The Dallas Batist Lady Patriot Soccer Team defeated the Lady Jets of Newman University on Thursday afternoon in convincing fashion in Dallas, Texas, 4-0, as Freshman Kerry Edwards records her sixth save on the year. With the win, DBU improves their overall season record to 8-4-1, and sit in second in the Heartland Conference standings with a 5-1 record in conference play.
The first half started slow with both teams trying to find their groove. Junior Lindsay Cox ended the scoring drought in the 34th minute when she connected on a 20 yard shot only six minutes after entering the game as a substitute to give the Lady Patriots a 1-0 lead.
Only five minutes later, a mis-played ball by a Newman defender deflected into the goal for an own goal to give DBU a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.
The Lady Patriots continued their dominance in the second half when Freshman Lea Sedwick drilled a ten yard shot past the Newman goalkeeper for her 10th goal of the season, giving DBU a commmanding 3-0 lead in the 52nd minute.
Sophomore Danielle Presley sealed the game for DBU in the 80th minute as she scored on a second chance rebound after Senior Kourtney Edwards blasted a shot that was blocked, sending the ball straight to Presley who tapped it in for her fifth goal of the season. The Lady Patriot defense was able to hold off a late push by the Lady Jets to capture their third consecutive win to improve to 8-4-1 on the year.
DBU was able to out shoot Newman by 15, as they tested the Lady Jet’s goalkeeper with 22 total shots in the win. Newman was only able to muster seven total shots on the night.
The Lady Patriots are back in action on Tuesday, October 18, in Dallas, Texas, as they host the University of Texas at Permian Basin Lady Falcons at Patriot Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.