MONROE, La. – The Trojans came in hot with determination after a devastating past game and persevered against ULM as they took their well-deserved 2-0 shutout home–Abril Lucio making her season debut goal.
Lucio, a junior midfielder, started pressuring within the first few minutes. At minute three, she made an attempt that hit off the right crossbar but laid the groundwork for what the rest of the game would bring. The pressured continued as Garner, freshman forward, took her first career shot for the bottom right but was saved by the ULM goalie Hailey Hillock.
At minute 16, Lucio was once again in the spotlight, scoring the first goal of the game for the Trojans. With a carefully crafted touch, she chipped it just over the ULM goalkeeper and netted the ball into the top left corner, assisted by senior defender Bergros Asgeirsdottir.
Multiple attempts were made by the Little Rock offense with shots on target that were blocked and ended the first half in good standing.
With high energy coming off the first half, the second half started off great with midfielder Fanney Einarsdottir launching a shot on goal at the bottom left from a corner kick that was saved by the ULM goalie.
The second half was going well but lacked action. That came around minute 70 when the referee marked a foul against ULM which allowed for a Trojan free-kick. Redshirt senior forward, Doro Greulich, set up around 30 yards out and secured the ball between the posts and past the goalkeeper’s hands.
With a 2-0 lead for the Trojans, they kept pushing through the rest of the game to try for a third goal but ultimately secured their much anticipated and well-deserved win.
The Trojans are returning home on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:00 p.m. to take on the current number one team in the western Sun Belt conference, Arkansas State. Wear pink and show your support as Little Rock hosts a Breast Cancer Awareness Night.