The women’s soccer team lost back to back this weekend to Texas Women’s and Texas A&M- Commerce, falling 1-5-1 in conference play.
The ‘Cats came ready to play, and junior forward Andrea Carpenter attacked quickly after the game started, giving ACU a 1-0 lead over the Pioneers just after 10 minutes of play.
But it wasn’t long before BrittanyÂ MartinÂ punched two in for Texas Women’s, crushing ACU’s early lead.
The Wildcats had more opportunities to score, but couldn’t follow through. Junior midfielder Ashley Craig had two shots on goal, but both were stopped by Pioneer goalkeeper Lindsey Sisco.Â Sisco also saved two shots from Carpenter, finishing the game with four total. Senior Wildcat goalkeeper Arielle Moncure finished with two.
Senior defender Lexi Stirling had a chance to score, but was blocked by a host of Pioneer defenders. Senior forward Krysta Grimm also had a shot on goal, but it was deflected off of the post. The Wildcats outshot the Pionners 14-12.
The solo goal by Carpenter was her third of the year. Martin’s two goals were her seventh and eighth.
The ‘Cats hit the road on Sunday, heading to Commerce to play the Texas A&M- Commerce Lions.
Because of the rainy conditions this weekend, it was determined that the game would be postponed until Monday.
The delayed start seemed to have an affect on ACU, as they were unable to score any goals.
Brionna Minde of the Lions had the only goal of the game, sailing one past Moncure in the 28th minute.
Carpenter had three shots for the Wildcats, but was unable to answer back with a goal.
The Lion’s outshot the ‘Cats 19-11. Anita White had eight shots for Commerce.
Moncure finished the game with eight Â saves. Lion’s goalkeeper Tracey Rogers had four saves, including a lastÂ attemptÂ by Grimm in the final minutes.
The Wildcats will return to action this weekend for two more away games in a series of five.
The ‘Cats will travel to Canyon to play at West Texas A&M on Friday at 7 p.m., and then to Portalis, New Mex. to play the Zias of Eastern New Mexico at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The Wildcats have previously lost to WTAMU 3-1, and won against ENMU 2-1.