SMU To Take On New Mexico Friday At Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational In Austin
Aug. 29, 2012
New Mexico Lobos (0-3-1) vs. SMU Mustangs (2-1-0)
SMU ALL-TIME VS. NEW MEXICO
ABOUT THE LOBOS
MUSTANGS ALL-TIME VS. MOUNTAIN WEST OPPONENTS
SMU IN REGULAR SEASON TOURNAMENTS
SCOVILL NAMED CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK IN
Scovill scored three times and added an assist during SMU's two games this week. Against Oral Roberts on Friday, Scovill scored the second and eventual game-winning goal in SMU's 2-1 home-opening win.
The senior starred even brighter in Sunday's dominant 4-0 SMU win over previously-unbeaten Arkansas. Scovill scored the first two goals for the Mustangs and also assisted on the third.
Last season, Scovill led the Mustangs in scoring with five goals. With three in the first three games, she could match that total by the end of this coming weekend, when SMU heads down to Austin for the Longhorn Invitational.
"The offense is looking to go through me," Scovill said after the Arkansas match. "I'm the one connecting.
"It's my senior year. It's time to go. I want the goals."
Scovill looks to continue her high-scoring ways as the season goes along, with some help from defender Courtney Smith. The pair has quickly found a chemistry to start the year.
"We've just got that timing down," Scovill said. "When she's got it on her left foot, I know where it's coming and I'm running in and she's looking for me. We're just getting connected and getting together."
The last Mustang to earn a Conference Player of the Week award was Kaitlyn Eidson, who earned defensive honors the week of Sept. 26, 2011.
The win brings SMU to 2-1-0 on the season, and also avenged the Mustangs of their loss to the Razorbacks one season ago, when Arkansas won 2-1 in Fayetteville, Ark.
SMU scored four goals on its first 11 shots, including the first two by Scovill. Courtney Smith found Scovill's head with a cross from the left side at the 21:03 mark in the first half, and the Mustangs carried a 1-0 lead into halftime.
SMU came out strong in the second half, and
scored three goals between the 50th and
60th minutes. Scovill added her second after
stealing a bad defensive-third pass from
Arkansas and finding a wide-open net.