Updated Oct 23, 2006 08:32:07
Lady Techsters Shutout by Nevada
RUSTON, La. – The Lady Techster soccer team lost its final home game this season by the largest margin of the season Sunday afternoon. Tech fell to Nevada 7-0 at Joe Aillet Stadium in an emotional match.
In the 19th minute, Nevada struck first on a goal by Karen Zmirak on a controversial call. Zmirak was called offside by the side judge on the right side of the field, but the head referee over-ruled the call. The ruling was a Tech defender played the ball back to goal keeper Jill Medigovich; therefore, cancelling the offsides call since the pass was not made by a Nevada player to Zmirak.
Zmirak scored against in the 39th minute with an assist by Blaine Dugan.
The Wolfpack (9-4-3, 2-2-1 WAC) continued to pour it on the Lady Techsters (4-9-2, 0-5-0) in the second half. Nevada controlled the ball much of the game and out shot the Lady Techsters 36-9.
Samantha Miller added two goals with quick strikes in the 65th and 68th minutes. Miranda Montejo scored four minutes later to go up 5-0 over Tech with less than 20 minutes to play.
Kristin Anderson scored in the 82nd minute with an assist by Kenishia Warren. Warren broke by a Tech defender on the right side and flicked a centering pass over the rest of Tech’s defense that caught Anderson in stride for a one-on-one goal against Nicole Didier. Zmirak had an assist in the final minute for a goal by Jessica Thompson to close the game 7-0.
Tech had scoring chances but could not make anything out of its three shots on goal. Ryan Haney had the ball in traffic in the box 10 yards out but could not get a good foot on the ball. She also had a shot roll just left of the goal as time expired.
The Lady Techsters are still looking for their first conference win and are still in the hunt for the conference tournament. The team travels to Idaho and Boise State next weekend, and could qualify for the tournament with two wins.