Freshmen goalkeeper Rita Siaha did not give up a goal over the weekend in a 2-0 Parent’s Day victory over Prairie View A&M on Friday afternoon, and a 1-0 win over Texas Southern.
Sophomore forward Kaylee Holt and freshmen midfielder Kailey Pena each scored a first-half goal, as the Grambling State Lady Tigers earned its third consecutive shutout victory with the win against Prairie View A&M Friday afternoon. The Tigers entered the game in third place based on points behind TSU and Howard in a race for the conference title.
Lady Tigers goalkeeper Rita Siaha registered two saves on the night as GSU recorded yet another shutout victory.
The win placed Grambling State at 8-7 overall and 5-1 SWAC as well as allowed the Lady Tigers to finish the game without allowing a goal in 300 minutes.
Grambling State hosted Texas Southern on Senior Day Sunday afternoon at the Grambling State Soccer Complex, as the Lady Tigers gained their fourth consecutive shutout in a 1-0 victory over SWAC leading TSU.
After great defense by both teams in a scoreless first half, GSU broke the tie with a goal in the 51st minute by Kaylee Holt.
The goal placed Holt to second on team in goals with eight. Holt now leads the team with four game-winning goals on the season.
Defensively, goalkeeper Rita Siaha earned her second consecutive shutout over the weekend, GSU has not surrendered a goal in the past four games.
Senior defender Brittany Terry was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
Brittany Terry has continued to be an anchor on the backline that has yet to give up a goal in over 390 minutes of play, including four straight shutouts.
Terry was selected All-SWAC First-Team in 2017, finishing third on the team in points registering three goals and four assists.
Sophomore forward Holt, who was named SWAC Preseason Player of the Year coming into the season, has already registered a hat trick this season.
In 2017, Holt was named All-SWAC Second Team performer as she led the team in points, scoring 22 with 31 shots on goal in 20 matches.
The Lady Tigers are tied for first place in the SWAC Division with Howard University after the win over TSU.
Grambling State second year head coach Justin Wagar came into the season as the returning LSWA Co-Coach of the Year. Wagar led the Lady Tigers to one of the best seasons in school history in 2017 with the Lady Tigers going 7-2 in the SWAC and 11-7-2 overall.
Wagar inherited the program after the program only posted one win in all of 2016.
The Lady Tigers return to action Friday Oct. 19, in Huntsville, Alabama as they take on Alabama A&M at 4p.m.