Aug 27, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. - The Louisiana Tech soccer team came up empty on 17 shot attempts ending Tuesday evening in a 0-0 draw with Jackson State at the JSU Soccer Field.
LA Tech (0-2-1) used multiple formation and roster changes to generate more scoring opportunities but the finishing struggles in the box continued for the third straight match.
"We had chances again and again," said head coach Kevin Sherry. "We tried different people with different systems. We created opportunities, we did everything right, but we just couldn't finish. In soccer, it's that simple. You need to finish your chances when they arrive."
Freshman forward Kathryn Sloan was the most dangerous offensive player on the field producing a game-high six shots with two being on goal.
In the first period, her best chance came when she got on the end of a long ball and with one-touch beat the advancing keeper but put her shot wide of the open net.
In the second period, a good pass from Laura LeFevour found Sloan in the 73rd minute in the middle of the penalty area in front of the goal. Her first attempt was blocked by a defender and her follow-up attempt sailed over the crossbar.
Three minutes later, forward Kailee Hervey showed great control to receive and turn her defender before dribbling into the box, but unfortunately her shot sailed high as well.
The match ended up in overtime where there were chances for both LA Tech and Jackson State (0-2-1) but neither team was able to capitalize.
LA Tech stays on the road as they travel to Troy, Ala. for the Trojan Classic where they will face host team Troy on Friday, Aug. 30 followed by South Alabama on Sept. 1.
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