The Lubbock Christian University women’s soccer team, off to its best start since 2012, challenges No. 12 Dallas Baptist in a match of Lone Star Conference contenders at 1 p.m. Saturday in Dallas.
Dallas Baptist (7-1, 3-0) leads the conference. LCU (5-0-2, 2-0-1) is second in the standings and the LSC’s only remaining unbeaten team.
Allison Scott and Makenna Pate lead LCU with four goals apiece, and Scott has two assists. Celia Duarte is next with two goals and one assist.
The Lady Chaps have the third-lowest goals-against average in the conference at 0.57 and have not allowed more than one goal in a game this season. Megan Mirabal and Hannah Wise have split time in goal almost equally with Mirabal having an 0.79 goals-against average and an .833 save percentage and Wise an 0.27 goals-against and a .909 save percentage.
The Patriots’ have the LSC’s second-best offense with an average of 3.38 goals per game, though their average number of shots on goal at 7.00 is sixth.
For DBU, Michelle Gonzalez, Delaney Schmidt and Ashley Merrill have scored five goals apiece and Abigail Olmos has scored four. The Patriots; 27 goals match West Texas A&M for the conference lead.
Wayland Baptist, coming off an easy victory last week that evened its record, faces Texas Wesleyan in Sooner Athletic Conference play at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fort Worth.
Wayland is 2-2 for the season and 2-1 in the SAC after a 38-18 conquest of Texas College.
The Pioneers came up with a school-record seven interceptions, a blocked punt and a blocked field goal. Devron Sims and Kaleb Thornton had two interceptions each while Caleb Molina, Estacado graduate Chester McVade and Tyrel McCalester had one each and Molina returned his for a touchdown.
Wayland also scored when Tari York blocked a punt and ran it in from 30 yards.
Jacoby Hunt and Jaden Miles both had rushing touchdowns.
Saturday’s game will end a stretch of four road games in five weeks for the Pioneers.
Texas Wesleyan (2-1, 2-1) has beaten Arizona Christian (35-28) and Oklahoma-Panhandle State (49-20) and lost to Ottawa (45-31).