The Wildcats shut out two conference opponents last weekend to improve to 11-2 overall and 6-1 in conference. ACU downed the Bronchos of Central Oklahoma 3-0 on Friday before defeating Southwestern Oklahoma State 4-0.
“The games went great this weekend. We played well,” Coach Casey Wilson said. “We played good on Friday against Central Oklahoma, and then took care of Southwestern on Sunday.”
Andrea Carpenter continued to be an offensive standout as she scored two first half goals against the Bronchos, and the Wildcats would never look back. Carpenter scored in the 17th minute and again in the 19th minute.
This would be all the Wildcats needed as goalie Elliot London picked up another shutout victory recording four saves.Â Ashley Holton added to her goal-scoring totals as well with an insurance goal late in the game. Julie Coppedge recorded assists on all three goals.
In the second game of the weekend, it was more of the same as the Wildcats’ offense dominated. Coppedge would score two goals against the Bulldogs in efforts of a 4-0 victory. Coppedge scored her first goal in the 31st minute and then added her second early in the second half. Carpenter would add a third goal for the Wildcats and Ashley Craig would score late to seal the Bulldogs’ fate. London picked up her second shutout victory of the season, although she was not heavily tested. ACU’s defense only gave up two shots on goal in the match.
“Andrea, Ashley and Julie all stepped up this weekend,” Wilson said. “They have played together so teams cannot just focus on one player, because then another one would beat you.”
With the pair of victories ACU played its final matches at home this season. The Wildcats currently sit in second in the conference with a 6-1 record.Â However, ACU will be heavily tested this weekend as they will take on Angelo State and Incarnate Word on the road, both of whom currently have a 6-1 record in conference.
“This past weekend was a big weekend for our team,” Senior Midfielder Kendall Cooper said. “The two wins we had were crucial in taking another step forward towards our team goal, winning conference.”
The Wildcats will travel to San Angelo Friday for a match with the Rambelles at 4 p.m. ACU will complete the road trip Sunday, traveling to San Antonio to take on Incarnate Word at noon.