Women's Soccer Can't Complete Comeback Against Middle Tennessee
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Kierstin Bradley's goal late in the second half wasn't enough for the Southern Miss women's soccer team to force a tie against Middle Tennessee on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Raiders defeated the Golden Eagles 2-1.
Peyton DePriest started Sunday's game with a shot on goal but Kendell Mindnich, who got her second straight start in goal, was able to record her first save of the game. DePriest found the back of the Golden Eagles' net just six minutes later when her teammate played the ball behind the defense and was able to beat Mindnich on a one on one situation. DePriest is now tied for first for the most goals by a freshman (13) in Division 1 in the NCAA.
The Golden Eagles would continue to put pressure on the Blue Raiders defense but couldn't convert on frame.Miah Zuazua led the team with six shots, three on target.
The Blue Raiders extended its lead in the 25th minute when another pass behind the defenders freed Taylor Hatch to score her fourth goal of the season. The Blue Raiders took the 2-0 lead into halftime.
The Golden Eagles came out strong in the second half recording nine shots. Kierstin Bradley was finally able to put one behind Sydney Chalcraft for her fourth goal of the season in the 85th minute. Chalcraft ended the game with eight saves.
Zuazua's shot in the last minute of the game nearly equalized the game but wouldn't be enough to force overtime. The Golden Eagles fall to 6-8-3 on the season and will play its last conference game of the season on Friday, Oct. 27 at LA Tech.