Taylor Sets Record for Saves in Double Overtime Shutout
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss soccer notched a 0-0 double overtime draw against Louisiana Tech on Saturday afternoon at the Southern Miss Soccer Complex. Although Senior Day, sophomore Brittany Taylor stole the show recording a school-record 21 saves en route to her third shutout of the season.
The previous school record for saves was 16 set on two different occasions. Most recently, Hannah Vanderboegh notched 16 stops at Colorado College on Oct. 17, 2010. Taylor fell just one stop shy of tying the Conference USA record for saves.
Defensively, the Golden Eagles recorded 23 saves on the day, led by Taylor's 21 stops. The team also had a pair of team saves to help preserve the shutout. Louisiana Tech tallied 34 shots on the day, including 23 shots on goal. The Golden Eagles' defense was able to thwart any goal on the heels of Taylor's record-breaking day.
The Golden Eagles recorded six stops in the first half and followed that half with eight saves in the second stanza. In the first overtime period, Taylor and the defense stopped eight shots on goal and posted a save in the second overtime to complete the shutout.
Conversely, the Black and Gold notched 13 shots, including nine shots on goal. The Lady Techster's goalie Kylee Seto played equal to Taylor, notching nine saves for her own shutout.
Senior Ashley Johnson led the way offensively with seven shots, including a team-best three shots on goal. Six other Golden Eagles recorded shots on the day with each addition shot being on goal. Breann Hedin, Brooke Hendrix, Missy Wentz, Somer Jones, Anya Koren and Beth Coleman each recorded a shot on the day.