Lady Mocs Soccer Team Falls 4-0 In Season Opener

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team fell 4-0 to Austin Peay in the season opener for both teams Friday night at Finley Stadium as severe weather in the area brought the match to a halt in the first.

The Lady Govs picked up a quick goal from Tatiana Ariza in the seventh minute on an assist from Mary Ruth Locastro but would be held scoreless over the next 47:42. In that time frame, however, the two teams would spend more than 90 minutes in the locker room as lightning striking nearby, but the game into a delay with 13:37 to play in the first.

“We did a very good job of holding them,” UTC head coach J.D. Kyzer said. “We weren’t just playing back in our final third trying to keep them from scoring. We actually came out and played hard.”

Chattanooga was playing with a young backfield with a pair of freshman in defense while two more freshmen saw significant playing time.

“To their credit, they (Austin Peay) had seven seniors on the field as well as two national players from Columbia,” Kyzer said. “They are very well organized and very technical. We’ve got four freshman on the field who have never played in a college game, so experience does help.”

After finishing up the first half, the two teams went into intermission with the Lady Govs up 1-0.

In the second half, APSU would score again, this time from Gina Fabbro with an assist from Emily Kink to give the Lady Govs a 2-0 lead. Chattanooga again stepped up and held off Austin Peay, but two quick goals late in the match would put it out of reach for UTC.

“Two goals late – after the lightning delay – back-to-back, they were within a minute of each other,” Kyzer said. “That’s tough to swallow.”

Ariza tallied her second goal of the game in the 77th minute and was assisted by Shelby Olszewski who would, less than a minute later, score the fourth goal for Austin Peay.

The Lady Govs outshot Chattanooga 18-4 with 12 shots on goal to Chattanooga’s three. Nikki Filippone earned the win with two saves in 70:31 while Katie Emig finished off the game with one save. Chattanooga’s keepers also shared time in the net. Sophomore Lauren Thomas (Memphis, Tenn.) got the start and made six saves in 80:12 while allowing four goals. Senior Taylor Mangrum (Franklin, Tenn.) played the final 9:48 and snared two.

The Mocs return to action next Friday as they host Tennessee Temple at Finley Stadium. The game is set to kick off at 7 p.m.

SCORING SUMMARY

1              6:03        APSU     Tatiana Ariza (1), Mary Ruth Locastro

2              53:45     APSU     Gina Fabbro (1), Emily Kink

3              76:42     APSU     Tatiana Ariza (2), Shelby Olszewski

4              77:52     APSU     Shelby Olszewski (1)


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