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Soccer Hosts a Pair of Matches this Weekend

Release: 10/04/2012
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ULM vs. Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky

Match 13 vs. Middle Tennessee: Friday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m.
Location:
Monroe, La. / ULM Soccer Complex

Match 14 vs. Western Kentucky: Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m.
Location:
Monroe, La. / ULM Soccer Complex

Game Info: 2012 Fan Guide / Live Stats / Twitter (@ULMWarhawks) / Facebook

MONROE, La. -- The ULM soccer team looks to continue its winning ways when it plays host to Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky this weekend. The Warhawks take on the Blue Raiders on Friday at 3 p.m. and wrap up the weekend against the Lady Toppers at 1 p.m.

ULM (4-8, 1-2 SBC) is coming off a 1-0 shutout victory at UALR on Sunday which snapped the Warhawks' 25-match conference losing skid. Freshman Karlea Fehr once again provided the offensive punch with the only goal of the match in the 57th minute. That was more than enough for the ULM defense, which limited UALR to just six shots on goal in the match. Senior goalkeeper Alex Holland earned her second solo shutout of the season with six saves in the match.

Fehr leads the Warhawks in virtually every offensive category, including goals (4), assists (4), points (12), shots (31), shots on goal (17) and game-winning goals (2). She also has both of the team's goals in conference play. Freshman Kelley O'Dwyer has contributed two goals and three assists for seven points to rank second on the team.

Middle Tennessee (9-3, 4-0 SBC) has rolled through the early portion of its conference schedule having outscored its opponents 13-4. The Blue Raiders are statistically the best offensive team in the Sun Belt with 41 goals and 112 points on the season. In addition, Paige Goeglein leads the Sun Belt in goals (9), points (21) and game-winning goals (6), and Whitney Jorgenson ranks second in the conference with six assists.

The Warhawks are 0-8 all-time against Middle Tennessee and 0-6 since joining the Sun Belt in 2006. The Blue Raiders defeated the Warhawks 3-1 last season in Monroe. Sophomore Taylor Bonetti had the Warhawks' goal in the 89th minute of the match.

Western Kentucky (8-4, 3-1 SBC) enters the weekend following a pair of overtime matches in Florida last week. The The Lady Toppers scored in the 94th minute to defeat Florida Atlantic 1-0 on Friday. The Lady Toppers followed up with a 1-0 loss to FIU in the 95th minute on Sunday. The WKU defense has not allowed a goal in regulation in five consecutive matches as the Lady Toppers have gone 4-1 during that span. Amanda Buechel (7) and Lauren Moats (5) have combined to score 12 of the Lady Toppers' 21 goals this season.

ULM has gone 0-6 all-time Western Kentucky despite playing the Lady Toppers tough in Monroe. The Warhawks' gave up just a penalty kick goal in last season's 1-0 loss to the Lady Toppers.

Up next, the travel to the sunshine state for conference matches against Florida Atlantic (Oct. 12) and FIU (Oct. 14).

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