Lady Mustangs trash Bearcats

Damian Atamenwan

Maddie Fraser wins a tackle against Southwest Baptist. (Photo by Hannah Hofmann)

MSU women soccer swept Southwest Baptist aside in an impressive fashion as the Mustangs marked their second win of the season.

The Mustangs started with several key players that worked hard to be aggressive within the first few minutes.

MSU came close to getting an early lead but the shots went off target or got saved.

Finally, after 15 minutes of play, Senior Lindsay Pritchard unselfishly supplied a cross for Kelsey Hill to nod in the opener.

Hill, an attack-minded player, confirmed MSU’s winning goal in their season debut.

The Bearcats tried to strike back with an equalizer but MSU’s defense was unrelenting and took no chances.

Goalkeeper Mallory Whitworth made important saves especially when Southwest Baptist’s Jade Barnden seemed threatening.

Pritchard, again, was the inspiration behind the second goal in the 56th minute. She sent a cross to Emily Saville who tucked in a fine volley past the keeper.

Saville also recorded her second of the season.

Freshman Callie Briseno was solid defensively against the bearcats and played with power and pace. Whitworth also played good defense and was a shot stopper indeed.

After having two assists and a few attempts on goal, Pritchard finally scored in the 85th minute with help from Hill.

MSU had five minutes left to defend the 3-0 lead.

Although she didn’t score, Maddie Fraser had a superb game and kept Bearcat’s Goalie Megan Link on her toes.

Fraser had a tally of seven shots on goal Thursday night.

MSU is set to play Angelo State Friday, 7 p.m. at the Mustangs’ soccer fields.

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