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Penalty Kick Goal Lifts Southern Miss over Marshall for First C-USA Win of Season

Oct. 7, 2007

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Sarah McFadden scored the lone goal of the match in the 25th minute on a penalty kick to lead Southern Miss to a 1-0 Conference USA women' soccer victory over Marshall here Sunday afternoon at the Southern Miss Soccer Complex.

Southern Miss (5-6-0 overall, 1-1-0 C-USA) snapped an 11-match C-USA losing streak, dating back to a 1-1 double-overtime tie against Houston in 2005. The victory also was the first in a league match in 16 tries.

"I think the shots tell it all, as we really dominated the game," said Southern Miss coach Gail Macklin. "They never really looked like they were going to score. We should not have been content on how many goals we scored. That is something we are going to work on this week heading into a big weekend against SMU, which is picked to win the conference again, and another good team in Tulsa. So, we will have our work cut out for us."

The Lady Eagles outshot the visitors 19-11 and 10-5 with shots on goal. Southern Miss goalkeeper Anna Fiser tallied five saves on the afternoon.

McFadden, who had eight of the Lady Eagles shots in the match, scored her fourth goal of the campaign. Megan Kolts added four shots and Jana Mason three for the home squad.

Marshall (3-8-0, 0-2-0) got three shots from Ali Lizotte and two from Missy Gordon of the bench as Liz Orton notched nine saves for the Herd.

The Lady Eagles return to action, Friday, when they travel to Dallas to take on SMU in a 7 p.m., match

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