The Louisiana women’s soccer team is ready to attack their season, but with a new season comes a new locker room.
On Aug. 12, with their bags in hand, they walked to their new locker room for the first time. Smiles spread across the faces of the team as they couldn’t believe the new addition.
A video tweeted from the Ragin’ Cajun Soccer twitter page shows the team amazed and multiple times one of the players can be heard saying “are you kidding me, this is awesome” and “this is so cool.”
New head coach Lance Key made it clear to his team that this is something to motivate them and let them know they should be proud to be a Ragin' Cajun.
“We wanted to give you guys something special, so when you walk in you guys have a sense of pride about being a part of this Louisiana soccer family,” Key said. “At the end of the day we want you to be proud when you walk into this place, so I hope you enjoy it.”
The season started for the Louisiana women’s soccer team on Aug. 22 with them participating in the Cardinal Classic. Louisiana lost both games against UTSA 2-0 and Lamar 5-1. Beginning their season 0-2, they went to face Northern Illinois in Dekalb, Illinois, on Saturday, ending the game in a tie, 4-4.
Louisiana scored four goals from Alex Augustyn, Gwen Mummert, Katherine Whitman and Telly Vunipola, assisted by Rachel Sutter and Karleene Bedre.
After a foul by NIU with 19 seconds remaining, Augustyn took a pass from Mummert and scored on a scramble in the box, sending the match to overtime.
In the first overtime, Louisiana had a shot attempt before NIU's Julia Lentz saved a last-second attempt from Rainey Niles in the second overtime to force the tie.
For Louisiana, Mackenzie Allen recovered four saves. The Ragin’ Cajuns will face off against Chicago State on Sunday before heading back to Lafayette for their first home game against Southern University on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.