Published 11:28 pm Monday, September 5, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. – Monday was a day of firsts for the Lamar women’s soccer team as it claimed a 3-0 victory over host Southern University in a non-conference game.

It was the first win of the season for the Cardinals (1-5-0) as well as the first career victory and shutout for LU freshman goalkeeper Rachel Gries, who made six saves to register the first-ever shutout as Southern’s brand new Jaguar Park. It was also the first win at LU for veteran coach Steve Holeman. In addition, the 8:30 a.m. kickoff was the earliest ever starting time in the 10-year history of the LU women’s soccer program.

“It feels great to get that first win, obviously,” Holeman said. “I’m happy for the players. They needed this.”

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Monday’s contest was makeup of Sunday’s contest was stopped because of lightning less than 20 minutes into the contest with LU holding a 3-0 lead. Those stats were all wiped out, and the teams started anew.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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