Sophomore forward Destinee Williamson recorded her team-best sixth goal of the season in the 13th minute to lift the Midwestern State women's soccer team to a 1-0 road win Sunday over Eastern New Mexico at ENMU Soccer Field.
Following a corner kick by junior forward Aly Wade, both teams scrambled to take possession of the ball inside the box. Senior midfielder Morgan Hannon and freshman defender Imani Morlock both put shots on goal before Williamson collected the ball off a deflection from ENMU goalkeeper Karissa Stinson and found the net for an early 1-0 lead.
Midwestern State (7-3-3, 3-2-2 LSC) limited the Greyhounds (4-10-1, 0-6-0 LSC) to five shots on the day with just two coming on goal as the Mustangs tallied their seventh shutout of the season.
"They (defense) passed the ball really well today," said head coach Damian Clarke. "A lot is dictated by the back four passing well and the confidence they have. I thought both the center backs (Katie Huff & Haley Britton) played well today."
On the offensive end, Midwestern finished with a season-high 22 shot attempts with 12 on goal.
"We were very good in the first half but struggled a bit in the second half," Clarke said. "I don't know why, in the first half we were playing against the wind. We picked it up the last 15 minutes and gave ourselves a chance at a second goal."
The Mustangs looked to tack on a goal in the final minutes, earning three of their seven corner kicks in the last four minutes of regulation. Midwestern totaled five shots in that span with Hannon and junior forward Nicole Coetzer placing shots on target, but Stinson collected both attempts to make it a final 1-0.
Hannon finished with six shots to lead the Mustangs with three coming on goal. Wade tallied four shots on the day while senior forward Callie Briseno placed all three of her shots on target.
Senior forward Melissa Carnero totaled a team-best two shots with one on goal to lead the Greyhounds.
Sophomore goalkeeper Courtney Burnette (7-3-3) also recorded her seventh shutout with another clean sheet after picking up two saves on the afternoon. Stinson (3-6-0) was saddled with the loss, allowing the one goal while collecting 10 saves.