No. 2 Stephen F. Austin Handles No. 7 Sam Houston State in Opening Round

first_imgAt the 38:18 mark, SFA caught another break when referee Travis Haight awarded a penalty kick after Barker was brought down in the box. Sophomore Mari Gillespie stepped up and confidently put the spot kick away to Hendershot’s left to push the lead to 3-0.SOC: @SFA_Soccer’s Mari Gillespie scores on penalty kick, makes it 3-0 Ladyjacks over @BearkatsSOC. 51:41 mark.— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2017 SFA’s offense turned up in the second half, confidently marshaling the midfield and registering nine more shots than the opening period to finish with a 13-12 edge over Sam Houston. The Bearkats struggled to control the central third and failed to cut off multiple Ladyjack runs which proved to be the difference maker on most of the day’s goals. However, SFA responded in kind, almost immediately pushing the lead back to 4-1 behind a 35-yard Carli Arthurs goal with 21:12 on the clock.SOC: @SFA_Soccer answers immediately. Carli Arthurs scores to increase Ladyjacks’ lead to 4-1 over SHSU. 68:48 expired. #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2017 While SFA’s league-best defense held strong, the Bearkats continued to threaten with set pieces, racking up three corner kicks before the first 20 minutes were played. 2017 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament HomepageBox Score | Photo GalleryCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – In a rematch of their regular season finale, Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State opened the Southland Conference Soccer Tournament with a high-scoring affair. The Ladyjacks comfortably put away the Bearkats by a score of 4-1. It didn’t take long for SFA to strike again, with Barker finding the back of the net just over three minutes into the second half. The senior weaved her way through the center of the defense and buried a long-range shot into the top left corner from 25 yards out to give the Ladyjacks a quick 2-0 lead.SOC: Hanna Barker makes it 2-0 @SFA_Soccer over @BearkatsSOC. 48:15 expired. Watch #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2017 After 45 minutes played, Sam Houston State held the edge in shots 7-4 and corners 4-0.center_img With 23:16 to play, the Bearkats would pull one back, with Carly English making her way to the top of the 18-yard box and firing a left-footed shot into the top right corner to make it a 3-1 game.SOC: @BearkatsSOC goal by Carly English, assist by Meredith Carlson. SFA’s lead now 3-1, midway through 2nd half.— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2017 Stephen F. Austin (12-7-0) will face the winner of No. 3 McNeese vs. No. 6 Abilene Christian in the first semifinal Friday at 4 p.m. on the Southland Digital Network. The first quality chance of the game came as Midfielder of the Year Hanna Barker was fed a perfect through ball into the center of the box just over five minutes in, forcing a low save from junior keeper Christina Hendershot. Barker would put another shot from long range just wide left at the 12:03 mark as the Ladyjacks aggressively hunted for the opening goal. Stephen F. Austin broke through first at the 25:17 mark with freshman Sophia Fondren feeding junior Breanna Moore straight up the middle, who slotted the opening goal past Hendershot for a 1-0 Ladyjack lead which was carried to halftime.SOC: @SFA_Soccer goal by Breanna Moore at 19:32 mark. Assist Sophia Fondren. 1-0 Ladyjacks over SHSU. Watch— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2017 The Ladyjacks held strong to their lead in the final stages, securing the 4-1 victory over their Piney Woods rivals and a spot in Friday’s semifinal. The Bearkats end the season with a 7-9-2 record.last_img read more

WATCH: Why Kelly’s Diner is the only pitstop you’ll need this Rally Weekend!

first_imgKelly’s Diner Letterkenny have a special message for people attending the Joule Donegal International Rally this weekend –  Don’t just fuel the engine, fuel yourself too! They’ve even launched a limited edition burger for the event.Kelly’s Diner throughout the years has become a firm favourite for rally goers of all ages. Known as the best value in Letterkenny, Mairtin and the team at Kelly’s American Roadside Diner remind customers constantly of the extraordinary efforts they go to, in order to keep their menus current, interesting and above all the absolute best value. With an extensive and mouth-watering menu there is something for everyone at Kelly’s Diner. The Famous early bird breakfast at cracking €5 has become a firm favourite amongst all. And better again, Jake’s Famous Burgers, exclusive to Kelly’s diner are a crowd pleaser. With over 10 options you’ll be spoilt for choice.And they’re not finished yet! There are Weekend Steak Madness deals with steaks with all the trimmings from only €11.00 – once again Kelly’s cementing itself as the best value in town.“To top it off and coincide with the Donegal International Rally we decided there was no better limited-edition deal to offer than the “All Day Pit Stop.” This whopper burger includes our famous flame grilled 6oz beef, hash browns, fried egg, bacon, sliced cheese and a secret burger sauce in a sweet tasting brioche bun, this also comes with a bucket of skinny fries and choice of soda for an unbeatable €10.95.”Don’t be donuting and get yourself up to Kelly’s Diner this weekend.Sponsored PostWATCH: Why Kelly’s Diner is the only pitstop you’ll need this Rally Weekend! was last modified: June 15th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burgersfoodJoule Donegal International RallyKelly’s DinerMountain Toprestaurantlast_img read more