Friday, 19 October 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women's soccer team overcame a muddy field to beat LeTourneau University 2-0 Saturday afternoon in Longview. The UMHB women improve to 5-3-1 overall and 2-2-1 in American Southwest Conference play with the win. The loss drops the Yellowjackets to 0-10 overall and 0-4 in the ASC on the season.
The Cru grabbed a 1-0 lead on Darla Gregory's goal in the 23rd minute. It would stay that way into the second half before Jordan Powers added an insurance goal for UMHB. The Cru defense held LeTourneau to just six shots in the match as Sarah Kathryn Robinson posted the shutout in goal.
The Cru women will now return home to take on Concordia Texas on Friday. That match will start at 5 p.m. as the opener of a doubleheader at the Cru Soccer Fields.
Men's team beats LeTourneau
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men's soccer team grabbed an early lead and never looked back in a soggy 4-0 win over LeTourneau University Saturday evening in Longview. The Cru moves to 5-2-1 overall and 3-1-1 in American Southwest Conference play with the victory. LeTourneau falls to 2-7 overall and 1-3 in ASC play with the loss.
Derek Geels gave UMHB a 1-0 lead when he connected off a pass from Scott Poole in the fifth minute. It would stay that way into the second half before Geels came up big again. He converted a penalty kick in the 66th minute and then added a third goal on a free kick three minutes later. Jordan Freeman closed out the scoring off an assist from John Williams in the 85th minute and the Cru defense held on to post the shutout in a game played on a muddy field in a driving rain. UMHB outshot the Yellowjackets 10-5 in the victory.
The Cru men will now return home to take on Concordia Texas on Friday. That match will start at 7 p.m. as the second half of a doubleheader at the Cru Soccer Fields.