Women’s soccer splits conference weekend

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Breanna Flores
Staff Writer

-----------------Photo by Luke Hollomon----------------- Sophomore midfielder Emily Rogers dribbles past two Centre defenders. All three players were soaked through for the entire 90 minutes of the game. Centre defeated the Lady Crusaders 3-0.
Chambers struggles to get to the ball as the rain continued to pour down on the UD women’s soccer team during Sunday’s match against Centre College.
-------------------Photo by Luke Hollomon------------------- Junior captain Marin Chambers struggles to get to the ball as the rain continued to pour down on the UD women’s soccer team during Sunday’s match against Centre College.

The University of Dallas women’s soccer team hosted their first Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) weekend at home against Sewanee: the University of the South and Centre College.

The Lady Crusaders kicked-off against the Sewanee Tigers this past Friday afternoon. Dallas began strong by scoring their first goal late in the first half with a goal from sophomore forward Claire Sexton. Sexton earned her second goal of the match in the 60th minute with an assist from freshman Nicole Johnson. Johnson snagged a goal before the game’s end with an assist from senior captain Rachel Yuengert, resulting in a 3-0 win over Sewanee. The Lady Crusaders improved to 10-3 overall and 2-1 in the SCAC, while Sewanee fell to 3-8-1 overall and 1-2 in the SCAC.

---------Photo by Luke Hollomon--------- Freshman defender Kayla Nguyen battles both the flooded field and her opponent in order to maintain possesion of the ball during the Sunday rain.

On Sunday, the Lady Crusaders stepped onto the field in pouring rain to take on the #12 Centre Colonels.

The two teams battled the weather as they fought to be the first to score. As the rain came and went, slowing down then picking back up, so did the rhythm of the play. With four minutes left in the first half, Centre slipped the ball just past Dallas keeper Brigid Hasson to take the 1-0 lead. Not only was Dallas unable to equalize, but the Colonels were able to squeeze in two more goals as the game concluded in a 3-0 loss for Dallas.

The UD women’s soccer team now stands at 10-4 overall and 2-2 in the SCAC. The Lady Crusaders will hit the road this Friday to face off against Hendrix College in Conway, AR.

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