It didn't take long after the kickoff for the Cowgirls and the Central Arkansas Bears to get down to business and show the fans they were in for a hard fought, physical game that saw a fight for nearly every ball. A playoff intensity enveloped the players from start to finish that kept the crowd fixed to their seats.

The back and forth static was such that throughout the first half a mere seven shots were taken, McNeese only getting off three. After thirty-seven minutes, UCAs Savannah Tidd hit Cowgirl net for the game's only score.

First Cowgirl Taste of Defeat

It was the first loss of 2018 on the Lake Charles pitch but that bitterness should be sweetened by the fact that the team fought hard and worked to win every minute and left it all out there.

Team Avoiding Training Room?

But Head Coach Drew Fitzgerald seemed to indicate his players had not been taking care of little individual injuries, nicks, bruises and soreness and stuff that could have hurt the team's chances of winning according to his post-game remarks. This is a lesson for our team in dealing with the little stuff ahead We came in a little banged up but had people not going to treatment. We have to handle ourselves from Friday to Sunday better than we did this weekend and in a 1-0 game where the shots on goal are equal maybe that’s the only difference in the game, we have to learn to deal with that. 

The Cowgirls now 3-2-1 in league play and 9-5-1, are at home again Friday night (12 Oct) when Abilene Christian comes to town for a 7 pm kickoff.