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Conference Road Trip Continues for Golden Eagles

Missy Wentz

Sept. 28, 2013

EL PASO,Texas - There will be little rest for the weary this weekend. Just two days after opening its 2013 Conference USA slate with a double-overtime tie versus a strong North Texas, the Southern Miss women's soccer team must visit UTEP, another top-notch conference opponent.

The match is slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday. Live stats will be available.

Southern Miss enters the match with a record of 6-2-3 overall and 0-0-1 in conference, having played North Texas to a 1-1 result late Friday night.

UTEP's record sits at 7-3-1 overall and 0-1 in conference following a 2-1 loss to Rice on Friday.

The Miners have shown great skill at limiting their opponents' scoring and have allowed just 12 goals in 2013.

Southern Miss has been scoring goals at an amazing clip and has struck pay dirt 38 times in 11 matches, an average of 3.45 goals per game. Prior to Friday's match, the Golden Eagles were averaging a nation's best 3.7 goals per game.

Golden Eagle senior Danica Roberts remains the top goal scorer in Conference USA having added another to her total Friday night. On the year Roberts has scored 12 goals.

Prior to Friday night's match, Roberts was tied for second in the nation in goals scored and ranked third in total points and ninth in goals-per-game average.

The UTEP offense has scored 18 goals on the year.

The Miners' top offensive producers on the season have been Azia Nicholson (four goals, two assists), Jade Babcock (three goals, two assists) and Angela Cutaia (three goals, two assists).

The Golden Eagles have allowed just 14 goals on the year and limited opponents to an average of 1.2 goals per game and a shot percentage of 0.099.

Freshman keeper Brittany Taylor (3-2-3) has made 44 saves on the year while redshirt senior Lindsey Schwaner (3-0) has accounted for nine.

UTEP goalie Sarah Dilling (7-3) has made 29 saves on the year.

This will be the last of a three-game road trip for Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles return home Oct. 4 for a conference-home-opening match against Tulsa.

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