Colorado College Escapes with 1-0 Victory over Southern Miss
The Golden Eagles now play their final regular season games all at home.
Oct. 14, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Jessie Ayers scored in the ninth minute and Colorado College (10-3-4, 5-2-1 C-USA) hung on for a 1-0 victory over Southern Miss (4-9-1, 1-6 C-USA) in Conference USA women's soccer action.
The Tigers opened the game with a pair of early shots before Ayers netted her seventh goal of the season on an assist by Brittney Lyman. Southern Miss pressured keeper Hanna Berglund into four saves on the day including a shot from Jordan Wagner in the 24th minute.
The Golden Eagles closed out the first half on a flurry of corner kick opportunities and shots on frame but Colorado College handled the pace and kept the shutout intact.
Southern Miss keeper Lindsey Schwaner tied her season-high for saves with eight on the day.
"Colorado College is a stellar opponent and they took their opportunity on the day and made the most of it," said coach Scott Ebke. "Good teams are going to do that. Coming on the road, especially this far away, is always tough, and I know the team is looking forward to finishing out the regular season now at home."
The Golden Eagles have their final four games of the regular season at home over the next two weekends.
Southern Miss entertains Marshall and East Carolina on Oct. 19 and 21 before hosting UCF and Houston on Oct. 26 and 28, respectively.