ULM goes scoreless for 1st time this season, fall 4-0

Miles Jordan, [email protected]

The two-game winning streak is no more, as ULM soccer saw their win streak snapped during their trip to the University of Central Arkansas, losing 4-0.

For the first time all season, the Warhawks were shutout in a dominant performance by the Bears.

“Sometimes it’s not your night,” head coach Keyton Wheelock said.

The stat sheet explains the majority of the issues versus the Bears, as the Warhawks were outshot by 35 shots, and the Bears put up 36 shots in 90 minutes to the Warhawks’ one.

Within the first 10 minutes of the match, UCA took five shots. The Warhawks, though, kept the Bears off the board until the 16th minute as junior forward Lauren Hargus’ shot was hit right to senior midfielder, Connie Awuku-Darkoh who put the Bears up, 1-0.

ULM would not be out of the water yet in the first half as UCA would shoot 12 more shots with transfer goalie Rian Kasner saving three of them for the Warhawks.

Down 1-0 going into the second half, the Warhawks would be immediately pressured by UCA as 31 seconds into the second half as freshman Emma Hawkins scored off of a penalty kick to put the Warhawks down, 2-0.

Over the next 12 minutes of the half, the Warhawks allowed 12 more shots with Kasner saving three more before Awuku-Darkoh scored her second goal of the night putting the Bears up 3-0.

The Warhawks attempted again to get upfield on the Bears before being turned back as the Bears counterattack played the ball into Hargus who netted it from inside the penalty area.

“Props to Central Arkansas,” Wheelock said. “They came out flying and ready to take advantage of mistakes. They played very well and were clinical in finishing.”

ULM found some form of attack in the 75th minute as midfielder Annelore Mievis took the Warhawks’ only shot of the game and missed wide left.

Kasner’s day would not be done though, and saved three more shots.

“We can’t dwell on this one,” Wheelock said. “We must bounce back and quickly. We have three games in the next nine days. Time to buckle down and go back to the drawing board.”

The Warhawks will look to bounce back next week as they travel to Baton Rouge on Wednesday to take on Southern University, before returning home on Friday for a match versus Arkansas State to open conference play for the Warhawks.