LAFAYETTE, La. – The Little Rock soccer team put an end to the six-game win streak for the Lousiana Cajuns as they ended up with a 0-0 draw in two overtimes and collected another point in the conference—proud moment for the Trojans.
Because of lightning and rain in the area, the game was delayed by an hour and a half—starting until 8:30 p.m. This did not stop the Trojans from giving their all on both sides, offense and defense.
The first half was uneventful with a few shots on goal by both teams and good defense by their goalkeepers. At minute six, senior defender, Bergros Asgeirsdottir attempted the first shot on goal of the match but was stopped by the Cajuns’ goalkeeper. At minute 20, freshman midfielder, Mariella Stephens tried for a goal but was a bit out left of the goal.
In the second half, a Cajun forward took a long shot on goal that hit the top crossbar, the Little Rock defense scrambled to get the ball out of the box, but Julia Edholm, sophomore defender, had a great performance delegating the defense.
The Trojans had two good opportunities that ultimately did not pan out but were great attempts—both by outstanding player senior forward, Doro Greulich. The first attempt came off a free kick from freshman forward, Skylar Geren, Greulich flicked up the ball but flew too high over the crossbar. Her second chance came minutes later when she effortlessly kicked the ball toward the bottom left of the goal, making the Lousiana goalkeeper dangerously dive to stop the ball.
The two overtimes played out monotonously but not without Little Rock leaving their hearts on the field. With so much determination and poise, they proved to be a strong team within the Sunbelt conference.
The last home game of the regular season will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5:00 p.m. when the Trojans welcome the ULM Warhawks to the Coleman Sports Complex. Come out and support your Trojans on Senior Day where the four seniors on the team will be recognized for their four years of hard work and dedication.