In the first two games over a closing road stretch, the Lady Buffs took control of the Lone Star Conference with victories over Texas Woman’s University 1-0 on Friday, Oct. 12 and TAMU Commerce 2-0 on Sunday, Oct. 14.
On Friday, it was freshman midfielder Hailey Girard who came up big with her first goal in her college career early in the game to sweep the TWU Pioneers for the season.
“It was an awesome feeling scoring my first college goal,” Girard said. “This was an important weekend toward our goal of winning the conference and I’m so glad to be a part of this great team.”
The Lady Buffs would ride on Girard’s goal and a sturdy defense, led by junior Yvette Bedoy’s four saves, to the victory.
Following the win against TWU, the Lady Buffs overcame the wet conditions and even its campaign series with TAMUC with senior striker Leslie Briggs knocking in her 14th goal of the year as sophomore striker Jasmine Schultz recorded the assist against the Lions.
“This weekend was a good indicator of who we are going to be in future games,” Schultz said “I’m very proud of this team and our performance this whole season and I look forward to the upcoming victories in conference play and in the tournament.”
Schultz’s assist brings her total assists up to two for the season.
“We came to Dallas and did what we needed to do which is to win both games,” Briggs said. “Overall, it was a really good weekend, not only did we win but we also had a shutout weekend. I don’t think we have done that since I’ve been here.
With Incarnate Word losing today, [our win] allows us to grab hold of first place.”
With the two road victories, the Lady Buffs improve to 8-3 in the Lone Star Conference and 9-5-1 overall. TWU falls to 4-5-1 in the LSC, 5-7-2 overall and TAMUC limps to 4-8 in the Lone Star and an overall record of 5-10. The WT Women continue their tour de force as they travel to San Antonio to avenge their earlier loss against Incarnate Word on Friday, Oct. 19 before looking to sweep the Rambelles of Angelo State for the season in San Angelo on Sunday.