Aug. 31, 2008
The Eastern Washington University women's soccer played well against Texas State on Sunday morning (Aug. 31), but fell to the Bobcats 2-0 in its final game at the Miner Classic in El Paso, Texas.
The Eagles (0-2-1) out-shot TSU 6-2 in the first half and was outshot 6-4 after the break, although the team was hampered by a second yellow card (automatic red card) issued to Lillian Bourret in the 64th minute.
Just three minutes after the infraction, Texas State (3-0-0) extended its lead to 2-0 when Maddie Piranio stole the ball from an Eagle and shot it past the goalkeeper. Karleigh Zolinski had given TSU a 1-0 lead with a score just three minutes after the halftime break.
"We played great and controlled most of the game, having more shots (10-8) and corner kicks (7-4), but unfortunately we made a couple of mistakes," head coach George Hageage said. "But you have to give credit to Texas State, they took advantage of those mistakes and their goalkeeper (Mandi Mawyer) played magnificently and had some great saves."
Eastern Washington will now look ahead to its home opener, which will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 5) against Cal State Bakersfield. The Roadrunners are 2-1-0 and play host to Cal State Northridge tonight before heading north.