SHERMAN, Texas – The University of Dallas women's soccer team edged Austin College on the road Friday night in a designated non-conference match. Scoreless at halftime, the Crusaders (1-2) picked up their first victory of the season after scoring in the 57th minute and holding onto the shutout.
Despite outshooting Austin College (2-2-1) 26-7 overall and 11-3 on goal, the Crusaders got the lone goal necessary that started on a corner kick by Gigi Garcia Orozco (San Antonio, Texas) for the assist. Alyssa Mencacci (League City, Texas) punched in the game-winning goal for her first of her career and gave UD a pair of freshmen responsible for their goals on the young season. Olivia Severson (La Crosse, Wis.) earned the win after making three saves in the clean sheet.
Maya Erwin had 10 saves in 90 minutes for the 'Roos.
Dallas returns home on Sunday to host McMurry University for a 2 p.m. kickoff.