Soccer to Wrap Inaugural Season vs. SFA, NW State

 

ISLANDERS VS.
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Friday, Nov. 1 • 3:30 p.m.
DUGAN SOCCER & TRACK STADIUM

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ISLANDERS VS.
NORTHWESTERN STATE

Sunday, Nov. 3 • 1 p.m.
DUGAN SOCCER & TRACK STADIUM

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CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's soccer team will close out its inaugural season at home this weekend, as it faces Stephen F. Austin on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Northwestern State Sunday at 1 at Dugan Stadium. Prior to Sunday's match, the Islanders will host Audrey Baldwin Day, paying tribute to the lone senior on the roster in her final collegiate game.

The Islanders will look to play the role of spoiler on Friday afternoon, as the Ladyjacks enter Friday's contest in first place with a 9-1-0 conference record. SFA needs four points this weekend in order to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Southland Conference Tournament, as Oral Roberts is 9-2-0 and holds the tiebreaker over the Ladyjacks.

Chelsea Raymond leads the SFA offense, with her eight goals and 18 points pacing the team. Zuri Prince has added six goals and 14 points, while Hailey Hunt and Megan Wasiak each have scored four goals. Defense has been SFA's calling card, though, as it has allowed just 10 goals in 18 games. Both Morgan Glick (0.48 goals-against average) and Lacey Lee (0.60) have been stellar at keeper this year.

Northwestern State will come into the weekend in search of a postseason berth, as the Demons possess a 4-5-1 mark and 13 points in league play. That puts NSU in seventh place heading into the final weekend, just a point behind Lamar with an extra game to play. The Demons are 6-10-1 overall on the campaign.

NSU has been outscored 33-15 on the season, but has scored more than one goal in four of its last eight games. Ashlee Savona leads the way with four goals and eight points, while Brooke Eastburg has added three goals and six points. Jessica Danku is second behind the Islanders' Audrey Baldwin in saves, and has posted a 1.73 goals-against average and a .801 save percentage.

The Islanders are looking to get their scoring touch back, as they have tallied just one goal in the last five contests. That goal was scored by Kallyn Redona at Abilene Christian, making her the fifth different Islander to find the back of the net this season. Meghan Cordero and Yvette Franco have been the main playmakers, with each posting three assists on the 2013-14 campaign.

Baldwin will be honored prior to her final game as a collegiate soccer player on Sunday. The Forest Hill, Md., native played two years at Harford Community College and a year at Arkansas State before coming to the Island University. She is currently sixth in the nation with 119 saves on the season.

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