- Cassandra Briscoe scored two goals, including one of Northwestern State's
three second-half scores, to lead the Lady Demons (3-4-0) to a 4-0 win over
UALR (1-7-0) at the Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex Friday night. Northwestern
State outshot UALR 22-11, including 11-4 in shots on goal in sloppy conditions
due to heavy rain throughout the match.
Briscoe led the Lady Demons in shots (5) and shots on
goal (4). Theresa Halle and Yanci Johnson each added three shots on the night,
while Jackie Strug chipped in two. Johnson finished the night with one goal and
one assist. Strug scored the Lady Demons' final goal of the night.
Holloway and Ariel Galletti and
junior Ashley Barksdale led the
Trojans with two shots each. Holloway, along with three others, added one shot
Marsh made her third start of the season and gave up two goals while making
six stops. Marsh, who was leading the Sun Belt in saves entering the match,
played 53:30 before being relieved by freshman Shantel Wittke. Wittke allowed two scores while making one save
over the final 36:30.
Brooke Bourbonais made four stops while playing all 90
minutes to earn the shutout for Northwestern State.
Briscoe got the offense started for the Lady Demons,
scoring the only goal of the first half at the 28:13 mark off a feed from Johnson
to give Northwestern State a 1-0 lead.
The Lady Demons added their second score shortly after
halftime. After Marsh misplayed a ball in the box, Johnson swooped in to finish
the play and make it 2-0 in favor of the Demons. Briscoe scored unassisted for
her second goal of the game in the 55th minute, and Strug capped the
scoring for the night by connecting on a penalty kick in the 88th
UALR led in corner kicks, 6-1, while Northwestern State
was whistled seven times compared to four for the Trojans.
UALR is back in action next weekend when they travel to
Middle Tennessee and WKU for a pair of road matches. The Trojans begin the trip
by playing the Blue Raiders at Dean A. Hayes stadium on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.