The Wildcat soccer team suffered its first defeat of the season in a hard fought 1-0 loss to No. 11 Rollins College on Sunday.
The squad was scheduled to play two games this weekend; however, Friday night’s matchup with Southwest Baptist was canceled when heavy storms rolled through the Big Country. The match against Rollins College was ACU’s toughest test of the season. The Tars improved to 3-0-1 after defeating ACU, and they have yet to allow a goal this season.
Reigning LSC Goalie of the Week Crissy Lawson’s shutout streak ended when Tars midfielder Joy Powell fired a shot past Lawson. Lawson stopped all other Tars shots, making five saves.
Senior forward Jordan Reese and senior defender Alyson Thomas collected the team’s only two shots on goal. The game was a defensive struggle, and although it went down as a loss, the Wildcats played well against one of the nation’s top-ranked teams.
The squad’s next game will be a showdown against No. 6 team Incarnate Word, the first in a series of four consecutive home games for the Wildcats. The Cardinals are coming off a 0-0 tie with Rollins College and a 2-1 victory over Texas Women’s University.