Aug 30, 2013
TROY, Ala. - The Louisiana Tech soccer team got off the scoring snide netting two second period goals to shutout Troy 2-0 on a hot Friday evening in the first match of the 2013 Trojan Classic tournament at the Jesse H. Colley Track/Soccer Complex.
"It was a very tough game," said head coach Kevin Sherry. "It was a hard fought battle in tremendous heat. We used our bench well and got through it with a win. The ladies gave everything today."
The first half saw little offense from either team with LA Tech (1-2-1) holding a 3-1 shot advantage. Freshman striker Kathryn Sloan continued her barrage on the net, producing two of Tech's three shots and the lone shot on goal of the half.
It was in Sloan's fourth attempt that she was able to net her first career goal and the team's first goal of the season, beating the Troy keeper on a one-on-one in the 65th minute to give the Lady Techsters a 1-0 advantage.
Troy (1-2-0) had a chance at the equalizer in the 76th minute when Cecilia Thorngren took a penalty kick but the shot went wide of the post.
LA Tech extended its lead to 2-0 when another freshman striker, Kailee Hervey, took a deflected shot and scored in front of an empty net in the 80th minute.
Troy mounted a late fury taking three shots with one hitting the crossbar, but none found the net to give Updyke and the Lady Techsters their first win of the season.
The squad next takes on South Alabama on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 12 p.m. in the second match of the Trojan Classic Tournament.
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