GSU soccer continues shutout play

Faith Pelletier-King clears the ball from the backfield. Raven LeDay/The Gramblinite

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Grambling State Lady Tigers soccer team posted shutout victories this past weekend in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.
On Friday (Oct. 19), the Lady Tigers faced off against the Lady Bulldogs of Alabama A&M, in a match that the Lady Tigers came out victorious 1-0.

Sophomore Kaylee Holt’s continued her offensive outburst as her  lone goal in the 53rd minute was the determining factor in the victory.

After a scoreless first half between the two teams, the goal would be critical as it would be the game-winner for the Lady Tigers.

 GSU got a total team effort from freshman Alyssa Ozuna and senior Defensive Player of the Week Brittany Terry. Ozuna short ball set up the long cross from Terry to set up Holt’s goal.

Freshman Rita Siaha continued her strong play on the  defensive side, earning her third shutout on the season.

The Lady Tigers finished their Alabama road stretch, on Sunday (Oct. 21) with a match against the Alabama State Lady Hornets. The Lady Tigers posted their second shutout victory on the weekend, with a score of 1-0.

After a scoreless first half, things shifted in the Lady Tigers favor as Kaylee Holt second game-winning goal of the weekend in the 74th minute gave the Lady Tigers the 1-0 victory.

Holt scoring has been important and has played a pivotal role for the Lady Tigers, as she has scored a goal reaching the back of the net in the last six games and eight out of the last nine games.

Defensively Siaha pushed her scoreless margin to 360 minutes in which she has not given up a goal.

The Lady Tigers return to action Friday (Oct. 26) at 3 p.m. as the Lady Tigers take on the Arkansas Pine-Bluff  to conclude SWAC play.

A win against the Lady Lions will give the Lady Tigers the SWAC regular season championship.