What a rollercoaster of emotion for the DBU Soccer Team Thursday night as they battled Texas A&M-International in Laredo. With two minutes remaining, it looked like the Lady Patriots had secured their seventh straight win. Then, Whitney Fulmer headed a ball past Kerry Edwards and it looked as if DBU would have to settle for a tie. One minute later, though, Danielle Presley got behind the Dustdevil defense and the Lady Patriots kept firm control of first place in the Heartland Conference with one game to play.
The scoring started early for DBU as Hope Adams got to a loose ball from 12 yards out and put it past Noemi Salazar in the tenth minute to give the Lady Patriots an early 1-0 lead. Windy conditions helped keep the score close until the fireworks in the final minutes. DBU ended the night with 18 shots, ten of them on goal. Kerry Edwards was tested five times and made all but the one save.
“I wish it didn’t have to be so tough tonight but the wind was a great equalizer,” said Head Coach Michelle Lenard. “We got the job done, though, when it mattered and that has set us up for a great game on Saturday in San Antonio.”
The win runs the DBU conference record to 8-1, keeping them ahead of St. Edward’s and their 7-1-1 slate. The overall leader at the end of the season will host the four-team conference tournament next week. The Lady Patriots have one regular season game left as they travel to San Antonio Saturday to face conference foe St. Mary’s at 1:00 pm.