Oct. 19, 2007
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- -
Colorado College scored a goal in each half, defeating Southern Miss, 2-0, in soccer action Friday afternoon.
"Overall, I believed we fought hard against Colorado College and we never backed down," Southern Miss Coach Gail Macklin said. "It was a good team performance, but at the end of the day, Colorado College was good. You have to hand it to the other team, when they score a very good goal at the end."
Colorado College (7-4-2, 2-2-0) scored its first goal in the 30th minute when Sydney Fetter floated a free kick over the out-stretched hands of Southern Miss goalkeeper Anna Fiser into the back of the net from 35-yards away on the left side of the field.
Southern Miss (6-8-0, 2-3-0) had three shots in the first half, but only one shot on goal, when Sarah McFadden's header landed in the hands of Colorado College's goalie, Geneva Sills for her only save of the game.
"We are young, starting five freshmen," Macklin said. "We are fighting hard and we are nearly there. We were beaten by a good team."
The Tigers scored their final goal in the 62nd minute, when Fetter put a free kick over the heads of the Southern Miss defenders to Ericka Baer, who punched a pass to Emily Beans on the left side. Beans then beat her defender, putting the ball past the goalie on a sharply kicked ball from 10-yards out on the left side of the box.
Colorado College did not allow a shot on goal in the second half. Southern Miss' Fiser finished the match with seven saves.
Southern Miss returns to action on Sunday, when the Golden Eagles conclude their home portion of their schedule against UTEP. Match time is set for 12 p.m., a change from 1 p.m. The Golden Eagles will honor their five senior players, Erin Bunyard, Anna Fiser, Katie Hall, Megan Kolts and Jackie Ryan in a pre-game ceremony.