ULM beats Jaguars 5-1, falls in 1st conference game, 3-1


ULM soccer traveled to Baton Rouge to take on the Southern University Jaguars on Wednesday for an in-state battle.

The Warhawks would dominate and win 5-1.

ULM came out of the gate ready to play early in this game as multiple scoring chances were created early on.

Sticking to the game plan, Camryn Ciaramella was able to convert one of those chances into a goal in the 36th minute to give ULM the 1-0 lead.

ULM continued to put pressure on the Jaguar defense and Mackenzie Bell was able to take advantage and put ULM up 2-0 four minutes into the second half.

Warhawks showed their depth on the attacking front as Madi Garza, Melissa Taft and Rahel Zerazion all added a goal of their own for ULM as they took a 5-0 lead.

“We had five goals by five different players,” said Keyton Wheelock, the head coach. 

ULM surrendered a lone goal by Aniya Clark.

“We need to make sure we’re playing all 90 minutes,” said Wheelock. “All in all, I was proud of the way the team bounced back after a rough start.”

After the win versus Southern, ULM went on to play Arkansas State (5-3) Friday to open up Sun Belt Conference play.

The Warhawks would fall, 3-1.

ULM (3-4-1) controlled the game early. Taylor Altieri fired a perfectly placed ball into the back of the net to secure her first goal of the season and give the Warhawks the lead at the nine-minute mark.

Warhawk defense had a solid game as they stopped multiple scoring opportunities, but Sarah Sodoma was able to break free before half time and tie the game.

The Red Wolves went on a shooting spree as they tallied 15 shots compared to just three from the Warhawks.

Junior goalie Rian Kasner kept the Warhawks in the game as she made career high nine saves.

Sophia Restrepo was able to sneak the ball past her twice in the second half to give the Redwolves a 3-1 lead.

“[Kasner] made some phenomenal saves,” Wheelock said. “Rian had one of the best games and sessions I’ve ever seen from her tonight.”

ULM will be on the road for the next game as they travel to Alabama to face off against conference opponent South Alabama.