Junior forward Samantha Lawrence continued to add to her school single-season goals record, knocking in her 13th of the season Sunday to lift the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team past East Central 2-1 in a Lone Star Conference match at the ENMU pitch.
East Central (4-5-1, 0-2-1 LSC) scored first with Sydney Kramer tallying on an assist by Candace Baird. The Zias (7-5, 1-2) tied it with less than five minutes to go in the half when sophomore forward Alicia Cunnngham knocked a rebound of her own shot past Lady Tigers keeper Kelly Davis.
ENMU stepped up its attack when play resumed, and Lawrence headed in a free kick by freshman midfielder Kim Luna with just under nine minutes gone in the half.
Lawrence’s two points give her 28 for the season, two off the school single-season mark held by Megan Dozier (2004).
The Zias ended a stretch of eight of nine matches at home, going 7-2 in that time and 7-1 at home.
Hounds fall to Texas A&M-International
Texas A&M-International scored twice in less than a minute in the second half Sunday, rallying for a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men at the ENMU soccer pitch.
The Dustdevils (6-4) tied the match on a rebound goal by Abel Villavicencio at the 55:17 mark. Then, just 46 seconds later, Roy Hernandez knocked in a goal in a similar situation to give A&M-International the lead.
After going without a shot on goal in a 1-0 loss to St. Mary’s on Friday, the Greyhounds (3-4-2) managed only one shot on goal against A&M-International. That came with about 15 minutes left in the first half when senior defender Michael James netted his third goal of the season.
That goal came after a foul was called on the Dustdevils in the offensive zone. Sophomore midfielder Thiago Silveira launched a free kick along the sideline from about 30 yards out, and James headed the ball past Dustdevils goalkeeper Juan Pablo to put ENMU in front.
The Dustdevils had a 7-1 edge in shots on goal for the match. Senior goalkeeper Grant Shanahan was credited with four saves for the Hounds.
Texas A&M-International 2, ENMU 1
A&M-International 0 2 — 2
ENMU 1 0 — 1
ENM — Michael James (Thiago Silveira), 30:04
A&M-I — Abel Villavicencio, 55:17
A&M-I — Roy Hernandez, 56:03
Shots on goal — Texas A&M-International 7, Eastern New Mexico 1. Saves — Texas A&M-International none, Eastern New Mexico 5 (Grant Shanahan 4, team 1). Corner kicks — Texas A&M-International 3, Eastern New Mexico none. Yellow cards — Texas A&M-International 2 (Gerardo Carrillo, Victor Garcia), Eastern New Mexico 2 (Hugo Gonzalez, Artur Oliveira). Red cards — Texas A&M-International none, Eastern New Mexico 1 (Gonzalez). Records — Texas A&M-International 6-4-0, Eastern New Mexico 3-4-2. A — 70.
Lone Star Conference
ENMU 2, East Central 1
East Central 1 0 — 1
ENMU 1 1 — 2
ECU — Sydney Kromer (Candace Baird), 13:28
ENM — Alicia Cunningham, 40:22
ENM — Samantha Lawrence (Kim Luna), 53:47
Shots on goal — East Central 4, Eastern New Mexico 14. Saves — East Central 12 (Kelly Davis 11, team 1), Eastern New Mexico 3 (Sierra Cardenas 3). Corner kicks — East Central 3, Eastern New Mexico 8. Yellow cards — East Central none, Eastern New Mexico 1 (Michelle Sumner). Records — East Central 4-5-2 (0-2-1), Eastern New Mexico 7-5-0 (1-2-0). A — 85.