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Lady Rams Defeat McMurray Indians in Overtime 2-1 – Tuesday, September 07, 2010

On Sunday, September 5, the Lady Rams travelled to Abilene to take on the McMurry University Indians. As with previous games this season, the Rams would take their opponents into the half deadlocked at 0-0. The first half shut out was the result of stellar defensive play by Senior Defender Evelyn Guzman and Goalkeeper Pam Carias.
The second half of the contest would bring an early goal by McMurry as a cross from the right forward would find its way into the box. Despite an aggressive defensive move by Evelyn Guzman, that deflected the first direct shot on goal, the Rams would find themselves down 1-0 as the deflected shot was followed by a second McMurry Striker past Freshman Keeper Haiydee Moran.
The Lady Rams wasted no time levelling the score however, as Freshman Forward Alba Mendoza would find the back of the opponent’s goal on a well executed counter attack directed by Freshman Forward Courtney Wilcut. Fueled by Mendoza’s goal, the Lady Rams picked up their intensity, pressuring the McMurry goal keeper with shot after shot on goal. Despite several golden opportunities, the Rams would find themselves facing overtime, tied at 1-1.
Overtime play would not last longer than a couple of minutes, as Wilcut gathered the ball, crossing it to wide open Freshman Forward Melyssa Lopez. The result was a game winning shot on goal that would give the Lady Rams their second win of the season.