Southern Miss Falls at Marshall in Conference Action
The Golden Eagles head to Texas next weekend for a two-game slate in Houston.
Oct. 9, 2011
HUNTINGTON, W.V. - Freshman Conner McKie and junior Jordan Wagner ripped six shots and senior keeper Hannah Vanderboegh came up with 14 big saves but were unable to find victory as the Golden Eagles fell to Marshall, 2-0, on Sunday.
The Golden Eagles (3-9-3, 0-5-1 C-USA) had their first scoring opportunity in the 24th minute as a flurry of activity surrounding Danielle Beatty's corner kick came up empty. Wagner and sophomore striker Mische Tice both took attempts toward the frame but could not find net.
In the 28th minute, a Southern Miss foul inside the box resulted in a penalty kick that Angela DeSumma buried to give the Herd (3-8-3, 1-3-2 C-USA) a 1-0 lead.
Southern Miss held form through the end of the half but suffered a bit of an unlucky break when Marshall's Casey Walsh attempted a cross into the box. Walsh's cross sailed over the area and struck the inside of the back post resulting in a goal for the Herd.
The Golden Eagles rallied late but keeper Lindsey Kerns turned their attempts away to protect the shutout.
Southern Miss returns to the pitch on Friday, Oct. 14, when they travel to C-USA foe Houston. The squad will remain in Houston through that week, playing Rice on Sunday.