Beddow, Sloan Lead LA Tech Past the Ragin' Cajuns
Sep 6, 2013
"It was a great game with a great spirit," said head coach Kevin Sherry. "It was a very tough and physical game and we had to hold strong under some severe pressure. The ladies played really well but the outstanding performer of the game was Brittany Beddow. She was faultless."
Beddow got LA Tech (2-3-1) off on the right foot, or left foot in her case, as she knocked in an unassisted goal from outside the box in the 20th minute to give LA Tech a 1-0 lead. It was the first goal of the season for the sophomore midfielder.
About eight minutes later, freshman Kathryn Sloan went unassisted herself, dribbling the ball past UL-Lafayette's (1-3-2) backline and beating the keeper for a 2-0 advantage.
The Ragin' Cajuns were able to cut the lead in half though before halftime when Yazmin Montoya volleyed in a crossing pass from Tina Sanchez.
Sloan came up huge again in the 67th minute, but this time she needed some assistance from Taylor Dennis who delivered a pass to the striker who netted the diving header for her team-high third goal.
It all started with Beddow though on a corner kick that she played to Dennis at the top of the box.
UL-Lafayette would not go away quietly though, scoring in the 87th minute when Shelby Isley went hard into net after receiving the ball from Natalie Newman and slid the ball past Caitlin Updyke.
The LA Tech back line held firm the rest of the way though, notching its second win of the season.
The Lady Techsters held an 18-10 shot advantage with half of those shots being on goal.
The team well now travel west down I-10 to face another in-state foe in McNeese State on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Cowgirl Field.
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