DALLAS (SMU) - Following a big win Friday night over No. 19 UCF, the SMU women's soccer team produced a convincing 3-1 victory over Southern Miss this afternoon at Westcott Field. The win keeps the Mustangs atop Conference USA after the first weekend of play.
The Ponies were quick out the gates today with junior Mallory Baum putting SMU on the board just four minutes into the game. The midfielder found open space on the left side from 10-yards out and ripped a shot just inside the near post. The tally was Baum's team-leading third goal of the season.
Not to be outdone, Kenzie Scovill scored her third goal of the year, doubling the Mustangs lead in the 35th minute. The junior followed up an initial strike that was blocked by Golden Eagle goalkeeper Hannah Vanderboegh and put the rebound in.
Southern Miss (3-5-3, 0-1-1) cut the Mustang's lead in half in the 81st minute when a Danielle Beatty cross on a free kick found Elisha Tarbell on the back post.
Five minutes later, Kaitlyn Eidson put the game out of reach in the 86th minute, netting her second goal of the weekend. Baum sent a perfect cross into the box on a corner kick that found Eidson just inside the six-yard box to head the ball into the back of the net.
SMU (6-4-0, 2-0-0) held a 15-3 shot advantage over Southern Miss, tallying seven more strikes on target than the opposition. The Mustangs also had a telling 6-1 advantage in corner in kicks.
The Mustangs will be back in action on Sept. 30 as the team hosts in-state rival Rice (6-3-1, 1-1-0). Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Westcott Field.
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