2-2 Mustangs look for road wins over weekend against Wildcats, Gamecocks

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Looking to rebound after their first home loss in almost two years, the Mustang women’s soccer team (2-2) will play the Davidson Wildcats (0-1-3) at 6 p.m. today and the South Carolina Gamecocks (3-0-1) at noon Sunday.

The team last played Davidson in 2010, easily getting by on a 3-0 victory. It was the only time these two schools have met for a women’s soccer match, and hopefully, for the Mustangs, will be a repeat of history.

SMU’s competition stiffens quickly, as South Carolina, which has yet to concede a goal this season, received 62 votes in the latest NSCAA poll, just six shy of being nationally ranked.

Head Coach Chris Petrucelli must be pleased with his team’s passing and ability to find the open player, given that 12 of his players’ goals have come from eight different shooters, led by junior Shelby Redman’s three.

SMU will need to use that skill and creativity in order to come out of this weekend with a winning record. With three straight home games coming up next week, this could be the point of the season the Mustangs begin to make
their push.

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