August 30, 2019
LITTLE ROCK – The Trojan soccer team (1-2-1) was unable to defeat a tough Tulsa team this evening, dropping the road match 3-1. Julia Edholm scored both the team’s and her own second goal of the season in just the fourth match of her collegiate career. Thanks to junior Morgan Smocovich’s cross from the corner, the freshman was able to sink the ball into the net at the 56th minute.
Tulsa earned two goals in the first half at the 17th and 24th minutes, but Little Rock responded in the second before their opponents sealed the deal in the 79th minute.
“We weren’t able to take our chances and they were,” said head coach Mark Foster. “That was the difference – we weren’t able to execute; they were.”I’m delighted at the team’s response to two goals down. They didn’t give up and instead kept fighting. I thought we were going to get an equalizer, but I’m proud of the effort overall.”
The game was quite even for long periods of time, and the Golden Hurricanes provided relentless effort for the Trojan defense to counter, firing off 20 shots. Nevertheless, goaltender Julia Curatolo made four excellent saves while in the box the entire game, while the Tulsa goalie was unable to stop Little Rock’s on-target shot.
Along with her goal, Edholm also registered one shot. Teammates Abril Lucio, a sophomore, and Peyton Laughley, a junior, also joined her with one apiece.
The Trojans will return to their home at Coleman Sports Complex this Sunday, Sept. 1, hosting Missouri State at 1 p.m. For more information on the upcoming match, click here.
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