LAKE CHARLES, La. - The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns soccer team used an early goal on the road Friday night and the defense made it stand as the Cajuns blanked McNeese State, 1-0, in UL's first match of the 2010 season.

Allison Baker scored the first goal of her career in the 14th minute at Cowgirl Field. Senior Courtney Hofland assisted on the score, giving her eight career assists and tying her for third place in Cajuns history in that category.

"We had a great team effort tonight," head coach Scot Wieland said. "The girls played their hearts out from start to finish."

Amanda Moorefield (1-0-0) went the entire 90 minutes in goal for the Cajuns (1-0-0), posting her first career clean sheet. The Cajuns defense made that accomplishment a lot easier by holding the Cowgirls to just three shots on goal.

The Cajuns out shot McNeese 18-7 overall, while placing nine of their 18 shots on goal. Senior Kennedy Richards led the Cajuns by firing off five shots while Kayla Henrie added four, putting a team high two on goal.

Louisiana also stayed caution free while McNeese (0-1-0) was shown one yellow card early in the second half.

The Cajuns return to the pitch on Sunday when they welcome Mississippi Valley to Lafayette. The Delta Devilettes and UL are set to kickoff at 1:00 p.m. at the Ragin' Cajuns Track/Soccer Complex Sunday afternoon.

Soccer Box Score (Final)
2010 Louisiana Soccer
Louisiana vs McNeese State (Aug 20, 2010 at Lake Charles, LA.)

Louisiana (1-0) vs.
McNeese State (0-1)
Date: Aug 20, 2010 Attendance: 164
Weather: Sunny and Warm

Goals by period   Total 
Louisiana 
McNeese State 

 


Louisiana

Pos  ##  Player  Sh  SOG   G   A  Foul 
GK   1   Moorefield, Amanda  
  2   Blevins, Jordan  
  3   Richards, Kennedy  
  7   Foster, Gayla  
  8   Balestra, Chelsea  
  9   Riley, Megan  
  11  Hofland, Courtney  
  12  Henrie, Kayla  
  15  Perry, Brooke  
  16  Baker, Allison  
  18  Jestes, Kelli  
      --- Substitutes --- 
  4   Martin, Carleigh  
  5   Isley, Shelby  
  10  Minton, Melissa  
  17  Chatman, Cayla  
  20  Voisin, Allyson  
  21  Voisard, Tess  
  22  McGee, Delaina  
    Totals.........  18  17 

##  Goalie  Minutes   GA  Saves 
1   Moorefield, Amanda   90:00 


McNeese State

Pos  ##  Player  Sh  SOG   G   A  Foul 
GK   1   Read, Cassandra  
  3   Manus, Megan  
  7   Leinweaver, Jordan  
  8   Clark, Alana  
  9   Germany, Johna  
  10  Rogers, Megan  
  12  Zwahr, Lindsey  
  16  Allbright, Callie  
  18  Sanders, Brittany  
  26  Picou, Jordan  
  27  LaLanne, Audrey  
      --- Substitutes --- 
  4   Lowdon, Sarah  
  11  DeJonghe, Rebekah  
  19  Jones, Macie  
  21  Johnson, Emily  
    Totals......... 

##  Goalie  Minutes   GA  Saves 
1   Read, Cassandra   90:00 


Shots by period   Total 
Louisiana  10  18 
McNeese State 
Corner kicks   Total 
Louisiana 
McNeese State 
Saves by period   Total 
Louisiana 
McNeese State 
Fouls   Total 
Louisiana  17 
McNeese State 

SCORING SUMMARY

Goal  Time  Team  Goal Scorer  Assists  Description 
1.  13:10  UL   Baker, Allison  Hofland, Courtney 

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS

MCN   #26  Picou, Jordan   Yellow card  62:41 

Officials: Referee: Rudy Nino; Asst. Referee: Gabriel Powell; Gordon Gillies; Scorer: McNeese SID;
Offsides: Louisiana 0, McNeese State 1.


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