MSU-Billings downs Zias with late goal

Freedom New Mexico

BILLINGS, Mont. — Sophomore midfielder Kourtney Hull scored in the 65th minute Thursday, lifting Fort Lewis to a season-opening 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Montana State-Billings’ sixth annual MSUB Cup.

In the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader, Dixie State rolled to a 4-0 win over the host Yellowjackets. Play continues on Saturday with the Zias facing Dixie at 11 a.m. and Billings taking on Fort Lewis at 1:30 p.m.

ENMU will then stay around to play the Yellowjackets on Sunday.

Hull’s goal came on an assist by junior midfielder Jamie McArthur. The Zias managed three shots on goal in the match, two by junior forward Samantha Lawrence.

Freshman goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas stopped nine shots on goal for ENMU, including six in the first half.