Oct 13, 2012 1:59 AM by UL Sports Information
- The Ragin' Cajuns soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision in a conference match to FIU on Friday night at the FIU Soccer Stadium. The Panthers broke a 1-1 draw notching a goal with just five minutes remaining.
Louisiana falls to 7-8-1 on the season and 1-4-1 in SBC action, while FIU improves to 7-5-2 and 4-1-1 in league play. UL now ranks eighth in the Sun Belt, one game behind Sunday's opponent Florida Atlantic.
"For the bottom six teams, every game from here on out is important down the stretch," head coach Scot Wieland said. "We played really tough tonight and it was a hard fought match. We just need to continue to play hard and believe."
UL freshman Kim Moreau headed in her first goal of the season to give the Cajuns the lead in the 61st minute. The goal was set up by perfectly executed corner kick by Hayden Gibson.
FIU's Scarlett Montoya tied the match just five minutes later in the 66th minute.
The Panthers scored the game-winning goal late in the second half off Crystal McNamara's header in the 84th minute.
Louisiana was outshot 18-11 in the match by FIU. The Panthers also held a 5-1 edge in corners. Gibson paced the offensive attack with two shots, both coming on goal. Moreau, Erin Lynn, and Maci Andrus also tallied two shots for the Cajuns.
Senior goalkeeper Amanda Moorefield made two saves in goal, giving her 66 on the year.
UL returns to action on Sunday when they travel to Boca Raton, Fla. for a Sun Belt match against Florida Atlantic at 11:30 a.m. CT.
-- Ragin' Cajuns --
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2012 Louisiana Soccer
Louisiana vs FIU (Oct 12, 2012 at Miami, Fla.)
Louisiana (7-8-1, 1-4-1 SBC) vs. FIU (7-5-2, 4-1-1 SBC)
Date: Oct 12, 2012 Attendance: 349
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 81 degrees
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Louisiana........... 0 1 - 1
FIU................. 0 2 - 2
1. 61:27 UL Moreau, Kim (1) (Gibson, Hayden) - Header off of corner by No. 2
2. 66:44 FIU Scarlett Montoya (6) (unassisted) - beat defense on line. chipped over keeper
3. 84:45 FIU Crystal McNamara (1) (Ashleigh Shim;Paige Covington)