BATON ROUGE, La. | Southern University Jaguars struggled offensively after a 52-minute lightning delay to start the contest, falling to Southeastern Louisiana University Lady Lions in a Monday night tilt, 3-0.
In the first period, Southeastern's Megan Gordan struck first on a free kick five yards outside the penalty box to take the lead, 1-0.
"We gave them a good game, we knew coming in after a loss Friday, we knew they were coming hard, we gave them a good game..." said head coach Jeremy Fontenot.
Southern was not able to get anything going offensively, recording one shot on goal in the first period to Southeastern's 10.
"...they [Southeastern] had a good defensive game plan, they [Southeastern] knew how we play and knew that we were coming fast pace." said coach Fontenot
The second period was a mirror image of the first, each team feeling each other out before the first shot was taken 12 minutes into the period by Southern's Sophia Zavala. Southeastern reversed the field keeping the offensive attack over the next six minutes. After, a hard foul in the penalty box committed by a Southern defender, Southeastern's Gordon scored her second goal of the game of a penalty kick.
Southeastern put the game out of reach six-minutes later when Payton Closon snuck a liner to the right corner of the net off of a 20 yard cross from teammate Caroline Lee who earned an assist.
Southern ended the game outshot 21-4.
Freshman Chioma Eriken recorded a career-high nine saves.
Desirae George-McCool, Sophia Zavala, Jessica Gutierrez, Jessenia Rivera each recorded a shot.
13 Jaguars will be heading back home to Texas when Southern take on Southland foe Lamar University, starting Friday, August 31, then to Austin, Texas to take on NAIA foe Huston-Tillotson.