- Staff Reporter
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The ULM Warhawks stifled the Trojans’ offense in the first half, but eventually fell to Little Rock, 4-0.
“We had some great opportunities, but couldn’t capitalize on them,” head coach Keyton Wheelock said.
The game started out slowly for both teams with only two shots being taken in the first 23 minutes, both by the Trojans (4-5-6, 1-1-4 Sun Belt). Taylor Altieri had the first opportunity for the Warhawks (3-8-2, 0-5 Sun Belt), but her shot was saved by Julia Curatolo. Camryn Ciaramella took another shot for ULM at the 36 minute mark, but her shot was saved as well.
Rian Kasner made two saves for the Warhawks in the first half as the teams went into halftime scoreless.
“We played a fantastic first half,” Wheelock said. “We kept the ball and moved it well.”
As the second half started, it only took the Trojans seven minutes to score the first goal of the game. Khyjian Thomas tried to turn the momentum back in favor of ULM with back-to-back shots, but neither could find the back of the net.
Little Rock scored three more times in the span of seven minutes to take a 4-0 lead. Victoria Altieri, McKenzie Rizqi and Rahel Zerazion all tried to score for the Warhawks, but none of them were able to capitalize.
The Trojans would hold on for a 4-0 win.
“We made some mistakes and Little Rock was able to put the ball in the back of the net,” Wheelock said.
The Warhawks will return home for a 1 p.m. matchup on Sunday against the Ragin’ Cajuns at Brown Stadium.
Links to live coverage, including video and stats, for Sunday’s game against the Ragin’ Cajuns can be found on the soccer schedule page at ULMWarhawks.com. Follow along with all things Warhawk Soccer on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @ULM_Soccer.
Article sourced from provided press release.