25 Sep Cowgirls return home Sunday to take on Northwestern State
LAKE CHARLES- After a three-game Texas road trip, the McNeese Cowgirls (7-3-1, 4-1-0) will return home to face Northwestern in a battle atop the Southland Conference standings.
Opponent: Northwestern State (4-3-2,4-0)
Date: September 26
Site: Lake Charles, LA.
Time: 1 p.m.
Historically, the Cowgirls sit at 14-16-5 against the Lady Demons, however, the Pokes are 6-3 in the last nine matchups.
Last Time on the Pitch
The Cowgirls are coming off a 2-1 road victory against Houston Baptist last Thursday. Rachel Young scored both goals for McNeese, and Mariah Ruelas played an important role in the match.
Scouting the Lady Demons
Northwestern currently sits atop the SLC standings with a 4-0 conference record. They are led by conference point-leader Olivia Draguicevich who scored four goals in their last match, a 4-0 win over TAMUCC.
The Cowgirls rank first in a bevy of categories amongst the rest of the SLC. Drew Fitzgerald‘s team ranks first with 76 total offensive points. The next closest team is Northwestern St. with 49. The Pokes also rank first amongst the league in total goals (26) and assists (24).
Senior’s Anna Watson and Havana Johnson each have nine points on the year (4g, 1a) which slots them both in fourth-highest league-wide.
Senior defender Keely Morrow and sophomore midfielder Megan Mielke are tied with four others for the conference lead with three assists.
Fresh and Ready
Freshman goalie Jackie Kelly has been impressive during her first season in the blue and gold. All she has done since being called upon to start is record four shutouts, allow the fewest goals per game in the conference (0.557 – 35th across D1), and have a save percentage of 84.8 (first in SLC). She was nominated for the McNeese – Raising Canes player of the week last week.
All fans are encouraged to come out for “Super Sunday” and support the Cowgirls. Young Poke fans will be able to come out and participate in the superhero mask decorating festivities.
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The Pokes will be back in action on the road against Southeastern La. Friday, October 8th at 7 p.m.
2021 MCNEESE WOMEN’S SOCCER SCHEDULE
Oct. 8 *at Southeastern La.
Oct. 10 *at Nicholls
OCT. 15 *INCARNATE WORD
OCT. 17 *TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
OCT. 22 * HOUSTON BAPTIST
Oct. 29 *at Northwestern State
NOV. 3-7 SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT (CORPUS CHRISTI, TX.)
*-Southland Conference Game
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