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Soccer sets out for weekend roadtrip

This weekend will be an eventful road trip for the SMU’s men’s and women’s soccer teams. The men travel to Huntington, W. Va. to face the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday night. The women travel to Memphis, Tenn. to play the University of Memphis tonight and then go southeast to Birmingham, Ala. to play the University of Alabama-Birmingham Sunday afternoon.

The men’s team is off to a 5-4 start with a 0-1 record in Conference USA. The team’s top three scorers have been senior midfielder/forward Arthur Ivo, sophomore forward Juan Castillo, and freshman midfielder Tyler Engel.

Ivo leads the team with nine points. He is tied for the team lead for goals with two and leads the team with five assists. Castillo follows close behind with seven points. Castillo also has two goals and has three assists. Engel places third with six points. Engel also has two of each. Goalkeeping has been dominated by sophomore Jaime Ibarra. Ibarra posts a 5-2 record, with two of his five wins being shutouts. Ibarra has only let by eight goals in his eight games in goal, resulting in an impressive 1.00 goals against average. One of the most important numbers for the men’s trip is their 3-0 record on the road, which Coach McClements and his squad will look to keep perfect. Also, the men will be going for their first conference win.

The women’s team has started their season off 7-5 with a conference record of 3-1. The girls’ success at scoring and their strong defense has contributed to the good start. The girls have outscored opponents 16-9 in their 12 games.

The squad’s leading scorers have been junior forward Kenzie Scovill, junior midfielder Mallory Baum and senior defender Kaitlyn Eidson. Scovill leads the team with goals with four and also has an assist. Baum is tied for the team lead in assists with two and trails Scovill by one with three goals. Eidson, although more recognized for her skill on the defense, has scored twice and has one assist.

The team’s primary goalkeeper, senior Courtney Webb, has played in 11 of the team’s 12 games and only allowed nine goals which gives her a .082 goals against average. Out of the team’s five recorded shutouts, Webb has played in four of them, most recently Sunday’s 1-0 win over Houston.

Unlike the men, the women have dominated at home instead of on the road. The girls are 6-1 so far at Westcott Field. Coach Erwin and his squad will look to turn around their 1-4 road record this weekend.  

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