Women’s soccer strong offense downs LCU 3-1

The women’s soccer team used a strong second half to defeat Louisiana Christian University (LCU) 3-1 on Saturday. The Saints improve to 4-2-4 overall and 2-0-2 in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). The Wildcats drop to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in conference.

The Saints were 0-2 against the Wildcats prior to the match.

The Saints outshot the Wildcats in the first half but ended up allowing a goal at the 22nd minute. Aubrey Joslin tallied a goal to help give LCU the advantage. The Saints forced the Wildcats to make five saves in the first frame. OLLU came out strong in the second half following a 1-0 halftime deficit. They put pressure on the Wildcats for most of the half and were rewarded. Riley Perez scored with an assist from Irania Acosta in the 77th minute to tie the match. Kaitlyn Olivas sent a ball over the goalkeeper’s head less than one minute later to give the Saints the upper hand. Olivas tallied another goal just five minutes later with a feed from Madison Herrera. The Saints won 3-1 to remain undefeated in conference play. Tess Pitcher totaled four saves in net for the Saints.

Scoring overview
22′ – LCU – Aubrey Joslin

77′ – OLLU – Riley Perez (assisted by Irania Acosta)

78′ – OLLU – Kaitlyn Olivas

84′ – OLLU – Kaitlyn Olivas (assisted by Madison Herrera)

Inside the box score
Olivas led the Saints with four shots on goal. Laura Magleau and Lindsey Jacobs had two shots on goal each for the Wildcats.

Overall, the Saints tallied 12 shots, with 11 on goal. LCU marked eight shots with five on goal.

OLLU recorded three corner kicks and the Wildcats took two.

What’s next
The Saints head west to face University of the Southwest on Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. Central Time.