Aug. 26, 2012
HAMMOND, La. - Sophomore Casey Adkins got a second chance on a header that hit the post and buried it into the back of the net the next time around to give Southern Miss (1-1-1) a 1-0 victory over Southeastern Louisiana (1-2) on Sunday.
Adkins' goal came just two minutes into the match and the Golden Eagles held steady for the final 88 minutes to secure their first shutout of the season.
"Coming into this match, our main focus was getting 90 minutes of full effort," said coach Scott Ebke. "Our previous two matches, we played one good half and that was something we had to correct."
The Lady Lions were not without their own chances, but a banner day from junior keeper Lindsey Schwaner kept the home squad off the board with three saves.
"[Schwaner] had some high level saves today," added Ebke. "There were numerous times where she went up to snag a ball that was very difficult and I'm happy our team was able to get her the shutout today on the road against a quality opponent."
With the victory, the Golden Eagles moved to 7-0-1 all-time against Southeastern. Southern Miss outshot the Lady Lions 11-4 including four on frame.
Southern Miss is scheduled to host their home opening tournament beginning on Friday, but with weather conditions that have the ability to rapidly deteriorate due to Tropical Storm Isaac, the team is monitoring the situation closely.
"There is a possibility that our matches may be moved to a more northern location for Friday," Ebke said. "We will have to monitor the storm and take the appropriate measures to put the safety of our student-athletes first."
For the most current information on the Southern Miss Tournament hosted by Courtyard Marriot, visit SouthernMiss.com.