AUSTIN, Tx.| Southern University Jaguars' freshman Chioma Eriken recorded her first career shutout versus Huston-Tillotson defeating the Lady Rams, 2-0.
In a competitive offensive match, Southern pounced first scoring off a Desire George-McCool header for her first career goal with ten minutes left in the first period.
The Jaguars recorded six corner kicks and eight shots, while the Lady Rams recorded nine shots and two corner kicks in the first period.
Eriken start to her collegiate career has been a busy one, recording a league-high 53 saves with an 83% saving percentage, recorded five first-half saves.
Southern came out strong from intermission scoring within five minutes on an Abby Farias goal assisted by Sophia Zavala both season first to extend the lead, 2-0. The Jaguars recorded three shots in the first five minutes of the second period.
Southern cruised the rest of the way thanks to the hands of Eriken as she collected six more saves to close out the match, Huston-Tillotson was able to hold Southern to four shots the rest of the way.
The Jaguars will be back in action Friday, September 7 versus Northwestern State University for a 7 p.m. tilt at the Lady Demons Soccer Complex.
By the numbers:
> The First shutout of an opponent since 10/21/2016 versus Prairie View A&M
> The First shutout of a non-conference since opponent since 9/03/2010 versus Central Arkansas a 0-0 tie
> Nine Jaguars recorded a shot
> First victory since shutting out Prairie View A&M 10/21/16, 1-0
> Senior Desirae George-McCool recorded her first career goal.
> Chioma Eriken 53 saves ranks tenth behind Elaine Opusungu(2009-2011) on the career saves list.