Soccer squad heads to Arkansas State for matchup with the Lady Indians


Posted Sep 23, 2004 15:47:07
Soccer squad heads to Arkansas State for matchup with the Lady Indians

The Lady Techsters will hit the road to face the Arkansas State University Lady Indians and still in search of their first win in program history on Friday at 4 p.m. at the Indian Soccer Park.

After dropping their fourth match of the season, the Lady Techsters (0-4) look to bounce to the winning column against Arkansas State, and Tech's head coach Jen Soileau knows this is an opportunity for a win.

"This is a game we can win," Soileau said. "If we put in the same effort against Arkansas State as we did at Southeastern, we'll win. I was very proud of the way we played at Southeastern, and I hope we come out with that same intensity tomorrow."

The Lady Indians (2-6) have been shutout five times this season in their six losses, and their two wins came against Murray State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

If Tech's goalkeeper Jade Berbert has anything to say about it, the Lady Indians may be shut out again. Berbert has recorded 47 saves in four games for a .712 save percentage, including a season-high 20 saves at McNeese State University.

Offensively, the Lady Techsters have yet to score a goal, but LaShaundra Hildreth and Laura Williamson both have five shots on the season to lead the team.

Arkansas State is led offensively by Stephanie Ray and Shawna Sparks, both of whom have four goals recorded. Ray leads the team with 12 points, as she has four assists to accompany her four goals.

Brielan Smiechowski (0-4) will start between the posts for the Lady Indians with 21 saves and nine goals recorded for the season with a .700 save percentage.

After the Lady Techsters' contest with Arkansas State, they will travel to Centenary on Sept. 28 for a matchup against the Ladies at 7 p.m.