Lady Mustangs Blow Out Firestorm
October 5, 2013
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Things just keep getting better for The Master’s College women’s soccer team’s sixth-year head coach Curtis Lewis.
On Tuesday, Lewis’ 12th-ranked Lady Mustangs took to the road and opened GSAC play against No. 22 Biola. TMC beat the Eagles 2-0.
Today, the Lady Mustangs returned to Reese Field for a conference match against Arizona Christian. At the end of 90 blustery minutes, TMC’s tidal wave of scoring doused the Firestorm 4-0, giving the Lady Mustangs their seventh shutout of the year. For Lewis, the win marked his 80th career victory as head coach of the Lady Mustangs.
Devon Goff (Canyon Country, CA) led the charge ten minutes into play by scoring in unassisted fashion. Five minutes later, Natasha Coyle (La Hambra, CA) capitalized off an assist from Jasmine Benson (Corona, CA), giving the Lady Mustangs a 2-0 advantage.
At the break, TMC had outshot the Firestorm 14-2.
After halftime, Coyle extended the Lady Mustangs’ lead to 3-0 off an assist from Jordan Benson (Corona, CA) at the 59:37 mark. Two minutes later, Jasmine Benson put the match well out of reach by scoring an unassisted goal, putting the Lady Mustangs ahead at 4-0.
“We have really been blessed by God as He has graciously given us a fantastic start to this season,” assessed Lewis. “Credit to the girls as they have continued to come out and attempt to love God and love others this season. We just want to take one game at a time and continue to improve.”
The Lady Mustangs are indeed improving. In the 4-0 shutout, Lewis managed to give every active player on TMC’s roster valuable playing time. Collectively, the team outshot the Firestorm 28-3 and tallied seven corner kicks. Defensively, Lady Mustang standout goalkeeper Ilyssa Espiritu (Bakersfield, CA), tallied her 10th win of the season.
Lewis’s Lady Mustangs now look to keep their undefeated season alive on the road next Wednesday in a 3:00pm match at No. 18 Concordia 6-0-2 (1-0 GSAC).
“Concordia is obviously a top-notch team and it’s always a battle when you play them. Chris Gould has done a great job organizing his undefeated team. We look forward to facing them on Wednesday.”