RICHARDSON, Texas — Hardin-Simmons’ women’s soccer team scored five unanswered goals and beat longtime rival Texas-Dallas 5-1 in American Southwest Conference action on a rainy Saturday in Richardson.
The match that was twice delayed by lightning, once for two and a half hours after just three minutes of play in the first half. Then when the game resumed UTD’s Sarah Borg converted a corner kick for a goal to give the Comets the lead at the 15:01 mark.
The game was delayed a second time just four minutes later, this time for 40 minutes.
Senior Kati McCarty tied the game in the final minute of the half of an assist from freshman Jordan Lara.
HSU put the game away with three goals over a 3:28 stretch in the second half. Taylor Thigpen scored at 59:20, Courtney Cramer buried a Thigpen corner kick at 61:37 and Julianne Kucera scored on another Thigpen corner at 63:08.
Freshman McKenna Mangold scored on a scrum in front of the goal with just two seconds remaining in the game.
HSU outshot UTD 20-4 in the game and 15-2 on frame. The Cowgirls had 11 corner kicks in the game.
Lexi Stinson went the first 79 minutes in goal and had one save. Abby Blunt went the rest of the way.
HSU is now 6-1 on the year and 2-0 in league play. UTD fell to 3-7 overall and 1-1 in ASC action. HSU opens a four-game homestand on Friday in a match against Mary Hardin-Baylor.