Soccer Eagles Fall in Season Finale against UCF on Friday
Oct. 28, 2011
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - In their final game of the 2011 campaign, the Southern Miss women's soccer team fell to UCF, 2-0, on Friday at the Southern Miss Soccer Complex.
UCF (11-3-5, 6-2-3 C-USA) got on board early in the sixth minute as Bianca Joswiak's intended cross from the left flank sailed over keeper Hannah Vanderboegh's head and into the back corner.
Vanderboegh, in her final game as a Golden Eagle, set the single-season record for saves. The previous mark of 102, set in 2003 by Anna Snyder, was broken in the 19th minute as Vanderboegh dove to her left to knock down a shot from Andrea Rodrigues. She finished the day with 107 saves on the year.
The Knights added their second goal in the 56th minute as Marissa Diggs found herself on the receiving end of a deflected Tina Trujic shot. Diggs buried the ball in the upper half of the net to put UCF up 2-0.
"Hats off to UCF, really, for their performance today," said coach Scott Ebke. "They showed why they are one of the best teams in the nation today. I was proud of our team's effort and they showed some excellent things today."
Southern Miss (4-13-3, 1-9-1 C-USA) had opportunities but UCF's stingy defense stepped up to the challenge to hold on to the clean sheet.