YellowJackets shut out Louisiana College
LONGVIEW – Christine Baker's goal 49 seconds after the opening whistle set the tone for the rest of the match as the LeTourneau YellowJackets trounced Louisiana College 4-0 for their first win of the season Thursday.
LeTourneau (1-13-1, 1-8-1 American Southwest Conference) dominated every aspect of the match as the YellowJackets snapped a 14-game winless streak.
Three LeTourneau players scored their first goal of the season in the win over Louisiana College, including Baker (Cleveland, Texas/Caney Creek), the lone senior on the Jackets' squad.
Amanda De Leon (College Station, Texas/A&M Consolidated) and Chloe Sinclair (Conroe, Texas/Conroe) also found the back of the net for the first time in 2010. For freshman Sinclair, the insurance goal in the 53rd minute was also the first of her collegiate career.
The YellowJackets wasted precious little time getting on the scoreboard after the start of each half. Junior forward Jody Lang (pictured) (Brandon, Ore./Pacific HS) netted her second goal of the season 29 seconds into the second half to put LeTourneau ahead 3-0.
Lauren Muniz (Temple, Texas/Temple) assisted on both of LeTourneau's second half goals. Megan Perry (Whitehouse, Texas/Whitehouse) assisted on De Leon's first-half strike.
Though LeTourneau and Louisiana College possessed similar records entering the match, the visiting Wildcats were overmatched throughout the contest and the YellowJackets took advantage. LeTourneau outshot the Cats 37-2 over the course of the afternoon.
Starting goalkeeper Nicole Tammelin didn't need to do much in order to notch her first victory of the season. She stopped the Cats' only shot on goal during her 45 minute between the pipes in the first half.
With a 2-0 halftime lead and 22-2 advantage in shots, the Jackets opted to put freshman keeper Falon Renfroe (Corinth, Texas/Denton Guyer) in goal for the second half. Like her junior counterpart, Renfroe tallied a clean sheet and snuffed out any scoring opportunities.
In the meantime, Tammelin got a chance to display her field skills, and narrowly missed on a pair of well-placed scoring chances during the last 10 minutes of the game.
The YellowJackets will compete in their last home match when they host Mississippi College today. Opening kickoff is slated for 3 p.m.