First-year scorers push Mustangs to 4-0 victory

With another strong showing on both sides of possession, the SMU Mustangs (5-3) women’s soccer team defeated the Sam Houston State Bearkats, 4-0 on Monday night.

In what was arguably their most dominant effort of the season, the Mustangs outshot Sam Houston State by 19 and scored two goals each half, including a goal early in the second by SMU’s leading scorer, Shelby Redman.

The scoring in the opening frame came quickly for SMU, as first-year midfielder Taylor Barg netted the first after just seven minutes of play, and was quickly followed by fellow freshman Kelsy Gorney in the 15th.

In net, junior goalie Lauryn Bodden was under little pressure on the evening, seeing only three shots on goal come her way. The Bearkats only mustered seven shots total in the game.

Redman’s goal put all doubt aside, but the third first-year to score on the night, forward Bari Kesner, had the last say in the 78th minute, sealing the final margin at 4-0.

With the win, SMU has won three of its last four matches, shutting out its competition in each victory. The list of out of conference opponents will end after the Mustangs’ next opponent however, as they will face Depaul at Wescott field.

The team’s head coach Chris Petrucelli will look to push his team to 6-3 before the team begins American Athletic Conference action later this month in Connecticut.

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