If Head Coach Michelle Lenard were to draw up a plan for the Lady Patriots and their first two conference games, it would not have involved being on the road for both of them and traveling around a thousand miles to play. However, she would have included a perfect record and that is just what DBU Soccer will come home with after defeating UT-Permian Basin, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon.
“This was another big weekend for us with two solid wins on the road,” said Lenard. “We hope to just keep this momentum for our trip to Edmond next week and then also for our first home conference match against St. Edward’s next Saturday.”
Saturday’s scoring started early for the Lady Patriots as Brittany Layne dribbled through two defenders just eight minutes into the game and put DBU ahead 1-0. Just seven minutes later, Danielle Presley scored what would turn out to be the game-winner as she headed in a cross from Baylie Hill and the Lady Patriots had two early first half goals.
UTPB tried to get back in the game with a goal of their own in the 32nd minute but DBU regained the two goal advantage after a UTPB own-goal made the score 3-1.
DBU held the two goal lead for the rest of the game until, with two minutes left in regulation, Lea Sedwick scored her fifth goal of the season after a Layne shot hit the post and deflected directly to her. Her one-timer put the final stamp on a conference win for a well-traveled Lady Patriot team.
“I’m proud of what we’ve done so far but there is a lot of season left and we have to remained focused,” said Lenard. DBU will play two games next week as they travel to Edmond, Oklahoma on Thursday – the last of six straight road games – before returning home Saturday for their first conference match of the year at Patriot Soccer Field against St. Edward’s.