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Freshman Galya Cohen had one shot on goal in Sunday's loss.
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UALR Falls at WKU to Stay Winless in Sun Belt Play
UALR Sports Information
Release: 09/23/2012

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The UALR soccer team (1-9-0, 0-2-0 SBC) was unable to pick up its first Sun Belt win of the season on Sunday, falling to WKU (7-3-0, 2-0-0 SBC) by a 5-0 final score at WKU Soccer Field. Nicholette Sartori and Lauren Moats each lit up the scoreboard twice for the Lady Tops.

Moats and Amanda Buechel led WKU's offensive attack with six shots each, while Sartori and Allie Auscherman each finished the afternoon with five shots. Buechel also contributed a goal and an assist for a three-point match.

WKU outshot UALR 36-3, including 13-1 in shots on goal. Freshman Galya Cohen put UALR's lone shot on frame. Sophomores Alyson Rohane and Ariel Galletti contributed one shot each.

Junior Natalie Marsh started at goalkeeper for UALR. Marsh played the entire first half and gave up two goals while making three saves. Freshman Shantel Wittke came on for the second half and made four saves while surrendering three scores.

The Lady Tops' Nikki Hall played the entire 90 minutes and made one stop to earn the shoutout.

Sartori scored WKU's first goal at the 6:44 mark, accepting a cross from Buechel and finishing from 10 yards out to make a it a 1-0 contest. Buechel added a goal of her own later in the half, beating Marsh off a feed from Chrissy Tchoula in the 27th minute to give the Lady Tops a 2-0 lead at the half.

WKU went up 3-0 on Sartori's second goal at the 61:19 mark, then made it 4-0 when Moats connected on a header in the 72nd minute. Moats added her second and WKU's fifth goal of the match at the 81:41 mark, controlling a deflected shot and beating Wittke to cap the Lady Tops' five-goal night.

WKU led 4-2 in corner kicks for the match, while UALR committed four fouls to the Lady Tops' three.

UALR will look to rebound when it hosts a couple of Sun Belt foes at the Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex next weekend. Louisiana-Lafayette comes to town Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., while ULM will face the Trojans Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m.

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