Sept. 6, 2012
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - On the heels of a season-opening 4-1 victory over Louisiana-Monroe, the Southern Miss women's soccer team will hit the road this weekend when they travel to South Alabama and Mississippi State.
The Golden Eagles travel to Mobile on Friday before coming home and traveling to Starkville on Sunday.
Southern Miss is riding a two-game winning streak after victories over a pair of Louisiana opponents in Southeastern Louisiana and ULM. Over those two games, the Golden Eagles have outshot opponents 41 to 7 and have outscored opponents 5 to 1.
"We found a strong attacking rhythm on Monday," said fifth-year coach Scott Ebke. "However, we can't allow that to undermine out preparation for two very talented teams this weekend. Road games, wherever they are, are always tough but South Alabama and Mississippi State are both stellar opponents."
Junior Danica Roberts scored a pair of goals against the Warhawks and spearheaded the Golden Eagle attack. On the season, the West Yorkshire, England native has taken five shots and put all but one on frame with two goals.
In goal, redshirt junior Lindsey Schwaner has seen the bulk of the minutes and has allowed just a single goal in the last two matches, including her first shutout of the season against Southeastern Louisiana.
The Golden Eagles hold a 4-6 record all-time with South Alabama, including a 3-0 defeat in 2010 when they opened the season at home against USA. Southern Miss battled MSU to a 0-0 tie last season in Hattiesburg to get the first tie of the series, which the Bulldogs lead 3-1-1 overall.
First kick for both matches is set for 7 p.m. at "The Cage" and the Mississippi State Soccer Complex, respectively.