After a scoreless first half that saw several attacks on goal by both squads, the Dallas Baptist Women’s Soccer Team secured a win over St. Edward’s with a late Hope Adams’ goal and great defensive work from goalkeeper Kerry Edwards.
With the win, Dallas Baptist runs their conference record to 7-1-0 and takes over sole possession of first place with two conference games left to play. Head Coach Michelle Lenard was asked about the conference standings and replied, “We’re excited but our work is not yet done. We have a couple more games on the road and we’ll have to continue doing the things that have allowed us to be successful. Great defense, persistent offense, and execute our game plan.”
Saturday afternoon’s gameplan was run to perfection if it included big time saves in goal and opportunistic offense. Kerry Edwards recorded two big saves in goal in the first half that kept the match knotted at zero and allowed the DBU offense to finally get one past Claire Tilton in the St. Edward’s goal midway through the second half. Hope Adams showed great individual effort in the game’s 60th minute to beat one SEU defender in the box before placing a terrific shot to the near post. Edwards made that goal stand up with her sixth straight win and shutout. The last time Edwards had a ball get past her in goal was way back on October 1 (against St. Edward’s at home).
The win leapfrogs DBU into first place in the Heartland Conference with road games against Texas A&M-International and St. Mary’s left to play. “We haven’t secured anything yet,” said Lenard. “Our goal is not to be in first place at some point during the season. Our goal is to be in first at the end.”