After taking care of HBU 3-0, soccer continued its winning streak against Lamar with a score of 2-1 after trailing 1-0 at half.
The women move to a conference record of 5-1-1 and an overall record of 6-7-2. Lamar falls to 0-5-2 in conference and 1-12-2 overall with the loss.
“It was awesome and really exciting,” said freshman defender Shay Johnson. “I was not about to walk away with a tie or a loss for that matter, so getting the win after losing at halftime was exciting.”
Lamar kicked off the scoring in the first half with a goal from sophomore forward Jordan Mulnix, her third of the season, at the 31st minute of the game.
The Wildcats would come back in the second half, however, by earning two goals, one from senior midfielder Leslie Snider in the 66th minute and a goal from Johnson in the 81st minute, each their third goals of the season.
“I was really pumped,” Snider said. “We kept fighting and we finally got one in, and that’s all we needed was to finally get one under our belts, because we kept attacking but we just needed to get that one goal.”
Sophomore Dylan Owens assisted on Snider’s goal giving her two on the season, and freshman Samantha Vestal assisted on Johnson’s goal, her first of the season.
Senior goalkeeper Sydney Newton saw only two shots during the game and made one save pushing her season total to 61.
Junior goalkeeper Lauren Lovejoy for Lamar saw a total of eleven shots and made nine saves to give her 44 on the season.
With this win, the Wildcats kept themselves in the hunt for the conference championship after Stephen F. Austin lost to Nicholls State 1-0 and Northwestern State lost to Texas A&M Corpus Christi 1-0 as well.
ACU currently sits in third place of the Southland conference with Stephen F. Austin in second, and Central Arkansas in first.
The women will next be taking on McNeese State Sunday, which will also be senior day.
“I think the atmosphere will be alright,” said Johnson. “I don’t think the seniors will be too sad. McNeese themselves is a really physical team so we’re going to have to toughen up and put this win behind us and see if we can get another win off this home weekend.”
The Wildcats are 1-2 against McNeese since rejoining the Southland Conference, but came away with a 3-2 victory in the two teams most recent match up.