Posted Sep 2, 2005 21:47:56
Tech Rolls To 7-0 Soccer Win
Coach Jen Solieau's team climbed abover .500 for the first time ever.
It was a record-setting performance Friday night as Louisiana Tech took a 7-0 soccer win over Robert Morris College before a Joe Aillet Stadium crowd of 105.
Tech climbed above .500 for the first time ever and now stands at 2-1 while Robert Morris fell to 1-1-1.
The Lady Techsters poured in a team-record seven goals on a game-record 43 shots. Last year Tech totaled three goals on 65 shots for the entire season.
Tech goalkeeper Chrissy Haisler played the first half and picked up the win to mov to 2-1 on the season but wasn't tested as the Lady Techsters defense didn't allow Robert Morris a single shot on the night with Nicole Didier replacing Haisler in the second period.
"I was pleased with the way we finished and put the ball in the net," Tech coach Jen Soileau said of the win. "We struggled to do that with that the first couple of games, so I'm gld we finished tonight. I also thought the girls did a good job of finding each other's feet on the passes instead of going over the top all the time."
The Lady Techsters didn't waste any time taking control as freshman midfielder Kathleen McCullough scored an unassisted goal 1:55 into the contest and Tech moved to a 2-0 lead at the 19:52 mark as Amy Wolsted netted a shot off of Brook Kelly's assist.
Kodi Bethany scored her first of two goals on the night on a header off of Alex Reinhardt's corner kick at tge 28:36 mark and Hayley Smith helped pace the Techsters to a 4-0 halftime advantage on a goal at the 33:26 mark off of Sara Chovonec's assist.
Katherine Peters put the Techsters up 5-0 wih a goal off of Emily Cleaveland's corner kick at the 70:28 mark while Bethay scored her second goal with Cleaveland getting her second assist at the 79:15 mark.
Cleaveland completed her trifecta with Tech's last goal of the night off on assist from Caitlin Crawford at the 82:33 mark.
"I think it's very important to get these early wins," Soileau said. "When you look at our schedule, people might think there are some easy teams on there. But when you finish 0-10-2 the previous year and bring in 18 freshmen, you try to schedule to give yourselves a chance. As we win, we'll continue to build our confidence and will keep improving."
Tech looks to make it three straight wins on Sunday as the Techsters play host to Centenary College in a 1 p.m. matchup.