Troy football gang with Georgia Southern in conference opener – The Troy Messenger

Troy football ties with Georgia Southern in conference opener

Published Monday 19 September 2022 at 9:26 am

The Troy Trojans (2-3-2) football team earned their second tie of the season against the Georgia Southern Eagles in the Sun Belt Conference opener on Sunday.

Neither Troy nor Georgia Southern managed to score in the contest as both teams utilized dominant defense. While Troy isn’t thrilled with a tie, it’s the first time since 2019 the Trojans haven’t lost their conference opener. This was the second time a Troy match ended in a tie this season and the fourth tie for Georgia Southern this season.

Goalie Lindsey LaRoche made four saves for the Trojans, while Eagle goalie Michaela Mikko also made four saves. Both Mikko and LaRoche played in goal for all 90 minutes of the game. It was LaRoche’s third shutout of the season.

“It was a fight today. It was hot and I felt the girls adjusted well to the game plan,” said Troy coach Robert Lane. “They were able to create great chances to give themselves a chance to score.

“More importantly, we were organized defensively, which limited Georgia Southern’s offense. We didn’t allow them to hit us. I’m happy with the result and we’ll get the point because we’re unbeaten in conference play at the moment.”

Troy travels to Mobile for another conference game against South Alabama on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m

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