Women's Soccer Drop First Match in 2017 Season
OXFORD, Miss. – The Southern Miss women’s soccer team played a woman down for 86 minutes in Sunday’s 8-0 loss to Ole Miss.
Golden Eagles suffered a huge loss early in the game when senior goalkeeper Kelly Brahmbhatt was ejected from the match in the 4th minute of the game after fouling the Rebels forward on a scoring opportunity. Today’s red card was the first red card this season for the Golden Eagles.
After the red card, Kendell Mindnich was forced to face CeCe Kizer’s penalty kick. Despite guessing the right side, Kizer was able to sneak the ball just under Mindnich to her right.
The Rebels took the early 1-0 lead in the 4th and added their second 11 minutes later. Rebels would add one more just four minutes later after getting behind the defense and left an open net for Channing Foster to score her fifth of the season.
Rebels continued to use their extra player to attack the Golden Eagles defense and scored four minutes into the second half. The Rebels were rewarded another penalty kick in the 55th minute after Lyndsey Lee fouled the forward inside the box. Mindnich guessed the right way for the second time but Martin drilled it just over her hands.
The Rebels sixth goal of the game came off a deflection from Caitlin Pierce that just barely rolled over the line to add to the Rebels lead. Rebels added two more goals in the 79th and the 89th minute.
Sunday’s 8-0 victory was the third 8-0 win for the Rebels this season.
The extra player benefitted the Rebels on offense after outshooting the Golden Eagles 33-4.
The Golden Eagles are now 4-1 this season. The team will travel to Houston, Texas to face Houston for the first time in program history. The Golden Eagles will stay in Houston to face Texas Southern on Sunday.