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Women’s soccer celebrates weekend wins

The SMU Mustangs beat Southern Miss 3-1 Sunday afternoon on Wescott Field. This win puts the Mustangs on the top of Conference USA.

During the game, Junior Mallory Baum put SMU on the board just four minutes into the game.

Sunday’s victory comes after the women’s soccer team won their conference opener against No. 19 UCF 1-0 Friday night at Westcott Field.

Along with improving the Mustang’s record to 5-4-0, the Friday victory also earned the program’s first win over a ranked opponent since Nov. 15, 2002.

After a scoreless first-hour, the ball finally saw the back of the net when the Mustangs capitalized on a UCF foul, 25 yards out from the goal.

Sophomore Courtney Smith hit a low shot and teammate Kaitlyn Eidson got a helpful touch on it to direct the shot past UCF goalkeeper Aline Reis. The game-winning goal was Eidson’s first goal of the season.

The Knights led in shots on goal 13-5 but struggled to execute any shots to count on the scoreboard. The shutout SMU held last night was goalkeeper Courtney Webb’s third shutout of the season. She had a total of five saves and was assisted with the solid performance of the Mustang defense.

Home games have generated successful outcomes from the Mustangs this season. The Mustangs are now 4-0 this season at home, out scoring their opponents 9-1.

The offense has acted aggressively putting 21 more shots on frame and has outshot the two sides by a combined 66-31.

The defense also has attested to the Mustang strength by producing shutouts against UTSA, Prairie View A&M and UCF.

SMU currently has 12 goals under their belt and a keeper, Courtney Webb, who is currently ranked fourth in Conference USA. 

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