EARLY OFFENSE PUSHES WILDCATS PAST LIONS, 2-1
Abilene Christian 2, A&M-Commerce 1
Location: Wildcat Soccer Pitch · Abilene, Texas
Records: Abilene Christian (6-9-1, 4-7-1 LSC), A&M-Commerce (5-10, 4-8 LSC)
Up Next: at Midwestern State· Wichita Falls, Texas · Sunday Oct. 21 · 1:00 p.m.
ABILENE, Texas – Two first half goals prove enough as Abilene Christian holds off A&M-Commerce by the score of 2-1 at the Wildcat Soccer Pitch Friday afternoon.
Abilene Christian stroke early when Andrea Carpenter scored in the third minute when her own rebound redirected off her leg and into the goal for a 1-0 Wildcats lead. Five minutes later Stephanie Neeley had a shot blocked by a defender. In the 19th minute Neeley had another chance off a feed from Anitra Wright but pushed the shot wide. Wright tried to tie the game up but her shot from outside the 18-yard box was wide left as well.
The Wildcats pushed the lead to 2-0, with a goal by Julie Coppedge, her fifth of the season. Allie Burks had a chance to cut into the lead but her header went over the cross bar. Carpenter had a chance to add her total but was wide right.
Anitra Wright got the first chance for the Lions in the second half with a shot from just outside the 18 and Arielle Moncure made the save. Wright had another chance just three minutes later and missed it just high. The Lions got a corner in the 50th minute and scored off the corner kick to cut the lead to one at 2-1, ACU. After scoring the goal the Lions controlled the possession for most of the remaining 40 minutes of the game. Cadie Annett had a chance to tie the game but her shot just went over the crossbar in the 60th minute. Fifteen minutes later Cadie had another shot just miss the crossbar that would have tied the game at 2. A&M-Commerce got a corner kick opportunity with less than 10 minutes but Brionna Minde played the cross behind the goal. With less than five minutes remaining the Lions were called for an offside while to mount an attack.
The Lions return to the pitch on Sunday when they travel to Wichita Falls to take on Midwestern State.