The Wildcats opened up conference play on the road against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and won the match by a score of 4-0.
“Getting an early goal gave our team confidence to play at a high pace for the rest of the half,” Snider said. “It opened up the scoring for two more incredible goals before the half. It was a fun way to start my senior conference season.”
The Wildcats took a total of 21 shots with eleven of them coming on goal. Each goal came from a different player, as ACU continues to use balanced attack offensively.
Senior defender Kelsie Roberts scored her first collegiate goal in the conference opener making the score 2-0 in 31st minute. Sophomore midfielder Chelsea Reedy, and junior forward Megan Baer each scored goals as well.
“It felt so great getting a goal for the team and making it 3-0 going into halftime,” Baer said. “We were able to get a lot of chances in the attack which was fun to finally see what we’re made of in the first conference game of the season.”
Fifer tallied two assists putting her season total at five, which moves her to first in the Southland conference in assists. Redshirt junior midfielder Kate Seay also recorded an assist in the winning effort. Senior goalkeeper Sydney Newton played all 90 minutes and picked up her first victory of the season while making a total of four saves.
“Tonight felt like a long time coming, and the win felt so good,” said Fifer. “I love getting assists because I get to share this quick special bond with the person who scored, and I love seeing them celebrate and knowing that one of my passes led to that celebration. Kelsie got her first collegiate goal, and I’m so happy I got to help her get that great experience.”
TAMU-CC took a total of eleven shots with four of them coming on goal. Senior forward Yvette Franco had the most shots taking three with one of them coming on goal.
Freshmen goalkeepers Kendall Moody and Tatum Hightower split halves in the goal. Hightower made three saves and gave up three goals while Moody made four saves and gave up one goal.
“Tonight’s win was huge for us,” said Fifer. “It helped us set the tone for the rest of the season, it gave a message to the rest of our conference, and it showed us what we’re capable of.”
The Wildcats move to a 1-0 conference record now with a 2-6-1 overall record while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi starts conference at an 0-1 record and falls to 0-8 record overall.