Golden Eagle Soccer Visits Colorado College in Season Finale
Southern Miss looks to finish on high note.
Oct. 29, 2013
|Date||Opponent||Time||Live Stats||Live Video|
|Thursdy, October 31||at Colorado College||4:00 p.m. CT||Live Stats||Live Video|
The Southern Miss women's soccer team will play its final match of 2013 Thursday at 4 p.m. with a visit to Colorado College, the first-place team in Conference USA's West Division.
The Golden Eagles (7-8-4, 1-6-2 C-USA) are riding strong after a dramatic, 4-3 overtime win versus Old Dominion in their home finale on Sunday.
"We're looking to finish up the season with a good effort against a well-coached, well-organized team in Colorado College," head coach Mohammed El-Zare said. "We hope to play a solid match, finish with a positive outcome and send our seniors out on a positive note."
Colorado College (12-4-1, 7-1-1 C-USA) is coming off a 2-1 loss to UTEP but has already sewed up the Conference USA regular season and West Division crowns.
Southern Miss is 0-6 versus the Tigers and but played Colorado College a tight match in a 1-0 loss in Colorado Springs last season.
The Golden Eagles enter the match with the top offensive weapon in C-USA, senior forward Danica Roberts.
In her latest outing, Roberts accounted for a goal and two assists, including an assist to Danielle Beatty on the game-winning goal. That effort bumped her season total to 13 goals and 31 total points, both of which are tops in conference.
Junior Brooke Hendrix accounted for one assist versus Old Dominion and currently sits in third in C-USA with seven assists to go with four goals.
Freshman keeper Brittany Taylor is tops in conference with 115 saves and second among C-USA goalies with a save percentage of .846.
Colorado College is led on offense by Kaeli Vandersluis, whose nine assists are tops in conference. Her point total of 19 is fifth best in C-USA.
Jessica Ayers has five game-winning goals, which is the best output of the year in that category among Conference USA goal-scorers.
Colorado College goalie Kate Scheele leads the conference in goals against average (.75), is fifth in save percentage (.814) and is tied for 10th with 57 total saves.