BELTON – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s soccer team routed University of the Ozarks 7-1 Friday afternoon in Belton. The win improved the Cru to 8-4-1 overall and 5-1-1 in American Southwest Conference play while the Eagles went to 3-15-1 overall on the season and 0-8 in conference play.
Kathryn Parker gave UMHB an early lead in the 13th minute, burying a shot in the bottom right corner for a 1-0 lead. Kristen Hoelscher was the next Crusader to score. Hoelscher found the back of the net off an assist from Sarah Kopp to give UMHB a 2-0 lead in the 31st minute, then scored again in the 36th minute to extend UMHB’s lead to three. Frances Adams cut the Cru’s lead to two early in the second half with a goal in the 48th minute. Parker and Hoelscher both scored again early in the second half, assisting each other’s goals for a 5-1 lead. Courtney Godwin and Courtney Craig were the next Crusaders to score, giving UMHB the 7-1 victory.
Hoelscher led the Cru with eight shots while Parker and Sarah Rempe each added four. Parker led the Cru with two assists while Hoelscher, Godwin and Kopp each added one. UMHB outshot the Eagles 26-4 in the match, allowing no shots in the first half. Craig and Morgan Prentice split time in the goal for the Cru, with Prentice making two saves and allowing one goal.
UMHB returns to action tomorrow in a 5 p.m. match against the University of Texas at Dallas. The Cru will honor the 2014 seniors at halftime of the men’s game which will begin at the conclusion of the women’s game.