Soccer Eagles Fall in Conference Home Opener to Colorado College
The squad returns to the pitch on Sunday to take on UTEP in the Pink Out Game.
Sept. 30, 2011
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - In their conference home opener, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-6-3, 0-2-1 C-USA) fell to Colorado College 3-0 on Friday at the Southern Miss Soccer Complex.
The Tigers (5-4-2, 3-0-0 C-USA) got on top in the fourth minute when Kaeli Vandersluis received a chip inside the six-yard box from Madison Whitehead and buried it off the back of her foot into the bottom left corner.
Jessie Ayers put the Tigers up 2-0 in the 53rd minute when she found herself on the receiving end of a shot that deflected off the post. Ayers settled the ball and returned it to the back of the net.
In the 83rd minute, Jaclyn Silsby received a cross into the area from Hannah Peterson and put it over a leaping Hannah Vanderboegh into the upper left corner by way of a header.
"The little things made all the difference in today's game," said coach Scott Ebke. "There were multiple opportunities to make something happen and small mistakes here and there prevented us from getting anything going."
The Golden Eagles return to action on Sunday for their annual "Pink Out" game when they will don special edition pink jerseys that will be auctioned off for charity with all proceeds going towards breast cancer research.
"We have to have a better effort on Sunday," added Ebke. "We're playing for a great cause and our performance needs to reflect that."
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at the Southern Miss Soccer Complex.