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UMHB Men Hand Miss. College First Conference Loss, Women Fall

Clinton, MS (October 18, 2012) -- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s soccer team handed Mississippi College their first conference loss of the season in a 2-1 victory Thursday afternoon in Clinton, Miss. This marks the second time this season the Cru has beaten a previously undefeated team in conference play, with the first win coming against Texas-Dallas last weekend. With the win, the Cru improved to 9-3-1 overall and 7-1-1 in American Southwest Conference action, while the Choctaws fall to 9-5-0 on the season and 8-1-0 in in conference play.

Scott Poole gave the Cru a 1-0 halftime lead, then broke the 1-1 tie at the 73:14 mark to solidify the win for UMHB. Mississippi College outshot the Cru 17-8 in the match. Poole led the Cru with two shots. Brandon Stegmeyer played 67:27 in goal for UMHB, recording three saves and allowing one goal. Blake Lander came in for relief, playing for 22:33 and recording two saves.

UMHB will return to action Saturday with a 3 p.m. kickoff at Louisiana College. The Cru will finish the regular season next weekend with home matches against Hardin-Simmons on Friday, Oct. 26th and Howard Payne on Saturday, Oct. 27th. Both games will kickoff at 7 p.m.

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s soccer team could not produce enough offense to counter a strong Mississippi College effort, falling to the Lady Choctaws 3-0 Thursday afternoon in Clinton, Miss. With the loss, the Lady Cru falls to 6-6-1 on the season and 3-5-1 in American Southwest Conference action, while the Lady Choctaws improve to 11-3-1 overall and 7-2-0 in conference play.

Kaitlyn Kiss, Macey Lee and Caitlin Chapman all put points on the board for Mississippi College. The Lady Choctaws outshot the Lady Cru 27-2 in the match. Jordan Powers and Darla Gregory both recorded shots for UMHB. Sarah Kathryn Robinson played 70:10 in goal for the Cru, recording 14 saves. Sara Hayward came in for relief, playing for 19:50 and recording two saves.

UMHB will return to action Saturday with a 1 p.m. kickoff at Louisiana College. The Lady Cru will finish the regular season next weekend with home matches against Hardin-Simmons on Friday, Oct. 26th and Howard Payne on Saturday, Oct. 27th. Both games will kickoff at 5 p.m.


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