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Soccer Knocks Off Tennessee Tech At Home, 3-0

Oct. 7, 2007

Box Score

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Southeast Missouri State soccer produced a commanding 20-6 shooting advantage as it captured a 3-0 victory over visiting Tennessee Tech this afternoon in Ohio Valley Conference play at Houck Stadium. Southeast improved its season record to 7-2-1 (4-0) and the Golden Eagles fell to 2-7-2 (1-2) on the year.

The Redhawks tallied their first goal of the day in the 13th minute after freshman forward Ashley Runion (St. Peters, MO/Ft. Zumwalt South) connected on a header past Tech goalkeeper Loretta McNamee off a corner kick from senior forward Alaina Lacopo (Troy, IL/Triad). The assist placed Lacopo in a tie with former Southeast player Marla Gianino (2001-04) for the school's all-time assist record with her 23rd career helper.

In the second half, senior midfielder Lauren Costello (St. Louis, MO/Incarnate Word) tallied her first collegiate goal in the 53 rd minute when she blasted a shot into goal after beating two defenders that increased the home team's lead at 2-0. Junior defender Casey Kraft (St. Louis, MO/Nerinx Hall) closed the scoring in the 76th minute with a goal off a high shot to the right corner of the goal after receiving a pass from senior defender Blair Schuppan (St. Louis, MO/Nerinx Hall) from the left side.

In addition to its big shooting margin, Southeast also held a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks. Sophomore midfielder Courtney Alexander (Liberty, MO/Liberty) and Runion paced the Redhawks with five shot attempts, respectively. Senior Lindsay Pickering (St. Charles, MO/St. Charles West) and junior Rachel Harrington (Vancouver, WA/Skyway) each recorded two saves in goal to post a combined shutout.

Freshman Ashley Smith led Tennessee Tech with three shot attempts, while McNamee notched a match-high nine saves for the Golden Eagles.

Southeast is back in action on Friday, Oct. 12 with an OVC battle against Eastern Illinois at Houck Stadium with a start time of 7 p.m.


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