BEAUMONT, Texas — Rachelle Barry’s goal in the 63rd minute broke a 1-1 tie and proved to be the difference as Lamar dealt the University of Central Arkansas women’s soccer team a 2-1 loss in Southland Conference women’s soccer play on Friday.
Lamar (8-7-2, 5-2-1 Southland) jumped ahead within the first five minutes on a goal from Lisa Hance, but UCA (5-10-2, 1-6-1) kept the Lady Cardinals from extending the lead and eventually drew even in the second half on a goal from freshman Cassie Lange – her third of the season. Junior Carrissa Rossi recorded her team-leading third assist of the season.
Less than three minutes later, Barry took a long pass from LU goalkeeper Jennifer Gibbs and struck what would be the game-winning goal for the Lady Cards.
Lamar held a 22-11 shots advantage, putting eight shots on goal to four for the Bears.
Sophomore goalkeeper Lyndzey Goff played the first half, making two saves and allowing one goal. Junior Kelsey Gochnauer took over for the second half and recorded four saves while surrendering a score.
The Bears will conclude their season Sunday in Lake Charles, La., taking on McNeese State at 1 p.m.