The Wildcats managed to pull out two wins during the chaos and excitement of Homecoming weekend.
It was a great start for the team with a 1-0 victory over Texas Woman’s University on Friday. Senior Alyson Thomas scored the only goal off a penalty kick against the Pioneers. The game was completely controlled by the Wildcats’ front line, and the TWU goalie had her work cut out for her.
“Our forwards were just faster,” said forward Lyndsey Womack. “We outplayed them and won.”
Sunday’s 2-1 victory against Texas A&M-Commerce gave the Wildcats their first 10-win season in ACU women’s soccer history. In an uneventful first half, the Wildcat defense, as tough as ever, left Commerce without any shots on goal.
However, the pace quickened with the start of the second half when freshman Lexi Stirling made a pass to Womack for the first goal of the game. Commerce quickly answered with a goal against an empty net, after some confusion near the box.
Thomas also played a huge part in the game; she aimed a free kick that Krysta Grimm headed into the net for the win.
Sunday was Senior Day, and the Wildcats wanted to win not only to obtain the No. 1 spot in the conference, but also out of respect for their teammates.
“We’re going to miss them off the field more than on,” said Courtney Wilson, midfielder. The ACU seniors were able to walk away with a win in their final regular-season home match, pushing their record to 10-4-1 and 5-1-1 in the Lone Star Conference.
This was the last home game for the Wildcats. ACU, first in the LSC rankings, will finish its final three regular-season games on the road, starting with Eastern New Mexico on Friday.