Baton Rouge, La. | Chioma Eriken recorded a school record 22 saves in a heartbreaker, losing, 1-0 in overtime to rival Grambling State University Lady Tigers in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play on Friday night in Jaguar Park.
It took Grambling's Kaylee Holt 14-seconds into overtime to get a back-heel pass from #17 Kailey Pena to steal the victory.
The Lady Tigers (6-7 overall, 3-1 SWAC) had a chance to capture the lead in the second half when Holt was fouled in the penalty box, giving her the opportunity. Holt shot was online when Eriken stretched out for the save. Despite the offensive onslaught, the even keel goalkeeper was able to make some impressive saves for Southern (2-8 overall, 1-5 SWAC).
GSU outshot SU 15-1 in the first half and 17-3 in the second half. Grambling also held the advantage in corner kicks, 4-2.
A total of 27 fouls were call (19 SU - 8 GSU) and two yellow cards were issued to Southern.
Eriken’s save totals are the most by any D-I goalie in a single match this year, topping the previous high of 20, set by PVAMU’s Quinn Josiah. she also leads the nation in saves. She breaks the record held by former Jaguar Divinity Bradley 20 save performance versus Southeastern, September 16, 2007.
Southern will back in action Sunday to face the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. UAPB (1-2-1 SWAC, 1-5-1 Overall) comes into Sunday's match after fall to Jackson State University 3-1.