No. 3 Lamar Begins Title Defense With Victory Over No. 6 Southeastern Louisiana

first_imgWSOC: @LamarWSoccer takes early lead as Loftus scores. 1-0 Cardinals over SLU, 25:21 into the match-up.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? https://t.co/wweI0Wmrdz???? Southland Conference apps pic.twitter.com/qGeS4QgOTR— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018The Cardinals doubled their advantage five minutes later by way of a Lions own goal. On a LU corner, a failed clearance deflected the ball into the back of the net.WSOC: @LamarWSoccer now up 2-0 vs. SLU, scoring off corner. 30:31 expired.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? https://t.co/wweI0Wmrdz???? Southland Conference apps pic.twitter.com/83GowPi8FQ— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018After an extended halftime due to a lightning delay, the Lions cut the Cardinal lead in half in the 50th minute, when sophomore Tilly Hallas-Potts sent a free kick to the back post and senior Christina Cutura finished it off for her fourth goal in the previous two matches. WSOC: Goal on Cutura header for @sluathletics, trimming deficit to 2-1 vs. @LamarWSoccer. 49:32 expired.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? https://t.co/wweI0Wmrdz???? Southland Conference apps pic.twitter.com/9aU1JnbPy1— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018Five minutes later, Lamar found themselves on the wrong end of another own goal, allowing SLU to even the score.WSOC: All square in the last quarterfinal. Lady Lions score to make it 2-2 between @sluathletics and @LamarWSoccer. Credited as an own goal. 54:04 elapsed.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? https://t.co/wweI0Wmrdz???? Southland Conference apps pic.twitter.com/pwYoqvnv0W— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018In the 67th minute, the Cardinals broke the tie on sophomore Madison Ledet’s sixth goal of the season, a volley past a diving Nadine Maher from an Amelia Fullmer cross. Box Score | Photo GalleryBEAUMONT, Texas – Through torrential downpours and a brief lightning delay, defending Southland Conference Tournament Champion and No. 3-seed Lamar outlasted No. 6 Southeastern Louisiana 3-2 on Wednesday night at the LU Soccer Complex.Lamar opened the scoring in the 26th minute on a shot off the foot of freshman Anna Loftus after winning the ball from the defender and dribbling to the center of the box.center_img WSOC: Fullmer assist, Ledet goal for @lamarwsoccer. Cardinals retake lead, now 3-2 over SLU.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? https://t.co/wweI0Wmrdz???? Southland Conference apps#SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/2qR5yMgjII— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018Lamar (12-5-2) advances to face No. 7 Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.last_img read more