Ladyjacks Lose to McNeese State

Oct. 24, 2001

NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack soccer team fought hard against the McNeese State Cowgirls Wednesday but lost in overtime, 2-1.

The first goal of the match was scored by junior Anna Steed (McKinney, Texas) in the second half and was unassisted.

Sophomore Sophia Pantazis (Kingwood, Texas) led the team with six shots and freshman Kendra Cannon (Kilgore, Texas) and Steed followed with five shots each.

Senior Elizabeth Evatt (Plano, Texas) played the entire match and recorded three saves, but also allowed two goals, including the game-winner, in overtime.

SFA dominated the shot statistics, recording 26 shots to the Cowgirls seven. But the Ladyjacks, playing most of the second half a player down, came up short in the extra stanza as the Cowgirls' Ashley Viscariello netted the gamewinner at the 96-minute, four-second mark of overtime. The Ladyjacks are now 7-7-1 overall and 3-6-0 in the Southland Conference.

"It hurts when you lose one at home," said SFA head coach Lance Noble. "I thought that we had our chances but just came up a little short. Give McNeese State credit, they fought hard and took advantage of their opportunities in overtime. We are still very much in the playoff hunt. We still have home matches remaining against Northwestern State (Friday, 7 p.m.) and Louisiana-Monroe (Sunday, 2 p.m.) plus the match against Nicholls State has been rescheduled."

SFA will be back in action Friday at 7:00 p.m., against Northwestern State. The match will be held at Homer Bryce Stadium. Admission is free.


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