Success strikes for ULM

Maggie Eubanks and Kevin Wade

ULM is back in the win column. After a series of disappointing losses, the Warhawks took home two consecutive wins. Last Friday, ULM (9-3-1, 3-3-1) won at home 2-1 against the Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-9,0-7) after a lengthy weather delay caused the referees to stop the game short. 

Late in the second half multiple lightning strikes caused the game to be delayed with 19:38 remaining, 38 seconds after the game became an official match. 

Players got back on the field after an hour-long delay, but lighting continued to strike which resulted in the game to be a victory for ULM.

In the first half the Mountaineers got on the board first 1-0 at the 23rd minute. The early goal was the Mountaineers’ first time getting a lead on a Sun Belt Conference opponent this season.

The Warhawks answered back quickly with senior Theoni Zerva scoring off an assist from freshman Inge Konst during the 27th minute.

The game was tied up at 1-1 until the Warhawks’ best goal scorer Courtney Marten put the ball in the back of the net in the 38th minute. This goal put ULM up 2-1 moving into the second half. 

Junior goalkeeper Haley Hillock was the hero for the Warhawks in the second half stopping App State from tying the game three times in the second half. 

The offense for ULM seemed to be producing late in the second half as the game was stopped on a Warhawk corner kick, and they had four shots before the delay. 

ULM outshot the Mountaineers 13-5 with seven shots on goal. This came as no surprise though as the Warhawks are second in conference for shots with 285. 

This was the Warhawks’ first win against App State since the Mountaineers joined the Sun Belt Conference in 2014. 

ULM seeks to continue their win streak when they travel to San Marcos, Texas to face conference opponent Texas State on Friday.