After a season postponement of six months, the Southeastern Louisiana women’s soccer team claimed the 2020 Southland Conference Tournament Championship with a 3-0 win over Sam Houston Saturday afternoon at Lamar Soccer Complex.
The Lady Lions (8-2-4) opened Saturday’s championship on the attack as they outshot the Bearkats (7-6-1) 11-4 in the first half. Junior Jamie Raines scored her first of two goals in the 13th minute off a corner kick from sophomore Mya Guillory as Southeastern took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Southeastern’s defense clamped down as they faced six corner kicks in the half, 11 for the game. But the Lady Lions’ back line, which has yielded just three goals in the last 11 matches, held strong. Raines scored her second goal of the match in the 63rd minute off a great cross perfectly placed by sophomore Paityn Bretzer giving Southeastern a 2-0 lead. The final goal came from freshman Hailie Yoder. The Gilbert, Arizona native scored off the assist from Raines to give the Lady Lions a 3-0 lead in the 67th minute as Southeastern capped off an amazing run with a conference tournament title.