Soccer Blanks Southern, 4-0
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The Southern Miss women's soccer team bounced back from last week's first loss with a convincing 4-0 win over Southern Friday evening in Baton Rouge.
Sophomore Karen Torres scored the lone goal of the first half in the 38th minute. It was Torres' first goal of the season and the Golden Eagles' first goal in the first half of a game this year. The goal was assisted by Bri Schubeck and Kay Kay Hypolite.
The goal from Torres gave the Golden Eagles (2-1-2) a needed boost of energy. The team continued to pressure the Jaguars' backline and got four more shots before the end of the half.
In the second half, Southern Miss had complete control of the match. The team earned 18 shots against Southern, forcing goalkeeper Kendra Lewis to make eight saves.
In the 58th minute, freshman Stephanie Garcia got her first career goal. Garcia leads Southern Miss in shots this season with an impressive 21. The assist again came from Hedin, who along with Hypolite now leads the Golden Eagles in assists this season with two each.
Somer Jones scored the final goal in 78th minute. Jones took a penalty kick for the Golden Eagles, which was initially saved by Jaguar keeper Lewis. Jones got the rebound and was able to put it in the back of the net for her second goal of the season. With this goal, Jones joins Aisa Ribbens as the team's leading scorers.
Junior goalkeeper Brittany Taylor recorded two saves for the Golden Eagles. For the second game in a row, freshman Brittany Snyder played between the pipes in the second half. Snyder recorded her first two career saves.
The Golden Eagles are on the road again Sunday, when they take on Mississippi State at 6:00 p.m.