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MT Soccer Drops 1-0 Decision

October 28, 2001 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Homestanding Louisiana-Lafayette scored the game's only goal in the 31st minute to take a 1-0 victory over Middle Tennessee in Sun Belt soccer action Sunday afternoon in Lafayette, La.

The Ragin' Cajuns' Gina Laujaunie netted her first goal of the season on an assist from Stacey Otzman at the 31-minute mark of the first half to give Lafayette the victory.

The Blue Raiders outshot the home team, 15-7, in the match, including 12-6 in the second half. But Lafayette goalie Lelie Beckman made four saves to give the Cajuns (6-10, 4-4 SBC) the win. MT goalie Jessica Busey, drawing her first start of the year, made three saves and allowed just the one goal for the Blue Raiders.

With the loss, Middle Tennessee (10-8, 3-5) finishes the regular season seventh in the Sun Belt, and faces conference tournament host Florida International Wednesday at 9 a.m. CT in Miami, Fla. Other matches on the first day of the SBC tournament include: North Texas versus Arkansas State at 3 p.m., South Alabama versus Western Kentucky at Noon, and Lafayette versus Denver at 6 p.m.

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