It was a hot sizzling day on the Bluff, as the Lady Jaguars (3-5-1) took on LSU Alexandria (2-1) at Jaguar Park. The Lady Jags were looking to rebound after their loss last game against the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). The Lady Jaguars started a little sluggish, allowing the first goal by the opposing team at the 7:10 minute mark.
After that score, the Lady Jags turned it up a notch and controlled the pace of the game the rest of the way out. Graduate student and midfielder/forward, Lonnie Mulligan, scored the goal for the Lady Jags to tie the game at the end of the first half. In addition, the Jags would turn it on even more in the second half as their athleticism took over with intense defense. It would eventually set up Junior and midfielder/forward, Kyra Reeves who would score the final goal for the Lady Jags which resulted in the ladies getting the win 2-1.
The Lady Jags had an overwhelming 28 shots compared to LSU-A’s 9 shots. Southern also dominated the time of possession as they held possession of the ball for over 54 minutes compared to LSU-A having only 40 minutes of possession. There also was a good showing of fans cheering on our ladies despite the conditions the heat.
Coach Fontenot was proud of his team’s effort but knows they can still improve as they get ready for conference play. When asked about the game he stated, “We did good we were able to get the win, we still have some things to figure out getting into the conference, but it’s always good to get the win before the conference and we were able to get some other players and younger players into the game.” We also had the pleasure of catching up with Lonnie Mulligan, who has four goals on the season and also has big goals for the team as they prepare for conference play. She set the bar high for the team in her response, “To go undefeated in SWAC and win the SWAC Championship,” was her statement when asked about team expectations.
One thing is for sure, the Lady Jags are motivated and are in it to win it. The Lady Jags can be seen again Friday, September 23 as they play the University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Jaguar Park at 6:00 pm. Be sure to come out and support Geaux Jags.