The Bearkats continued their winning ways as a trio of goals, bolstered by another shutout, pushed SHSU past Texas Southern 3-0 on Sunday.
The fourth consecutive shutout adds to a school record of 381 minutes without a goal allowed. Bearkat sophomore goalie Jenny Pence has seen the bulk of those minutes, while sophomore goalie Kelley Sikinger came on in relief at times.
Senior Raquel Bueno started the scoring at the 25:27 mark, with freshman Britni Martin on the assist. The next goal occurred less than a minute later as Martin and sophomore Luana Miessa assisted on freshman Deanna Long’s first collegiate goal. After halftime, it took 24 seconds for Miessa to score her fifth goal of the season with Bueno tallying an assist, pushing the Bearkats up 3-0 for the victory.
The win pushes the Bearkats to a 4-2 record, the best start in school history, while moving Texas Southern to a 0-4 record overall.
The match was unique because 21 days had passed since Sam Houston’s last game. Hurricane Ike, which knocked out power for the vast majority of the Huntsville area, blew in on the morning of Sept. 20th. The result was the rescheduling of the Sept. 12th home match against Houston Baptist while the Sept. 21st away game against TCU was cancelled.
On playing Texas Southern, Bearkat head coach Tom Brown said, “Texas Southern is a tough place to play with a field that is only 50 yards wide.”
Brown also looked to the future, saying, “We got a good effort from the team and it was nice to get some action before we play a challenging opponent like Houston Baptist.”
Houston Baptist, fresh off a double overtime loss, will bring its 5-3 record to Pritchett Field on Tuesday at 7 p.m.