WKU soccer can’t hang on late to FIU

Herald Staff

In what began as a close contest, the Lady Toppers’ match against Florida International (8-4-1, 5-0 Sun Belt Conference) turned sour late as they were unable to answer two late scores and ultimately fell, 4-2.

WKU (5-5-2, 3-2 Conference) had won its last couple of games late. But Friday night, those fortunes reversed.

Sophomore midfielder Sydney Sisler was credited with WKU’s only two shots of a scoreless first half.

Junior midfielder Mallory Outerbridge got the Lady Toppers on the scoreboard four minutes into the second half with a goal off of a penalty kick. Outerbridge scored her sixth goal of the season in the 83rd minute.

Her second goal tied the score at two following goals by FIU in 57th and 77th minutes.

WKU was unable to stop the league’s top team from scoring late as FIU scored two goals in the final eight minutes of action.

FIU outshot the Lady Toppers 16-8 in the match.

Outerbridge led the team with four shots on goal, while junior goalkeeper Libby Stout recorded six saves, four of them being in the second half.

WKU now sits tied with four other teams for the second-best record in the Sun Belt.