nominated: Allison Arnold, McN, Britiany Cargill, NWLa., Angela Rocco, SFA

    Previous winners: Cory Cochrane, SLU, Britiany Cargill, NWLa., Maggie Brooks, SWT

    Defensive Player of the Week Sara Hand * freshman * goalkeeper * McNeese State Sara Hand from League City, Texas, played 150 shutout minutes in victories over Nicholls State and Louisiana-Monroe. The 1-0 decision over ULM came in double overtime with Hand facing 17 shots and making 12 saves. Her goals against average dropped to 1.17 on the year.

    Also nominated: Nicole Helmig, SLU, Tiffany Swingler, NWLa., Elizabeth Evatt, SFA

    Previous winners: Nicole Helmig, SLU (two weeks), Kristen Tutt, SWT -SLC-