Women’s soccer wins against UTPB

Makayla Scheck

The women’s soccer team won the game against UT-Permian Basin on Sept. 24 with a score of 3-0, adding another shut out onto its record.

Compared to the past few games when the first half has seemed to be an issue, the women decided to make a change. Destinee Williamson, forward and criminal justice senior, made the first goal at the 19:49 mark of the first half. The energy in the first half seemed to be just as high as the second half.

The game against Angelo State on Sept. 22 was a big reality check for the women’s team, according to Madison Davis, midfielder and criminal justice sophomore. Davis completed a penalty kick during the first half to bring the score to 2-0.

“I think last week we were down 2-0, then we came back and tied it 2-2 and won with 19 seconds. Friday, we were in the same situation and we tied it 2-2 but it didn’t go in our favor, which kind of showed us that it won’t happen every time,” Davis said.

That reality check was just what the team needed. They played better than they have as a whole against UTPB rather then during the past few games.

The team has also faced a different formation system this weekend, compared to what they are used to.

“This team plays in a 3-5-2 and so did Angelo. So, it was the second day of us playing against that system. I think we learned a lot from Friday’s game and we were able adjust ourselves tactically to be successful in this game,” head coach Damian Clarke said.

At the 27:52 mark of the second half, Sarah Steward, defender and chemistry sophomore, made the shot that completed the final score of 3-0.

This shut out will put the women’s soccer team at an overall of 5 wins and 2 losses.

The Mustangs will return to Stangs Park on Oct.13 against Texas A&M-Commerce at 7 p.m.