SMU Downs Houston, 1-0
Oct. 2, 2011
DALLAS (SMU) – The SMU women’s soccer team notched its fifth shutout of the season with a 1-0 win over in-state rival Houston this afternoon at Westcott Field. The Mustangs move to 7-5-0 on the season, 3-1-0 in Conference USA, while Houston drops to 4-8-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the conference.
After a slow start to the game for both sides, Kenzie Scovill got Ponies on the board in the 20th minute. After a Shelby Hartweck shot was deflected, Scovill one-timed the rebound. Houston goalkeeper Cami Koski came up with a second-straight save, but again couldn’t hang on to ball. Scovill took advantage, burying the shot into the back of the net for her team-leading fourth goal of the season.
The junior’s goal ultimately became the game-winner as the SMU defense was solid all day, allowing Houston just two shots on frame. SMU goalkeeper Courtney Webb recorded her fourth shutout on the season.
For the game, the Mustangs outshot the Cougars 17-8, tallying seven more shots on goal than the opposition.
SMU hits the road next week as the team plays No. 6 Memphis (12-0-0, 4-0-0) on Friday, Oct. 7. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
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