What a game it was on Sunday for ACU, fighting head-to-head, with a score of 0-0, until the last 12 seconds of the game.
The Wildcats were able to get a goal and win the game 1-0 over Southeastern Louisiana, with a record of 3-0, the first time since 2016, in the Southland Conference and 7-2-1 overall.
The goal came in the 89th minute, from freshman Caylen Wright when she received a perfect pass from senior Peighton Starch, who won the ball after it was cleared in the box. Wright was able to wait for one bounce, before she headed the ball in right past the Lady Lion’s goalkeeper.
Coming off of such a strong offensive game against Nicholls, winning 8-0, the Wildcats were ready for Sunday’s match. However it was unlike Friday’s game at all. The heat was a major factor and was even worse than before, feeling like it was 102 degrees.
It was also a defensive game, from start to finish. SLU played tougher and better than their 1-8-1 record and 0-3 in Southland.
Prior to Sunday’s game the Lady Lions’s keeper, Nadine Maher, has had seven starts and 38 total saves. SLU has only scored five times in this 2019 season so far.
ACU led with 14 shots, having eight on frame, and the Lady Lions had nine, two on frame.
Senior redshirt keeper Rachel Johnson had a total of two saves in Sunday’s game and has back-to-back shutouts. Johnson has had a total of 12 shutouts in her career.
The Wildcats led 4-2 in corner kicks and had 14 fouls against them, including two yellow cards and a red card, all on SLU.
Freshman Naralie Jones and Senior Shay Johnson each had three shot attempts.
The last time the Wildcats have faced a loss was when they played Texas Tech on Sept. 6.
The Wildcats will kick off their second Southland Conference home game Friday at Elmer Gray Stadium at 7 p.m. against the Lady Demons of Northwestern State.