Here’s the diving save by @NSUDemonsSOC keeper Acelya Aydogmus to keep @McNeeseSoccer’s Rachel Palet from scoring! #SouthlandStrong #NeverYield #GeauxPokes pic.twitter.com/5davR4jgyr— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 8, 2019 NSU’s Norma Trejo issued a textbook cross into the box for Rachel Brandt, whose one-timer was stopped by Cowgirls’ goalie Emma Roccaforte. The ball fell right to the feet of Draguisevich, who had a wide-open goal to score on. Olivia Draguisevich calls GAME! The rookie puts away the rebound for the golden goal and sends @NSUDemonsSOC through to the Southland Conference Tournament Championship! #SouthlandStrong #NeverYield pic.twitter.com/4FBT6AkUBh— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 In a scoreless first half, the first dangerous chance came in the 21st minute, when Rachel Palet squared up on the ball and fired one to the upper left corner that was punched away by NSU goalkeeper Acelya Aydogmus. Aydogmus made a pair of dazzling saves in the second period, with the first coming in the 59th minute when she dove to her right to stop Palet’s free kick. The second came 14 minutes later as a free ball found Kiana Kukaua on the back side, but her volley went right at Aydogmus. Box Score | Photo GalleryCONWAY, Ark. – No. 2 Northwestern State secured a spot in Sunday’s Southland Conference Soccer Tournament championship match with a 1-0 win over No. 6 McNeese on Friday evening. Freshman Olivia Draguisevich scored the game-winning goal in the 98th minute for the Lady Demons. ANOTHER ONE.Acelya Aydogmus makes another diving stop to keep Kiana Kukaua out. #SouthlandStrong #NeverYield #GeauxPokes pic.twitter.com/fP3oONyuuZ— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 8, 2019 NSU responded eight minutes later with Trejo drilling one that was on its way to sneak underneath the crossbar before Roccaforte got a hand on it. The Demons threatened just before half as Nicole Henry’s ball into the box connected with Trejo, whose shot was deflected out for a corner kick. On the set piece, Draguicevich attempted header went just wide of the frame. Norma Trejo’s shot is punched away by Emma Roccaforte to keep the match scoreless! #SouthlandStrong #NeverYield #GeauxPokes pic.twitter.com/VtmeR7htTc— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 8, 2019 The Lady Demons will face the winner of top-seeded Lamar and No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in Sunday’s title match at 1:05 p.m.
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