Women's Soccer Travel To Alabama And Tennessee
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss women’s soccer team hits the road for two of its final three games of the regular season. The Golden Eagles (6-6-3) are slated to play at UAB (10-2-3) on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. and at Middle Tennessee (7-7) on Sunday, Oct. 24 for the Blue Raiders senior day.
The Blazers return home on Friday for a four-game home slate after a 3-1 win against UTSA last weekend. The Blazers are 4-1-1 in conference play securing wins against FIU, Marshall and UTEP and now sit in fourth place in C-USA standings with 13 points.
Senior Amy Brewer leads the Blazers with nine goals and four assists totaling for 22 points. Not only does Brewer lead the team in goals, but also leads the leagues in game-winning goals (4). Two other Blazers have recorded seven goals each this season and as a team, the Blazers have scored 34 goals total, just one more than the Golden Eagles this season.
The Golden Eagles will have a tough task in front of them as they try to score on the three-time C-USA Goalkeeper of the Week, Kelsey Daugherty. Daugherty posts an 0.81 goals against average and has posted five shutouts. Daugherty has allowed only six goals in C-USA play this season whereas the Golden Eagles have scored only six goals in conference.
After Friday night’s game, the Golden Eagles will travel to Murfreesboro, Tenn. to face Middle Tennessee in their second to last game of the season. MTSU hosts LA Tech on Thursday night before hosting Southern Miss.
Southern Miss holds a 4-2-1 advantage over the Blue Raiders including a 4-0 home win last season to close out the 2016 season. Stephanie Garcia scored her first ever hat trick in the game while Becky McMullan added another goal to the Golden Eagles lead.
The Blue Raiders hold a 1-2 home record in conference play before its pair of home matches this week. Peyton Depriest leads the team with 10 goals and three assists leading the team with 23 points.
The Golden Eagles have outscored the Blue Raiders by 12 goals and Ola Akinniyi and McMullan will look to test Sydney Chalcraft in goal. Chalcraft has given up 23 goals this season.
Akinniyi, the center back for the Golden Eagles, leads the team with six goals and one assist. McMullan follows close behind with five goals and three assists, totaling both for 13 points.
Freshman Miah Zuazua leads the team in shots (42) and shots on goal (18). Zuazua scored her first collegiate goal in the second game of the season off the only penalty kick awarded to Southern Miss and tallied another against Jackson State in a 10-0 win.
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