Sept. 1, 2007
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Lamar University, playing its first official game of women's soccer in school history, lost 5-0 Friday afternoon to Eastern Washington in the first game of the Hilton Garden Inn Mountain Classic hosted by Northern Arizona.
Lamar (0-1) will play the host Lumberjacks Sunday afternoon at 3 to close out the classic. Sunday's first game will feature Temple against Eastern Washington.
EWU (1-0) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead at intermission. Lauren Koelzer scored the first goal of the game at 26:15 of the opening period. Cyeeta Mott assisted on the goal. Kit Rood scored unassisted at 30:13 to make the score 2-0.
Mandy Cheney made it 3-0 with a goal at 61:16 with Lillian Bourret assisting. Bourrett added an unassisted goal. Megan Roper closed out the scoring with a goal at 78:47.
"The girls never gave up, and that's not something you can coach," said first-year Lamar coach Matt Dillon. "I was proud of their effort. This was a welcome to Division I soccer. We have to realize the level of play we're at and step it up. We see what we have to do now.
"We're still in the evaluating process. Trying to see which combination of players works best. We'll look at the film of this game and see what mistakes we can correct and improve for Sunday's game."
Freshman Stefani Turner led Lamar with two shots. Junior Lauren Messick and freshman Staci McGuire each had one shot. EWU out shot Lamar 27-four, including 14-0 in shots on goal.