The Mississippi Gulf Coast women's soccer team cruised to its second road win in as many days Saturday, blasting Southwest Tennessee 4-0 in Memphis.
Erin Longsden (So., Droylsden Academy/Manchester, England) had a pair of first-half goals to propel the Lady Bulldogs (2-1). She tied for the team lead in goals last season, but had been struggling had seen a slew of shots bang off the posts early this year.
"Today was really big, giving her confidence," Gulf Coast coach Jackie Rhodes said. "She scored a PK and then two minutes later she scored another goal."
"We played really well," Rhodes said. "We were able to move around a lot of players to get some chances on goal. We were able to capitalize."
Chascidi Martin (Fr., Terry/Byram) registered her second shutout in as many days.
"These two games this weekend were huge for us going forward," Rhodes said. "We've got some confidence going in to a big game against Jones on Friday."
Gulf Coast opens MACJC South Division play Friday when the Lady Bulldogs travel to Jones County. The division home opener is Sept. 5 when Pearl River visits the MGCCC Soccer Complex.
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