LA Tech Notches 2-0 Win over UALR
Sept. 13, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - For the first time in the series the road team prevailed as Louisiana Tech notched two goals in the second period to come away with a 2-0 shutout win over UALR on Friday night at the UALR Recreation and Sports Complex.
Not only did freshman-heavy LA Tech (3-4-1) squad have to contend against a very physical and imposing team in UALR (3-4), but they had to do it away from home in what was their sixth straight road match.
"It was great to see our young team stand up to such a physical assault," head coach Kevin Sherry said. "I was very proud of the ladies. To win on the road is always special."
It has taken some time as Sherry thought it would, but the freshman strikers have started making huge impacts on the field and that was the case again tonight against the Trojans.
The first period was a see-saw of sorts as it went into halftime scoreless and almost dead even in shot attempts and shots on goal.
However, the signs pointed early on to Hannah Dauzat scoring a goal when she took a strike at the net just 36 seconds into the match.
The Cypress, Texas native peppered the opposing goalkeeper with shot after shot until the 74th minute when she took a long ball and on her sixth attempt got around a defender to net her second goal of the season.
Fellow freshman striker Kailee Hervey provided some insurance in the 86th minute after taking a long run up the right side and get around a one-on-one defender to also tally her second goal on the year.
"It took us about 20 minutes to figure out how to handle UALR's direct long ball strategy, but once we did we started to take control of the game," Sherry added. "Two great finishes by our freshman strikers."
Senior keeper Caitlin Updyke recorded four saves on the night for her program-leading 22nd shutout.
The Lady Techsters stay on the road, but only have to bus five miles down I-20 as they play at Grambling State on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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