LUBBOCK, Texas (November 2, 2013) – The Senior Day celebration prior to the game turned out to be the only celebration for the Lady Chaparrals Saturday afternoon at LCU Soccer Field, as Dallas Baptist University kept Lubbock Christian University's offense bottled up and produced four goals in the second half en route to a 5-0 Heartland Conference victory over the Lady Chaps.
Monday at St. Edwards, LCU was held without a shot on goal for the second time in program history and the first since Oct. 10, 2010. Saturday's game marked the second consecutive game in which the Lady Chaps were held without a shot on goal (third time in program history) and they were held to just two shots overall. The two shots overall matches a season low (second time this season) and a program low (third time in program history). LCU suffered their second consecutive shutout and it is the fifth time they have been shutout this season. It is their second longest scoring drought of the season, as they had three straight scoreless games earlier in the season.
The scoring woes come with reason, as St. Edwards and Dallas Baptist are the best two defenses in the conference. St. Edwards has only allowed one goal over the last 11 games and Dallas Baptist has not allowed a goal over the last 559:12 overall and 615:32 in conference play. DBU's shutout over LCU is their sixth consecutive shutout win. Goalkeeper Kerry Edwards claimed the shutout and it gives her nine on the season.
The Patriots led 1-0 at the half after Emilie MacDonald scored the half's only goal 23 minutes into the game. LCU, who had only allowed two goals in the second half through seven conference games, surrendered four goals to the Patriots in the second half. The goals were paced out, recorded in the 49th, 60th, 70th and 80th minute. Lea Sedwick scored the first of the half by heading in a free kick by Jake Cox. Ashley Cox gave the Patriots a 3-0 lead with her sixth goal of the season. Courtney Baxter notched the final two goals for her first two-goal game of the season.
The five goals allowed was the most allowed by LCU this season, and the most since a 6-1 loss on Oct. 17, 2012 to Oklahoma City. The Patriots out-shot LCU 20-2, with a 9-0 advantage in shots on goal. Lauren Story was in goal for LCU and made four save on nine shots faced. DBU also had a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Dallas Baptist improved to 7-1-0 in conference and 10-5-1 overall, while LCU fell to 9-7-0 overall and 6-2-0 in conference. The Lady Chaps have seen 11 of their 16 games end in a shutout and are 6-5 in those decisions. LCU's Priscilla Brannon and Allison Brinson were honored prior to the game for Senior Day. The Lady Chaps will close their season Monday at 2:30 p.m. hosting Oklahoma Christian University.