Extinguishing the Firestorm

October 15, 2016

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Master’s University women’s soccer team posted its third shutout victory of the season after beating Arizona Christian 2-0 Saturday afternoon in Phoenix, Ariz.

With the win, the Lady Mustangs’ 2016 record improved to 7-4-3 and 3-2-1 in Golden State Athletic Conference play.

TMU’s first goal of the day was scored by Kaylee Poffek after she connected with an assist from Sierra Carrasco with four seconds left in the first half (44:56).

Shortly after intermission at the 53:01 mark, Lynnae George scored off a Haley Gomillion assist, giving TMU a 2-0 advantage.

TMU’s defense held strong for the rest of the second half, securing the Lady Mustangs’ seventh win of the season.

Jenae Garcia, Anna Brazil, Sierra Carrasco, and Whitney Gomillion each posted two shots against the Firestorm. Defensively, Jessica Zubia made one save over the course of the 90 minute tilt.

Collectively, TMU out-shot ACU 15-5, and posted eight shots on goal.

“Kaylee Poffek scored her first collegiate goal today with four seconds remaining in the first half on a great dish from Sierra Carrasco, and credit to our backline to holding their leading goal scorer to one shot all game,” commented TMU head coach Curtis Lewis. “We had much more possession in the second half, and even though we didn't have as many shots, we played much better. In our last 10 games we are 6-2-2, so we are finding ways to win.”

Now, the Lady Mustangs prepare for their final four matches of the regular-season -- three of which will take place on Reese Field.

Next week, TMU hosts a pair of matches against William Jessup on Thursday at 3:00 p.m., and Menlo College on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.  On October 25, TMU will play in their final home match of the season when they take on No. 11 Westmont College at 3:00 p.m.  TMU will then compete in its regular-season finale against No. 9 Vanguard University on October 29 at 12:30 p.m. in Costa Mesa.