- South Alabama (7-6-1, 2-3-0 SBC) picked up its second Sun Belt win of the
season with a 9-0 defeat of UALR (1-12-0, 0-5-0 SBC) Friday night at The Cage.
Linsey Snavely scored a hat trick for the Jaguars while Tatum Perry added two goals
to pace a USA offense that racked up 42 total shots on the night.
The Jaguars scored two goals in the first eight minutes
to jump out to an early lead, then tacked on two more scores late in the half
to build a 4-0 advantage before intermission. Four more goals within the first
ten minutes of the second period upped the lead to 8-0, while Natalie Parsons
scored the final USA goal of the night at the 74:24 mark.
UALR was outshot by a 42-12 count, including 28-7 in
shots on goal. Snavely and Perry led USA with five shots each, while both
Clarissa Hernandez and Alyssa Mayer contributed four apiece.
Queen and Ashley Barksdale led
UALR with three shots each. Sophomores Ariel
Galletti and Alyson Rohane each
chipped in two, and freshman Galya Cohen
and sophomore Lexus VanPelt got off
one shot apiece.
Barksdale and Galletti both put two shots on frame to
lead the Trojans.
Junior Natalie Marsh started in goal for the Trojans and surrendered three goals while
making three stops in 26:01 of work. Freshman Shantel Wittke came on and finished the game, allowing six goals and
making 10 saves.
Melissa Drish started the game for USA and made three
saves before Lauren Arnold came on in relief to start the second half. Arnold
made one stop over the final 45:00 to finalize the combined-shutout effort.
South Alabama led in corner kicks, 2-1, on the night. The
Jags also led in fouls, 7-3.
UALR will look to bounce back when they play at Troy on
Sunday. First kick is slated for 1 p.m.