The Nicholls State University women's soccer program fell in its final road matchup of the season at Sam Houston State dropping a 3-0 contest to the Bearkats at Pritchett Field in Huntsville, Texas.

The Colonels fell to 3-11-1 overall and 0-8-0 in the Southland Conference and Sam Houston State improved to 7-7-1 overall and to 5-2-1 in the SLC. 

A quick opening goal (22nd minute) by the Bearkats gave SHSU an early lead before another at the 34th minute granted a cushion heading into halftime. The second period saw a tougher defensive showing by the Colonels, as the Bearkats were unable to find their final score of the match until the 86th minute, slipping a shot just under the crossbar.

On the attack, the Colonels mustered three total shots on the day with one coming on goal, notching the latter from senior Blaire Laiche.

Redshirt junior Jade Gallaher took over between the posts for Nicholls, surrendering three goals in the match while securing 10 total saves. 

With the Colonels' road schedule wrapped up, the Colonels shift focus back to Thibodaux for their final home stretch, facing a trio of Southland opponents -- Northwestern State, Central Arkansas and Southeastern Louisiana -- over the next two weekends.

NICHOLLS VOLLEYBALL DROPS MATCH TO LAMAR

The Nicholls State University volleyball program was unable to find a consistent rhythm throughout Saturday afternoon's match at Lamar faltering in straight sets to the Cardinals despite closes scores in the first (26-24) and third (25-23) sets.

The Colonels fell to 10-9 overall and to 4-4 in the SLC.

Nicholls bolted out to a quick lead in the first set before a late rally by Lamar saw the Cardinals edge by for the 26-24 win; following a second set loss (25-19), the Colonels went toe-to-toe against the Cardinals throughout the third, dropping four consecutive points late as Lamar clinched the 25-23 victory.

Sophomore OH Emily Gauthreaux paced the Colonels on both sides of the court, notching a double-double as she led the team in both kills (11) and digs (13). Fellow sophomore RS Katie Jones posted the only other double-digit kill mark for the Colonels, picking up 10 on the day.

Meanwhile, junior S Meghan Wozniak flew under the radar with a squad-high 30 assists, tallying eight digs amd two kills as well.

The Colonels now turn their attention once again to a pair of back-to-back away matches, traveling south Thursday evening to face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before heading back north for a contest at Sam Houston State the following Sunday afternoon.