Lady Toppers beat UALR in first round of Sun Belt Tournament

Herald Staff

The Lady Topper soccer team is moving on to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament semifinals after topping Arkansas-Little Rock 2-1 in the first round of competition Wednesday afternoon.

UALR jumped out to a 1-0 lead after scoring on a free kick in the 29th minute. The Lady Trojans held that lead until halftime.

WKU responded in the second half, though. The Lady Toppers tied the game up on a header from senior midfielder Chrissy Tchoula in the 58th minute before taking the lead for good after freshman forward Iris Dunn scored her sixth goal of the season on an assist from senior forward Andrea Curry with 24 minutes to go.

The Lady Toppers will play in the next round on Friday against the winner of the opening-round game between Texas State and Troy.