Zias get win at Odessa

Freedom Newspapers

ODESSA, Texas — Hannah Dozier and April Funck scored less than 2 1/2 minutes apart late in the second half Sunday to lift Eastern New Mexico University past UT-Permian Basin 2-1 in a women’s soccer matchup.

The victory was the fourth in a row for the Zias (4-2) following an 0-2 start. It’s the team’s longest winning streak since it won five in a row late in the 2005 campaign.

Dozier, a freshman forward, earned her fourth goal of the season with 8:16 remaining on a header off an assist from junior midfielder Hillary Gintowt. Funck, a sophomore midfielder, added her first goal of the season with just under six minutes left, knocking the ball past Lady Falcons goalkeeper Stephanie Ward from about 25 yards out.

Permian Basin (1-2-2) nursed a 1-0 lead from late in the first half when sophomore defender Rashelle Wohleking found the net off a corner kick.

The Zias outshot Permian Basin 21-9, including 14-6 on goal. ENMU senior keeper Stephanie Sanchez was credited with five saves.

The Zias’ next outing is on Friday when they face Colorado Christian at Lakewood, Colo.

ENMU Summary
ENMU 2, UT-Permian Basin 1
ENMU 0 2 — 2
UT-Permian Basin 1 0 — 1
Scoring summary
First half
TPB — Rashelle Wohleking (Brandy Watts), 38:45
Second half
ENM — Hannah Dozier (Hillary Gintowt), 81:44
ENM — April Funck, 84:06
Shots on goal — Eastern New Mexico 14, UT-Permian Basin 6. Saves — Eastern New Mexico 5 (Stephanie Sanchez 5), UT-Permian Basin 12 (Stephanie Ward 8, team 4). Corner kicks — Eastern New Mexico 4, UT-Permian Basin 2. Yellow cards — Eastern New Mexico none, UT-Permian Basin 1 (Brandy Watts). Records — Eastern New Mexico 4-2, UT-Permian Basin 1-2-2. A — 86.