LSU Scores Five Unanswered in 5-1 Loss for WSOC
Sept. 20, 2015
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Ashley Handwork gave the Marquette University women' soccer team an early 1-0 lead at LSU on Sunday afternoon before the Tigers scored five unanswered goals in a 5-1 loss for the Golden Eagles at LSU Soccer Stadium.
"Overall we played very good soccer, it's just that we keep biting ourselves with individual mistakes that put us in position where other teams take advantage," Marquette head coach Markus Roeders said. "Even with the two goals in the first half, we were playing attacking soccer and score a great opening goal. And then just like that they are back in it because we have a lapse and don't defend like we should. We felt very positive going into the second half and sure enough we come out after halftime, and until the PK we are dominating play, and they are barely crossing half field."
The Golden Eagles (3-4-2) were out-shot 15-10 for the contest and allowed three second half goals to the Tigers (7-1-2) after trailing 2-1 at the half. All 26 players to make the trip south for Marquette saw action, with the heat index hovering around 100 degrees on Sunday in Baton Rouge. The two squads also utilized a hydration break midway through each half.
Handwork's first goal of the year came in the 13th minute as the junior tucked a left-footed shot inside the right post on a ball served ahead by Liz Bartels. Handwork was making her second straight start after being replaced among MU's starters a few weeks prior by Molly Pfeiffer.
The Tigers struck just over four minutes later to knot the match 1-1 when Summer Clarke found Alex Arlitt at the edge of the goal box for a diving header past MU keeper Amanda Engel. Clarke later gave LSU its first lead in the 28th minute with a run through the left side and 10-yard shot that she put behind Engel for her sixth goal of the campaign.
Clarke and leading scorer Jorian Baucom were able to use their speed to get a few good looks in the opening stanza, though Baucom did not record a shot after going down early in the period on the near sideline. After receiving brief treatment on the bench, the sophomore returned to the pitch and did not leave the field until scoring a pair of goals in the second half to put LSU up 4-1.
Baucom's first goal came at the 55:40 mark after Engel was booked for a red card while coming out to play a ball with Baucom charging in. Baucom scored on freshman goalkeeper Sloane Carlson on the ensuing penalty kick and added her second tally with just over 17 minutes to play. Clarke then posted her second goal of the day just 40 seconds later for the final 5-1 decision.
"We were doing everything to get ourselves back into the game and if we just get one goal, good things can happen," Roeders said of the start of the second half. "After (Amanda) Engel's red card we had to play with 10 and I felt like we were holding the ball and possessing. We got exposed a couple of times there and that's just the way it went."
The Golden Eagles return to action at cross-town foe Milwaukee on Wednesday, Sept. 23 in a 7 p.m. Central time contest broadcast live on ESPN3.
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