Women’s soccer falls to SCAC opponents


Game 1

This past weekend, the University of Dallas women’s soccer team lost 1-0 in an away game to Southwestern University in overtime. This game was the third straight Friday in October that the Crusaders have gone to overtime. The previous two overtimes ended in ties, but this one, unfortunately, ended in a loss for the Crusaders.

Dallas lost the previous match to Southwestern 3-0, but the Crusaders took a step in the right direction by taking the Pirates to overtime. The match was going to be a difficult fight for Dallas, as Southwestern currently sits in second place in the SCAC, with a conference record of 8-3.

The Southwestern Pirates outshot Dallas by a total of 24-10. The Crusaders were led in shots by junior midfielder Elisa Duran from Pomona, Calif. Other girls who recorded multiple shots for Dallas were freshmen Bekah Gonzalez from Reno, Nev. and Monica O’Donnell from Lincoln, Neb.

“This weekend we didn’t get the results we wanted, but we battled extremely hard the entire time against the 2nd place team in our conference,” said Head Coach Lexi Stinson.

Junior goalkeeper Olivia Severson from La Crosse, Wisc., played the entire game for Dallas in goal and recorded 11 saves.

Southwestern had most of the momentum in overtime, with 3 shots on goal. The winning goal was scored by the Pirates during the first overtime in the 95th minute.

Game 2

This past Sunday, Oct. 28, the University of Dallas women’s soccer team faced off against conference opponent Texas Lutheran University (TLU). The Crusaders lost 1-0 for a second consecutive game.

The TLU Bulldogs outshot the Crusaders by 27-4. It was expected to be a tough matchup for Dallas, as TLU is currently in 3rd place in the conference with a 8-4-2 conference record. Freshman forward Monica O’Donnell from Lincoln, Neb., led the team in shots with 2 and had one of the first shots in the game in the 4th minute. Fellow freshman Maddie Rodriguez from San Antonio, Texas, also managed a shot of her own, and junior midfielder Elisa Duran from Pomona, Calif., had the other shot for the Crusaders.

“We will face TLU again next weekend in the conference tournament,” said Head Coach Lexi Stinson. “We learned a lot from our game against them on Sunday. We are excited for the postseason.”

Junior goalkeeper Olivia Severson from La Crosse, Wisc, played all 90 minutes in goal for the Crusaders and recorded 10 saves to keep the game close.

Dallas moved to 2-8-2 in the SCAC and have the 6th seed in the tournament. The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) tournament will take place this upcoming Friday through Sunday, Nov. 2-4, at Trinity University in San Antonio.


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