Otahkians have won five consecutive games at Houck Stadium, all shutouts.
Sept. 6, 2001
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Southeast vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (0-3)
Southeast vs. Central Arkansas (0-3)
About Southeast: Southeast opened regular season competition with victories over Belmont and Jacksonville State in the first annual Southeast Labor Day Tournament. The Otahkians claimed the co-championship, sharing the title with Ball State.
On Friday against Belmont, last season's "dynamic duo" of Nichole Thiele and Erika Todd each scored a goal and freshman Erin Slattery scored her first collegiate goal and added an assist to produce Southeast's three goals. Senior goalkeeper Beth Guccione was not tested much, making one save in Belmont's only shot on goal.
On Sunday, Southeast jumped out quickly against Jacksonville State thanks junior defender Stephanie Bleau's first ever goal. Bleau scored off a corner cross from Todd, the first of four assists in the game for Todd. Todd also assist on goals by Slattery, Thiele and the first of Lauren Zacheis' collegiate career. Guccione was once again not tested, making two saves in recording her second shutout of the season. For the game, Southeast outshot the Gamecocks 16-3 in part to tough defense that limited JSU's scoring chances.
For her efforts, Slattery was named the OVC Player of the Week on September 3.
After this weekend's game with Arkansas-Little Rock and Central Arkansas, Southeast will start take its first road trip of the season, travelling to Springfield to play Drury. If the Otahkians can win the next three games and begin the season 5-0, the team will get its first real test of the season on a weekend trip to Terre Haute and Bloomington, Indiana to battle the Indiana State Sycamores and Indiana Hoosiers respectively. Southeast will not return home again until September 20, when they face off against their third Arkansas-based team of the season, Arkansas State.