HBU women’s soccer program will host its first Southland Conference match in program history on Friday, September 27, when the Huskies welcome Northwestern State to Sorrels Field at 7:00 p.m.
HBU (1-6-1, 0-1-0 SLC) has already played in its first Southland Conference match, but lost 1-0 at conference-frontrunner Abilene Christian on Sunday, September 22.
In that contest, HBU outshot Abilene Christian (22-21) and held the edge in shots on goal (7-5), but the Huskies could sneak a shot past the ACU goalkeeper Sydney Newton on Sunday afternoon at Wildcat Soccer Pitch.
The win kept ACU undefeated on the season and tied atop the conference standings.
The only scoring came in the ninth minute, when the Wildcats’ Natalie Throneberry scored, assisted by Alyssa Gerner. With HBU goalkeeper Stephanie Castellon caught out of position, Throneberry floated the ball over her head and into the back of the net.
The Huskies would come close to tying the match in the second half. Amina Radoncic’s shot in the 68th minute was blocked, and then ACU goalkeeper Sydney Newton saved Kelsey Missimer’s second shot-on-goal just seconds later.
Missimer and Allison Abendschein led HBU each had two shots on goal in the match, while Abendschein led the team with five total shot attempts.
Northwestern State (2-6-1, 0-1-1 SLC) enters Friday’s match off of a double-overtime scoreless tie against Lamar at home on Tuesday night. Ashlee Savona led the Lady Demons with six shots and Jessica Danku made nine saves in goal.
HBU leads the all-time series against NSU, 2-0-0. In their most recent meeting, the Huskies defeated the Lady Demons, 3-1, in Natchitoches, La., on September 7, 2012 when Natalie Hager scored two goals for HBU.
Friday’s match helps kick off Family Weekend at HBU, which is also highlighted by the first-ever home football game in the school’s history on Saturday night.
Following Friday night’s contest, the Huskies will then travel to Beaumont on Sunday afternoon to play Lamar at 1:00 p.m.
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