Warhawks Face Off Against Troy and Southern Miss

Match 16: Troy Trojans vs. ULM Warhawks Date & Time: Thursday, October 19, 2023, 7 p.m. Location: Brown Stadium, Monroe, Louisiana TV/Stream: ESPN+ Live Stats: ULMWarhawks.com

Match 17: ULM Warhawks vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles Date & Time: Sunday, October 22, 2023, 1 p.m. Location: Southern Miss Track & Field and Soccer Complex, Hattiesburg, Mississippi TV/Stream: ESPN+ Live Stats: SouthernMiss.com

Match Notes

Monroe, Louisiana – ULM is in the midst of the soccer season, with an upcoming match against Troy at Brown Stadium on Thursday at 7 p.m. Afterward, they will play their final regular-season road match against Southern Miss at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Warhawks are currently on an impressive unbeaten streak of five matches, with two wins and three draws. Their recent performance includes a 2-2 draw against Arkansas State. ULM’s overall record stands at 8-2-5, with a conference record of 3-1-3. In contrast, Troy has struggled, holding a 5-8-2 overall record and a winless 0-5-2 conference record. They have not won a match in their last nine outings. Southern Miss is also facing challenges with a 6-7-1 overall record and a conference record of 3-3-1, having lost their last two matches.

Follow the Warhawks – For live stats and video streams for all matches, you can visit ULMWarhawks.com and navigate to the soccer schedule page to select the opponent for that day.

Last Time Out – In their previous match against Arkansas State, ULM took an early lead with a goal in the 19th minute by Inge Konst, assisted by Mara Grutkamp. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, as Arkansas State equalized in the 68th minute. ULM regained the lead in the 73rd minute with a goal by Lucia Lobato, assisted by Grutkamp, but A-State managed to equalize again shortly after. ULM had several opportunities to secure the win in the final minutes, but couldn’t find the back of the net.

Series Notes vs. Troy – ULM and Troy are set to meet for the 19th time on Thursday at Brown Stadium. The Warhawks have been unbeaten in their last two meetings, with a 3-3 draw in 2022 and a 1-0 win in the 2021 Sun Belt Conference Championship. However, Troy last defeated ULM with a 2-1 overtime win in 2021. ULM aims for their first three-game unbeaten streak against Troy since their first three meetings from 2005 to 2007.

Series Notes vs. Southern Miss – ULM and Southern Miss are meeting for the 10th time on Sunday in Hattiesburg. ULM has won the last two encounters, including a 4-1 victory in 2022. However, ULM has yet to secure a win in Hattiesburg, with Southern Miss outscoring them 19-1 in their four previous matches.

Warhawks Rising in RPI – ULM has seen improvements in their RPI ranking, moving to No. 60 in the latest NCAA rankings. Their rise in the rankings is due to draws against strong opponents like South Alabama and James Madison, along with a close loss to Mississippi State. ULM still has one more opportunity to face an RPI Top 50 opponent in the regular season when they play No. 46 Old Dominion on October 26.

Konst Continues to Make Mark – Inge Konst, a junior from the Netherlands, has been making a significant impact in the 2023 season, with eight goals and four assists. Her goal in the last match marked her 50th career point, ranking her third on ULM’s all-time points list. She is also tied for third in career goals and has become ULM’s all-time leader in penalty kicks made. Her remarkable performance this season includes eight goals, which ties her for the sixth-most in a single season in ULM’s history.

Blaise-ing a New Path – Junior Skylar Blaise has become a key player for the Warhawks, with 11 points this season, including four goals and three assists. She had an impressive performance with six points in a recent match against Texas State, and her contributions have been vital to the team’s success.

Stopka Approaches Top of the Mountain – Junior Janet Stopka has tallied four goals this season, bringing her career total to 20, placing her second on ULM’s all-time career goals list. She has also scored two game-winning goals this season and is steadily climbing ULM’s career records.

Grutkamp Assisting Warhawks to Success – Junior Mara Grutkamp has become ULM’s second-highest career assists leader, with 16 assists. She has also made her mark in other career categories, such as shots, goals, and game-winning goals.

Lobato Making the Most of Her Final Season – Senior Lucia Lobato, one of the three seniors on the team, has set a career high this season with three goals. She has been making the most of her final season, contributing to ULM’s success.

Freshman Holmes Making an Impact – Freshman Libby Holmes has earned five career points in her debut season, with her first goal and assists. She has been a consistent starter for the team.

Leal, Castro Battling for Goalkeeper Position – Goalkeepers Mickaela Leal and Alexa Castro have shared playing time throughout the season. Leal boasts an impressive record as ULM’s all-time career leader in goals against average, and Castro has posted several shutouts this season.

Rallyhawks – ULM has displayed a penchant for comebacks this season, rallying for wins or draws in seven matches when trailing.

Record Breakers – Under the guidance of Head Coach Will Roberts, ULM has made substantial progress, achieving numerous records in both single-game and single-season statistics.

A Look Ahead – ULM concludes the regular season with a Senior Day match against Old Dominion on October 26 at 7 p.m.
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