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Lady Lions fall 1-0 in conference opener to Northwestern State

Northwestern State’s Olivia Draguicevich scored off a corner kick in the 28th minute as the Southeastern Louisiana University women’s soccer team lost 1-0 in the Southland Conference opener Friday night at the Lady Demon Soccer Complex.

The Lady Lions had several opportunities in the match, mainly in the second half.

In the 51st minute, Darby Gillette played a cross to Makenzie Maher right in front of the NSU net. However, Maher’s shot was saved by NSU keeper Acelya Aydogmus, a first team preseason All-Southland selection and reigning Southland Keeper of the Year.

In the 55th minute, SLU’s Tilly Deacon took a free kick from 30 yards out that sailed over the outstretched arms of Aydogmus inches above the crossbar.

Southeastern continued its relentless second half pressure as their best opportunity came in the 68th minute. Jamie Raines made a nice play to come up with a loose ball in front of the net inside box, but the shot was saved by Aydogmus.

“Tonight just wasn’t our night,” said fifth-year SLU head coach Chris McBride. “NSU took their chances well and held strong throughout the game. It’s early in the season so we will regroup and focus on the next game.”

Mya Guillory finished the match with four shots to lead SLU while Raines and Maycie Massingill each had two.

Friday is the fourth straight year Northwestern State has defeated SLU by a 1-0 score in the regular season.

Despite the loss, SLU outshot NSU 14-5 and finished with eight corner kicks to just two for the Lady Demons.

Live video and stats will be available for Sunday’s match with links are available at the Southeastern women’s soccer schedule page at LionSports.Net.

SCORE ONE MORE CLUB/S CLUB

Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the women’s soccer program are encouraged to join the Score One More Club.  Lion alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letter winners. All membership fees and donations to Score One More Club are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern soccer program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at laa@southeastern.edu or (985) 549-5091 or visiting www.LionUp.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA
For more information on Southeastern Soccer, follow @LionUpSoccer and @chrismcbride88 on Twitter, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.

TICKETS

For ticket information, please contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit www.LionSports.net/tickets. Southeastern is implementing mobile ticketing as the primary source for securing tickets for the 2020-21 season. All tickets will be available via e-mail in a PDF format for fans to download on their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded to Apple Wallet.

SCORE ONE MORE CLUB/S CLUB

Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the women’s soccer program are encouraged to join the Score One More Club.  Lion alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letter winners. All membership fees and donations to Score One More Club are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern soccer program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at laa@southeastern.edu or (985) 549-5091 or visiting www.LionUp.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA
For more information on Southeastern Soccer, follow @LionUpSoccer and @chrismcbride88 on Twitter, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.

TICKETS

For ticket information, please contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit www.LionSports.net/tickets. Southeastern is implementing mobile ticketing as the primary source for securing tickets for the 2020-21 season. All tickets will be available via e-mail in a PDF format for fans to download on their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded to Apple Wallet.