SHSU start SLC with 3-2 loss to ACU

Junior forward Shelby McDaniel scored the opening goal in the 17th minute against Abilene Christian for Sam Houston State soccer, but SHSU couldn’t hold the lead.

The Bearkats lost 3-2 Friday to drop their Southland Conference opener.

Eight minutes after McDaniel’s header,  senior defender Tiffany Ysassi drained a long-range shot for ACU to tie the game up 1-1.

The Wildcats were able to take a 3-1 lead over the Bearkats when freshman forward Chloe Fifer scored at the beginning of the second half followed by freshman forward Baylee Mitchell draining a shot from just outside the box in the 75th minute.

“I thought we were just a little bit inconsistent today,” head coach Tom Brown said.

McDaniel gave life to the Bearkats with seven minutes left to play in the game. Dribbling the ball back-and-forth with her defender, McDaniel then ripped a shot to beat the ACU’s goalkeeper sophomore Kelsey Dombrowski for the second time of the night.

The goal sparked a push for a comeback, but the Bearkats’ run was short lived as the final whistle blew.

SHSU falls to 0-1 in Southland Conference play. The Bearkats return to Pritchett Field on Sunday for a match against Incarnate Word.

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