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Furman Drops Soccer 3-0 in Tiger Invitational

Sept. 2, 2007

Final Stats

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss soccer team dropped its second match of LSU's Tiger Invitational, today, falling to Furman 3-0.

Thirteen minutes into the second half, Furman's Margaret Antonik struck from 18 yards at the top of the box to send the ball past senior Lady Eagle goalkeeper Anna Fiser and give the Lady Paladins the go-ahead goal.

"The first half was very tight," Head Coach Gail Macklin said. "We had some very good chances at the beginning of the second half, but we didn't take them. Overall, it was a great weekend against two very good teams. Even though we conceded goals, we played well and we look forward to the next game."

Furman struck again a minute later, this time Lucy Martin connected with Anna Betton, who shot from inside the 6-yard box, to extend the lead to 2-0.

With less than a minute left to play, Meagan Zusi received a pass from Olivia Dashiell and shot into an open net from inside the 6-yard box, finalizing the Lady Paladin's 3-0 win over Southern Miss.

Fiser played all 90 minutes in front of the net for the Lady Eagles, recording seven saves, while Furman's Briana da Mota notched two saves.

Southern Miss tallied four shots throughout the contest, one each from Daniela Picado, Sarah McFadden, Jackie Ryan and Amy Skeet, while the Lady Paladins recorded a game-high 22 shots, including 10 on goal.

"Overall, the score doesn't dictate how much hard work was put into the game, especially in the first half," junior defender Erin Hamrick said. "We came out firing in the second half but missed two opportunities."

The Lady Eagles return to action on Friday, Sept. 7, hosting Ole Miss in a 4 p.m. contest at the Southern Miss Soccer Complex.

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