Houston Baptist Huskies (2-9-1, 2-6-0 SLC) at SLU Lady Lions (3-2-3 SLC)
April 1, 2021 | 7 p.m. CT | Hammond, La. | Strawberry Stadium
Series history: HBU leads 7-1-2
Last meeting: SLU 1, HBU 0 (October 4, 2019 – Houston, Texas
See: Southeastern Sports Network – Tyler Thomas
Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders (4-7-2, 3-4-1 SLC) at SLU Lady Lions (3-2-3)
April 3, 2021 | 10 a.m. CT | Hammond, La. | Strawberry Stadium
Series history: SLU leads 5-2-1
Last meeting: Islanders 2, Lions 0 (Oct 6, 2019 – Corpus Christi, Texas)
See: Southeastern Sports Network – Kemmler Chapple
Hammond, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana women’s soccer team will open a three-game homestand to end the regular season when they host the Houston Baptist Thursday at 7 p.m. Thursday and the Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Strawberry Stadium at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Lady Lions (3-2-3) will play against HBU (2-9-1, 2-6-0 Southland) on Thursday and, with only three games left, occupy sixth place in the Southland Conference ranking. Each team receives three points for a win, one point for a draw and none for a loss in the overall standings. The SLU has 12 points in the Southland game, just behind fifth place Abilene Christian (4-3-1 Southland) with 13 points.
The SLU is led by the reigning Southland Conference Player of the Week, Nadine Maher and Dalton Fish. Maher, a senior from Dublin, Ireland, helped the Lady Lions suffer two 40-shot casualties last weekend and saved 12. Fish, a junior from Pflugerville, Texas, played both overtime games every 220 minutes last week.
Junior Mya Guillory continues to lead the Lady Lions in goals (4), assists (2), points (10), shots (28) and shots on goal (12). The second year currently ranks fifth in the league for shots and sixth for shots on goal at the weekend.
The Huskies will enter the competition on Thursday four points behind the eighth and last place in the conference tournament behind Saturday’s opponent of the SLU, the Islanders (4-7-2, 3-4-1 Southland).
HBU is led by senior Noor Abukishk and sophomore Ryan Ford, each with two goals this season. Abukishk, a native Egyptian from Cairo, leads the huskies in shots (24) and shots on goal (15).
Houston Baptist leads the all-time series over the Lady Lions, 7-1-2. However, the SLU won 1-0 for the first time on the road against HBU last year when Jamie Raines scored in the 18th minute.
On Saturday, the SLU will welcome A&M-Corpus Christi to Strawberry Stadium. The islanders are in seventh place overall with McNeese and Sam Houston with 10 points each.
The islanders will turn to top scorer Maggie Murray for the road win. The newcomer leads the team with four goals this season in just 12 shots.
SLU leads the all-time series over the islanders 5-2-1. A & M-Corpus Christi defeated the Lady Lions 2-0 at home last year, but want to win for the first time in Hammond (0-4). Southeastern have beaten the Islanders 8-2 in their last four meetings at Strawberry Stadium.
After this weekend, the Lady Lions will end the regular season on Friday April 9th at home against Nicholls as the push for the Southland tournament continues.
“I think our energy levels have carried us through many games this year,” said SLU head coach Chris McBride. “Working overtime in six of our eight games shows the condition of our athletes and congratulates their determination and perseverance. We will try to combine all of our achievements this year and hope we can finish the regular season strong.”
The Lady Lions are 2-1-3 in the above six overtime games. Guillory scored a golden goal against Lamar while Raines scored one against Stephen F. Austin. The Lady Lions have played three games against Sam Houston, UIW and Abilene Christian and lost a gold goal in Northwestern State.
Fans can watch the games on Thursday and Saturday as the Southeastern Sports Network will broadcast both games. For video and stats links, see the Women’s Football Schedule page on LionSports.Net.
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