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Whitney Jorgenson scored two goals in Middle Tennessee's 2-nil shutout of Louisiana on Sunday. (MT Athletic Communications) Whitney Jorgenson scored two goals in Middle Tennessee's 2-nil shutout of Louisiana on Sunday. (MT Athletic Communications)

October 7, 2012 · @MTAthletics

LAFAYETTE, La. - Senior striker Whitney Jorgenson recorded two goals as Middle Tennessee soccer secured a 2-0 shutout over Louisiana on Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Raiders controlled the offensive attack, out maneuvering the Ragin' Cajuns, 17-9 in the shot column. MT had eight of their 17 shots on goal, while collecting six corners in the match.

Early goals have been the mantra for the Blue Raiders this season. Jorgenson added her fifth goal from a Regina Thomas cross at the fourth minute to put MT up 1-nil. The goal was the 12th this season in the first 15 minutes of the match. In the first half, Middle Tennessee outshot Louisiana, 7-3.

Middle Tennessee added the security goal when Jorgenson tapped in a shot from 10 yards out. Freshman Kate Loye was credited with her fifth assist. Jorgenson has eight goals and six assists for 22 points in 14 matches.

Freshman Kelsey Brouwer (7-2) collected her third shutout this season, making two saves on nine shot attempts. UL's Amanda Moorefield gave up two goals, while notching five saves.

Sunday's win marked the best start for a Blue Raider soccer team since the 2006 squad posted a 12-2 mark in their first 14 games. Middle Tennessee has won six straight matches dating back to Sept. 21. The victory over UL marked the 10 consecutive win against the Cajuns since 2003.

"It's good to get a second win on the weekend, especially being on the road," said head coach Aston Rhoden. "UL was a strong team and I am proud of how our team managed the game."

For the first time in two weeks, the Blue Raiders return to the friendly confines of the Dean A. Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium. MT hosts Troy on Oct. 12 and South Alabama on Oct. 14 for 'Think Pink' weekend.

 

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