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Published: October 23, 2011

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of South Alabama soccer team suffered its first loss at The Cage this season when Sun Belt Conference foe Western Kentucky topped the Jaguars 1-0 Sunday afternoon.

“I was very disappointed with our effort today,” said USA head coach Mike Varga. “We didn’t look tired from our effort, but we looked lethargic and that’s not acceptable at this point in the season. We’ll try to get our legs back through the week and be ready to play Troy on Friday. Hopefully, we’ll be rested through that game to go into the conference tournament and be ready to play our last few games.”

USA falls to 11-4-3 on the season and 4-3-2 in the SBC while WKU advances to 11-6-1 overall and 6-3-1 in conference play.

After 79 scoreless minutes the Hilltoppers’ Allie Auscherman headed in the game-winning goal off a pass from Amanda Buechel.

The Jaguars attempted eight shots on the day but were unable to find the net.

The Jags will close out the regular season at Troy on Oct. 28 at 3 p.m.

USA goalkeeper sophomore Melissa Drish (Conyers, Ga.) made five saves bringing her season total to 96.

For more information about South Alabama athletics, check back with www.usajaguars.com. Season tickets for all Jaguar athletic events can be purchased by calling (251) 461-1USA (1872).


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