Early into this 2019-2020 season, the Southern University Women's Soccer Team hasn’t had much prowl, having already lost their first two games of the season. In their most recent game against Stephen F. Austin, the Jags looked to break their early losing streak. They headed down the road to face the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The Ragin' Cajuns started off in rhythm early with a goal by senior Katherine Whittman, which tallied up to her second goal of the season, coming off an assist from freshman Rachel Sutter.
The first half of the game saw the Ragin' Cajuns take an early 1-0 lead, with good defensive play from both teams carrying over into the second half of play. Southern's sophomore goalie Chioma Eriken had a total of six saves in the second half of the game.
Ragin' Cajuns midfielder Una Einarsdottir hit a goal midway through the second half, her first of the season followed by another ultimately game ending goal by (Soph) forward Skyla Sykes.
The Jags were presented multiple opportunities in the game with chances to compete down the stretch, but wide shots by Cordney Armstrong and forward Lauryn McKinney late in the game scored any thoughts of a Jaguar victory.
Dropping the game with a score of 3-0, the Jaguars couldn't muster up a comeback against the Cajuns late in the second half.
"When you play teams of that caliber like UL Lafayette, you have to take chances and we didn't," said head coach Jeremy Fontenot after the game.
Ultimately, the season is still in its early stages, but without a win on the board yet, Southern's head coach Jeremy Fontenot will have a lot that he wants to see his team improve on as the Jags look forward to SWAC play.
The Jaguars will play Troy in their home opener at Jaguar Park on Friday September 13 @5pm to kickoff their home schedule.