Sept. 2, 2012
TROY, Ala. - Jacksonville State's Kelsey Bright knocked in a goal just minutes before a storm hit, forcing the match to be called and giving Louisiana Tech its first loss of the season by the score of 1-0.
With this win, the Trojan Classic tournament champion Gamecocks extended their winning streak to five and a 5-1 overall record while the Techsters return home from a four-game road stretch with a 4-1-1 record.
The starting lineup looked much the same for LA Tech, except for in goal where freshman Corina Brown from New Zealand got her first start in place of Caitlin Updyke. Brown was tested early and often by the physical Jacksonville State roster that pressured Tech in their half of the field throughout the match.
"The team gave everything but they looked tired - a typical Sunday game," said head coach Kevin Sherry. "Jacksonville State was the better team and were just too powerful for us."
Brown had seven saves and fended off Jacksonville State's dynamic forward Bright who had seven shots of her own this afternoon, five of those being on goal and one being the game winner off a set play in the 82 minute.
The Techsters could only muster four shots, three coming from midfielder Paige Dunn.
"We have the talent, but it will take a few more weeks to build up the fitness levels of the freshmen before we see our true potential," said Sherry.
Tech returns to action this Friday against UALR at 4 p.m. at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
Trojan Classic All-Tournament team
Katelyn Geddings, Jacksonville State Jackie Rush, Jacksonville State Kelsey Bright, Jacksonville State Chelsey Williams, Troy Payton Donley, Troy Paige McMillon, Troy Mo Rockwell, Louisiana Tech Lindsay Brough, Louisiana Tech Mette Rudolfsen, Louisiana Tech Amber Grose, Stetson Alyssa Welsh, Stetson