Roy-Ouellet Scores Twice in 3-1 Win
Sept. 15, 2017
RUSTON – In the final non-conference match of the season, the Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team scored three unanswered goals, two by Mylene Roy-Ouellet, in the second half to down LSU-Alexandria by a final score of 3-1 on Friday night at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
LSUA (3-2-1) held a 1-0 advantage at intermission, but LA Tech (7-1-2) sent in the majority of its regular starters for the second period which ultimately resulted in an equalizer seven minutes in.
The go-ahead goal came from senior Olivia Millington. Later on, Roy-Ouellet added an insurance goal to seal the Lady Techsters seventh win of the year.
“The oldest soccer cliché in the book is ‘it was a game of two halves’ and tonight certainly was that,” head coach Kevin Sherry said. “The first half was used as an opportunity for players who have not had a lot of game time to show their worth. Sadly, we went into halftime down 1-0.
“We had wholesale changes for the second half and the difference was night and day. It was a great second half which really entertained the crowd and got us the win.”
LA Tech had its chances in the first period. Freshman Elizabeth Doll, arguably the team’s best player in the air, had two header shots off free kicks that went high. Fellow freshman Amber Posthauer also had an opportunity in the box, receiving a pass 12 yards out but her booming shot sailed high.
LSUA took advantage and struck in the 37th minute. A long ball from midfield by Brandi Ferguson went to Linea Harada who split the center backs. She then beat the keeper low on a 1v1 to give the Generals the lead.
Mass substitutions (eight new players) took place to start the second half. The starters came out firing too. Senior Nomvula Kgoale had a couple of early shots, including a header that was beautifully saved by the diving keeper to her right.
The equalizer came though in the 53rd minute when senior Monica Gebler dribbled it up the right wing and crossed it into the 18. Kgoale received it, flicking it forward to Roy-Ouellet who scored inside the right post.
The game-winner followed two minutes later. Millington was on the left flank and hit a crossing shot with her left foot which was perfectly placed to the far post. It went off the keeper’s fingers and into the net. It marked the second straight game with a goal for the defender.
Roy-Ouellet would strike again in the 82nd minute. After a scramble in the box, the striker delivered her shot from 15 yards out. It went off the top of the foot of a General defender and ballooned over the keeper for the goal.
She now has a team-leading seven goals and 19 for her career which is tied for the sixth most in program history. Gebler was credited with an assist on Roy-Ouellet’s first goal of the night, giving her a team-high five this season.
Junior Courtney Tompkins was one of the eight players to start the second half and got credited with the win, her fourth this season.
LA Tech held a 20-4 shot advantage, only allowing one shot attempt by LSUA in the last 45 minutes. The Lady Techsters also took nine corner kicks.
They return to action on Sunday, Sept. 17, hosting UTSA in the Conference USA opener. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
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