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Cowgirls Open Up Offense In Win Over Luther

Published On: Aug 31 2013 09:36:55 PM CDT
HSU soccer Thigpen
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -

Hardin-Simmons’ women’s soccer team scored three first half goals and beat Luther 4-1 on Saturday evening at McGinlay Field in San Antonio.

Devon Howard put the Cowgirls on the board in the 11th minute on a nice double assist from Taylor Thigpen and Julianne Kucera.

Thigpen then found Caitlin Cramer in the 28th minute on a corner kick and Cramer buried it to make it 2-0. Howard scored again on a double assist from Courtney Cramer and Taylor Thigpen in the 38th minute.

Luther scored its only goal in the 40th minute when Melissa Chase scored unassisted.

Thigpen added a goal to go with her three assists in the 52nd minute.

Lexi Stinson earned the win in goal with a save in the first half. Abby Blunt worked a scoreless second half for the Cowgirls in goal. Molly Hilgart had 11 saves for the Norse.

HSU outshot Luther 29-9 in the game and 16-3 on goal. HSU also had 13 corner kicks in the game.

The Cowgirls are now 1-1 on the year and will play California Lutheran next Friday at UT-Dallas in Richardson. Luther fell to 0-2 on the year.

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