SMU To Take On Colorado College At Westcott on Sunday

Go smu! Senior Mallory Baum scored her second goal of the season during Friday night's 3-0 win over UTEP.
Go smu!
Senior Mallory Baum scored her second goal of the season during Friday night's 3-0 win over UTEP.
Go smu!

Sept. 29, 2012

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The Last Meeting
Colorado College1
October 21, 2011
Colorado Springs, Colo.
SMU Drops 1-0 Match At Colorado College
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (SMU) - The SMU women's soccer team was defeated 1-0 by Colorado College this afternoon at Stewart Field. The Mustangs drop to 9-7-1 overall and 5-3-1 in Conference USA, while the Tigers move to 8-6-3 overall and 6-2-1 in the league.

Colorado College (7-2-3, 2-1-0) at SMU Mustangs (5-5-1, 1-1-1 C-USA)
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 | Westcott Field | Dallas, Texas | 2 p.m. CT

SMU is 8-10 all-time against Colorado College, with the Tigers winning four of the last six meetings between the schools. SMU took the last meeting at Westcott Field, winning 3-1, including a goal from current Mustang Shelby Hartweck. Ryanne Lewis is the only other current SMU player with a goal against the Tigers. Kenzie Scovill tallied an assist in the 2010 contest. The two teams first met in 1986, and have played every season since 2006.

Colorado College is 7-2-3 (2-1-0 C-USA) on the year, including a 1-0 road win at Tulsa on Friday night. Senior midfielder Hannah Peterson scored the only goal of the game and freshman goalkeeper Kate Scheele stopped all six shots she faced to lead Colorado College to the victory. The Tigers are led offensively by Jessie Ayers, who leads the team with 12 points (5g, 2a).

• SMU scored twice on penalty kicks in a span of just 1:32 on Friday night. Mallory Baum got hers at the 50:51 mark after a UTEP foul in the box, and Olivia Elliott scored at 52:23 after a UTEP hand ball in the penalty area.
• Sophomore Rikki Clarke scored her second goal in three games, tallying the third goal in SMU's 3-0 win.
Shelby Redman tallied an assist on Clarke's goal, giving her 14 points on the season, and is now tied for the team lead with Kenzie Scovill.
• Freshman Shannon Moroney earned her first-career shutout in just her second start. She made three saves in the win.

Junior defender Courtney Smith has been a huge part of SMU's offensive gameplan, even though she hasn't scored a goal in 2012. Smith currently leads the C-USA in total assists, and also ranked fifth nationally heading into Friday in assists per game (10 games, 7 assists, .70pg).

Fans can watch games or track statistics from home online at all season long for home games at Westcott Field. By downloading the SMU Mustangs app in for iPhone or on the Android Marketplace, fans can also follow the action from their mobile device.

If penalty kicks are the most exciting plays in soccer, then SMU's 3-0 home win over UTEP on Friday night was a thriller.

The Mustangs scored two goals off of penalty kicks in a span of less than two minutes in the second half. Just before the 51st minute, UTEP was charged with a foul in the box that gave Mallory Baum a penalty kick. Baum tucked the ball in just inside the left post to give SMU a 1-0 lead.

Following suit, Olivia Elliott was rewarded a penalty kick after UTEP committed a hand ball inside the box. Elliott also found space inside the left post to give the Mustangs a quick 2-0 lead.

Five minutes later, Rikki Clarke put the game away for the Mustangs as Elliott and Shelby Redman were able to get UTEP goalkeeper Sarah Dilling out of position off near the right post. Clarke received the ball from point-blank range in front of the goal and scored her second goal of the season.

SMU seemed to be off to a slow start in the first half, as UTEP outshot the Mustangs 8-4. SMU couldn't get its passing game going, something which Head Coach Chris Petrucelli credited partially to the wet conditions at Westcott Field. Rain poured heavily leading right up to kickoff.

"It was hard to get a hold of the ball," Petrucelli said. "We like to pass the ball. We struggled really in our passing game. Part of that was us, part of that was their pressure, and part of that was the conditions."