Oct. 14, 2012
HURRICANE, W.Va. -- Marshall women’s soccer senior day was spoiled Sunday at Hurricane High School as the SMU Mustangs defeated the Thundering Herd 1-0.
Marshall lost its second straight Conference USA match and fell to 6-9-1 (2-5-1 C-USA) on the season. SMU improved to 7-6-3 (3-2-3 C-USA).
Mustang sophomore Olivia Elliott scored the match-winning goal in the 21st minute. After Marshall goalkeeper Lindsey Kerns was forced to move forward for a clearance, Elliott managed to come away with the loose ball and score from roughly 30 yards out, lifting a shot over the outstretched hands of the senior goalkeeper. It was the only shot of the game taken by Elliott and one of only three SMU put on goal as a team.
Kerns, who faced 16 total shots, made two saves. SMU goalkeeper Lauryn Bodden made four saves, facing a total of seven shots from Marshall’s offense.
For Marshall’s seven seniors – Erin Blakely, Annabelle Bramwell, Lindsey Kerns, Chelsey Maiden, Paige Oechsle, Sarah Vinson, and Robin Waskowski – it was the final home game experience of their careers.
The Herd will return to action next weekend for matches against Southern Miss and UCF.