Updated Sep 9, 2005 21:02:05
Soccer Wins Fourth-Straight Match With 8-0 Win Over Belhaven
The Lady Techster soccer team won its fourth-straight match with an 8-0 victory over Belhaven College Friday night.
It was another two-goal performance for freshman forwards Emily Cleaveland and Kodi Bethay, while freshman midfielder Brook Kelly also scored two goals in the match.
Freshman midfielder Kat Peters and senior midfielder Julie Hadzic scored the other two goals.
It didn't take the Lady Techsters long to get on the scoreboard, as Tech scored its first goal less than a minute in the contest. The Lady Techsters held a 3-0 halftime lead, before putting the pedal to the medal in the second half and storming to the 8-0 final margin.
The shutout marked Tech's fourth consecutive, but the Lady Techsters had a different face between the posts tonight, as freshman goalkeeper Nicole Didier made her first appearance for the season.
Didier recorded three saves and a shutout in her first collegiate match, including a one-on-one save, and Tech head coach Jen Soileau noted Didier's improvement.
"Nicole played really well tonight," Soileau said. "She had some good saves, and I'm very happy with the way she played as well as her progess."
Cleaveland, who was the Western Athletic Conference's Offensive Player of the Week last week, and Bethay both bumped their season totals to four goals, and Soileau said she is happy with their play also.
"Emily is very aggressive and very good with the ball," Soileau said. "When she has an opportunity, she puts the ball away, and that's a big plus. When we start playing tougher teams, we're not going to get 25 shots a game. We might get five shots on goal, and we'll have to finish. I can't wait to see what she's going to do over the next four years. Kodi is also very fast and aggressive. She's improved on her ability to finish near the goal, which we'll continue to need from her."
The Lady Techsters' next match will be at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. at Joe Aillet Stadium.