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Lady Eagle Soccer Team Wraps Up Non-conference Slate with Shutout Win Over Southeastern Louisiana

Senior Megan Kolts

Senior Megan Kolts

Sept. 30, 2007

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- - The Southern Miss women's soccer team recorded its first shutout of the season, posting a 1-0 win over non-conference opponent Southeastern Louisiana Sunday afternoon at the Southern Miss Soccer Complex.

Senior Megan Kolts provided the Golden Eagles (4-5-0) with their only goal of the day, when she scored off a penalty kick in the 29th minute of the first half.

"I am delighted with the win, especially the shutout," head coach Gail Macklin said. "We have to give credit to our defense. We were able to keep it extended and keep everything in front, which made things easier.

Southeastern (5-2-2) finished the first half, outshooting the Eagles, 7-to-4.

"We didn't take advantage of our chances to extend our lead, but at least we are creating chances," Macklin said. "In conference, we have to take advantage of those chances and we can't concede any goals."

Both teams provided solid defense in the second half. SLU's Holly Moran had four saves in the second half.

"We played well today," said Kolts. "We came out strong in the first and second halves. We didn't have a let down. We had solid clearing and came out with a win."

Southern Miss returns to action next weekend, when the Lady Eagles open Conference USA play, beginning with East Carolina on Friday at 4 p.m., and Marshall on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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