LA Tech and Troy End in 1-1 Tie
Sept. 8, 2017
RUSTON – The Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team was holding on to a one-goal advantage for the majority of the match, but Troy was able to equalize late in the second period to force it into overtime where it ended in a 1-1 tie on Friday night at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
LA Tech (4-1-2) scored in the 38th minute. From there, the Lady Techsters held most of the possession and was holding steady on the back line. However, Troy (2-4-2) found a second gear late and ultimately found the back of the net off a free kick in the 87th minute.
The Lady Techsters had four shots in overtime, including three in the second 10-minute frame, but was unable to get the golden goal.
“We created a lot of chances during the game, breakaways, 2v1s, 1v1,” head coach Kevin Sherry said. “We just didn’t have the composure and the ability to finish. We were working hard but there is another level up. If we want to get something out of our future opponents, we have to commit to working even harder.”
Neither team was generating scoring opportunities early in the match. Each team had only one shot, neither on goal, through half of the first period.
LA Tech was able to strike though on its second shot of the night. Jaelyn Peeples played the ball to a charging Monica Gebler. She then delivered a perfect cross into the six where Jenna Dages connected on a header goal. It was the striker’s third goal of the season.
Troy could not muster any more shots, that was until about 15 minutes left in the match when they were on the offensive with multiple attempts at the equalizer.
In the 87th minute, Gebler won a 50/50 ball on a slide but the head referee whistled her for a foul along the left flank. The Trojans Edlund Kiersten took it and was able to beat the keeper low to the near post.
LA Tech had one more chance to win the match in regulation as Haley Laque came forward and flicked a volley that clipped off a Trojan defenders shoulder and then clipped off the top of the crossbar.
Multiple chances came in overtime as well on breakaways. One of the breakaways was by Mylene Roy-Ouellet who had a sliding shot from close range go just outside the near post in the second OT.
LA Tech held an 11-9 shot advantage in the match and a 5-2 edge on corner kicks. Dages led the way with three shots, two coming on goal.
LA Tech continues its home weekend with a matchup against Jacksonville State on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
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