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Sluggish start gets worse for Trojan soccer

Submitted by Greg Garcia on October 3, 2012 – 7:16 pmOne Comment

It has been a frustrating start to the season for head coach Freddy Delgado and his Trojan soccer team. Ranked dead last in the Sun Belt Conference standings, the Trojans now face an uphill climb to get back in the playoff picture.

Last weekend the Trojans dropped a pair of conference home games to Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe, failing to score a goal in either contest.

Against the Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette, the Trojans were defeated by a score of 1-0 in a highly competitive contest.

During the match the Trojans only managed to put up ten shots, while Louisiana Lafayette put up 22. The Ragin Cajun offense finally broke though when Hayden Gibson scored a goal in the 81st minute of play to break the tie.

The Trojans were handed another difficult lost this past Sunday, as they fell to Louisiana-Monroe 1-0.

Despite out shooting the War Hawks by seven shots, it would be another second half goal by a visiting team that stymied any hope of the Trojans first win.

So far this season the Trojan offense attack has been stagnant. The Trojans are currently last in the conference in goals and goals per game.

Those statistics were echoed yet again this past weekend as the Trojans failed to find the back net in its two games. Through four conference games, the Trojans have been outscored 12-0.

With only one win though the first 12 games, frustration is beginning to boil over as the regular season slowly starts to wind down.

Fortunately for the Trojans, the top eight teams at the end of the regular season advance to the conference tournament. As of now, the Trojans sit just one game back from the eight and final playoff spot.

The Trojans have six remaining games in conference play. Three of  those games will be played on the road, starting with a crucial two game road trip to the state of Alabama beginning on Friday.

Of those six games, the Trojans will face three teams with a winning percentage of at least .500 (North Texas, Florida International, and Arkansas State).

Fortunately for the Trojans, the next two games will be played against South Alabama and Troy who both have losing records.

 

Last weekend the Trojans dropped a pair of conference home games to Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe, failing to score a goal in either contest.

Against the Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette, the Trojans were defeated by a score of 1-0 in a highly competitive contest.

During the match the Trojans only managed to put up ten shots, while Louisiana Lafayette put up 22. The Ragin Cajun offense finally broke though when Hayden Gibson scored a goal in the 81st minute of play to break the tie.

The Trojans were handed another difficult lost this past Sunday, as they fell to Louisiana-Monroe 1-0.

Despite out shooting the War Hawks by seven shots, it would be another second half goal by a visiting team that stymied any hope of the Trojans first win.

So far this season the Trojan offense attack has been stagnant. The Trojans are currently last in the conference in goals and goals per game.

Those statistics were echoed yet again this past weekend as the Trojans failed to find the back net in its two games. Through four conference games, the Trojans have been outscored 12-0.

With only one win though the first 12 games, frustration is beginning to boil over as the regular season slowly starts to wind down.

Fortunately for the Trojans, the top eight teams at the end of the regular season advance to the conference tournament. As of now, the Trojans sit just one game back from the eight and final playoff spot.

The Trojans have six remaining games in conference play. Three of  those games will be played on the road, starting with a crucial two game road trip to the state of Alabama beginning on Friday.

Of those six games, the Trojans will face three teams with a winning percentage of at least .500 (North Texas, Florida International, and Arkansas State).

Fortunately for the Trojans, the next two games will be played against South Alabama and Troy who both have losing records.

 

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