Tech soccer ends in draw with Jacksonville State

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-6-2, 0-1-1 CUSA) finished with a 3-3 draw against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (55-1, 0-1-1 CUSA) on Thursday night in front of 241 fans at Robert Mack Caruthers Field.

“For the third game in a row, we are outshooting the other team and somehow we give up goals,” said head coach Steve Voltz. “We have to be more efficient in front of the goal and more ruthless defensively. We have some stuff to work on. At the end of the day, we did get a point. We just have to move forward. The one thing you can’t take away from this team is that they compete until the end.”

Senior Emma Jones put the Bulldogs on the board first with a goal in the 19th minute, following an assist from fellow senior Tomoyo Kuroyanagi. The Gamecocks would strike back with a goal from Salome Kerguillec in the 31st minute. Kyra Taylor, the freshman, would help give the Bulldogs the lead heading into the second period with a goal in the 36th minute off a deflection.

In the second half, junior Carmen Suarez would put the Bulldogs up a 3-1 with a header goal from a corner kick by Kalli Matlock that was flicked by Jones.

Jacksonville State fought back with a fury of goals though from Salome Kerguillec and Emma Oubrik, scoring off set pieces within two minutes of each other in the 73rd and 75th minute to ultimately force the match into a draw, giving each team one point in the CUSA standings.