BELTON- The UMHB women’s soccer team climbed two spots in Tuesday’s USC Top 25 Poll, to No. 14, and one day later, that ranking was defended, as the Crusaders shutout Southwestern, remaining undefeated in 2022, with a 7-0 mark.
How it happened
UMHB scored the only goal it would need in the 6th minute of the match, when Tanner Jarzombek netted her first goal of the season, off of an assist from Maren Fields. That 1-0 lead remained until the 28:05 mark, when the Crusaders once again saw one of their 10 first-half shots sail past Southwestern goalkeeper Johnna Campbell and into the back of the net. That second goal was scored by Mackenzie Worthy, as Carly Van Essen contributed with the assist.
Though the visiting Pirates locked down defensively in the second half, holding UMHB to just five shots, they did not find enough offense to overcome the Cru’s 2-0 advantage.
The UMHB defense continues to play a major role in the team’s success, as Southwestern managed just five shots, two in the first half, and three in the second. Three of those were on frame, but UMHB goalkeeper Reagan Williams tallied three saves in a full 90 minutes of action.
Also, the last time UMHB started a season 7-0? 2013.
UMHB has over a week off, before beginning ASC play at LeTourneau on Sept. 29. LETU is 2-1-2 this season.