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Photo by John Schreiber, The Daily Campus; Photo by John Schreiber, The Daily Campus; Mustang sophomore Caitlin Carter takes the ball from UTSAs Chelsea Zimmerman at Westcott Field on last Saturday.
Photo by John Schreiber, The Daily Campus; Photo by John Schreiber, The Daily Campus; Mustang sophomore Caitlin Carter takes the ball from UTSA’s Chelsea Zimmerman at Westcott Field on last Saturday.

Photo by John Schreiber, The Daily Campus; Photo by John Schreiber, The Daily Campus; Mustang sophomore Caitlin Carter takes the ball from UTSA’s Chelsea Zimmerman at Westcott Field on last Saturday.

The SMU Women’s Soccer Team travels to Mississippi to take on Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi.

The Mustangs enter this weekend with a record of 3-2-1.

This past weekend SMU dominated the University of Texas-San Antonio, but couldn’t keep up with the No. 1 ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

The Mustangs looked like they could do no wrong against UTSA, but that was a different story against ND.

It wasn’t that they didn’t play hard, they just didn’t play as well as the best team in the nation.

But this weekend could be big for the Mustangs, who only have four more games before the conference season starts.

Ole Miss enters Friday’s game with a 3-3 record, but are coming off a two game winning streak.

The Rebels defeated Southern Mississippi 3-1 and Memphis 3-0.

The Rebels are lead by Brittney Potts, a senior from Tennessee. She is tied for the team lead with three goals and has two assists, making her the team points leader with eight. The Ole Miss goalkeepers have allowed only seven goals in six games.

Then on Sunday the Mustangs travel from Oxford, over to Mississippi State University to take on the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs enter the game with a record of 1-5 on the season, picking up their first victory on Sunday.

Three of Mississippi State’s losses have come in the form of shutouts, and they have lost a combined 14-4, and won 3-1. The Bulldogs received two goals from junior Treena Ferguson in their victory over Southern Mississippi.

The Mustangs look to their goalkeeper sophomore Ashley Gunter, and juniors Kimber and Krystal Bailey for leadership. Gunter held strong against Notre Dame, but corner kicks and penalty kicks proved to be too much.

Gunter has been a force in goal this season for the Mustangs, only allowing six goals in six games. Gunter’s three wins have all been shut outs and she has looked strong in the losses too. When the Mustangs play top tier teams their defense, not necessarily goalkeeping, needs to step up.

Both Kimber and Krystal Bailey scored goals against UTSA and each had near misses hitting the crossbar just one minute apart. Kimber is tied for the team lead with three goals with Marisa Schieda. Schieda has two assists along with her three goals giving her the team lead with eight points.

Photo by John Schreiber, The Daily Campus; SMU’s Jennifer Raad works the ball away from a UTSA defender at Saturday’s 5-0 win against the Roadrunners.

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