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Sophomore Lexus VanPelt put up one of UALR's four shots on the night.
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UALR Soccer Drops Road Match at Ole Miss
UALR Sports Information
Release: 08/31/2012

OXFORD, Miss. - UALR (0-4-0) is still searching for its first win of the 2012 season after falling by an 8-0 final to Ole Miss (5-0-0) Friday night at Ole Miss Soccer Stadium. Mandy McCalla and Olivia Harrison each lit up the scoreboard twice to lead the Rebel offense.

Ole Miss outshot the Trojans 31-4 in the match, including 18-2 in shots on goal. Sophomores Ariel Galletti and Alyson Rohane put the two shots on target for UALR, while sophomore Lexus VanPelt and freshman Ashley Asuncion contributed the remaining two shots.

Freshman Shantel Wittke made her second career start on Friday, playing 60 minutes, making nine saves and allowing six scores. Junior Natalie Marsh came on in relief in the second half and picked up a save while allowing two goals over the final 30 minutes. The loss drops Wittke to 0-2-0 on the year.

Kelly McCormick started in goal for the Rebels and made one save in 45 minutes of action. Emily Wilbur and Brianna Supulski split time in the second half, with Supulski getting the start and playing 29 minutes before being relieved. Wilbur made one save in her 15 minutes of work.

Ole Miss scored its first goal just under seven minutes into the match, as Rafaelle Souza took a feed from Bethany Bunker and beat Wittke for her fifth goal of the season.

Following a seven-minute lull, McCalla was able to slip pass the Trojan defense for two scores in a four-minute span to increase the Ole Miss lead to three. The midfielder added the Rebels' second score of the match in the 15th minute, accepting a pass from Alix Hidal and lofting a shot over the head of Wittke to make it 2-0. McCalla's second score came shortly thereafter at the 18:25 mark, as she received a cross from Souza in the box and connected to give the Rebels a 3-0 lead less than 20 minutes in.  

Harrison added the Rebels' fourth goal of the half at the 31:41 mark. Harrison dribbled the ball into the middle of the box before beating Wittke with a shot that deflected off the freshman keeper's hands before finding the back of the net.

The Rebels connected on their fifth score just before the end of the half. After being pulled down inside the box, Sara Coleman served up a penalty kick that was initially saved by Wittke. However, the rebound bounced back to Coleman, who this time was able to put her shot past Wittke and give Ole Miss a 5-0 lead heading into halftime.

Ole Miss served up 23 shots total in the first half, 14 of which were on goal, compared to just one shot for the Trojans.

Jennifer Miller's score in the 53rd minute pushed the Ole Miss lead to six, while a score by Brooke Theobald (73:49) and Harrison's second of the night (74:50) put the Rebels on top 8-0.

UALR will next play at in-state foe UCA on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m.

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