Sept. 21, 2007
STATESBORO, Ga. - The Marshall women's soccer team began its five-game road trip with a shutout against non-conference opponent Georgia Southern University, 2-0, at the Eugene E Stone III Stadium on Friday afternoon. With the win, the Herd improves to 3-4-0 while the Eagles fall to 1-5-0.
"We played hard, physical and together as a team," Marshall head coach Chris Kane said. "We played good ole fashion Herd soccer."
Marshall freshman forward Missy Gordon (Carmel, Ind.) recorded her first goal of the season by putting the Herd on the board first in the 15th minute with a through ball in the left corner from a Julia Axelsson (Vaxjo, Sweden) pass. Gordon also tallied two shots on goal.
Freshman midfielder Marisa Leconte (Greer, S.C.) also registered her first goal of the season in the 24th minute as she drilled a 20-yard free kick.
The Herd's sophomore goalkeeper Liz Orton (Fort Collins, Colo.) tallied seven saves in the shutout against the Eagles.
"We are back on the winning track," coach Kane adds. "Now we are looking forward to Sunday's game."
Marshall won despite being out shot, 9-7.
Marshall will face nationally-ranked No. 10 non-conference foe South Carolina (7-0-0) on Sunday with a 1 p.m. kickoff at Columbia, S.C., with GameTracker available at http://gamecocksonline.cstv.com/sports/w-soccer/sched/scar-w-soccer-sched.html.