PREVIEW: Crusaders Take on Texas Lutheran on Friday to start SCAC Tournament

Crusaders begin conference postseason on Friday against familiar opponent.
Crusaders begin conference postseason on Friday against familiar opponent.

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KICKOFF

The University of Dallas women's soccer team opens conference tournament play at host site Trinity University. The No. 6 seed Crusaders will take on No. 3 seed Texas Lutheran University with a scheduled kickoff time of 1:30 p.m.

These teams met on the pitch last Sunday in Seguin, Texas, where the Bulldogs prevailed 1-0. On Friday, both sides will have squared off against each other once in the past three weeks and 3-of-5 previous matchups. The Crusaders tied TLU 0-0 in the first matchup.

Dallas holds a 3-10-3 overall record and 2-8-2 conference record. This trip to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Tournament is the first for Dallas since hosting it in Irving in 2015. Dallas dropped that match to Southwestern University on penalty kicks.

The Bulldogs posted an 8-5-3 overall record and 7-4-2 conference record. These programs have played once in SCAC Tournament action, which TLU prevailed 1-0 in the 2014 semi-final match.


UD NOTES

- Elisa Duran (Pomona, Calif.) is the team leader in goals (4), assists (3), and points (11).

- May Lien Le (Katy, Texas) and Bekah Gonzalez (Reno, Nev.) each have six points. Lien Le garnered two goals and assists. Gonzalez holds a team-high four assists.

- Monica O'Donnell (Lincoln, Neb.) and Mason Cosgrove (Las Cruces, N.M.) are the other players with multiple goals on the team with two apiece.

- Olivia Severson (La Crosse, Wis.) has made 87 saves and posted a .763 save percentage in 15 games (12 starts) at the goalkeeper position. Severson has posted double-digit marks in saves in three of the last four matches, including both against TLU.

- Duran, Lien Le, O'Donnell, and Severson earned SCAC All-Conference Honors.

- The Crusaders have eight freshmen that have appeared in at least 10 matches this season.

- Dallas holds a 3-3-1 record in SCAC Tournament matches


BY THE NUMBERS

No. 1 Seed Trinity University Season Stats

No. 2 Seed Southwestern University Season Stats

No. 3 Seed Texas Lutheran University Season Stats

No. 4 Seed Centenary College Season Stats

No. 5 Seed Schreiner University Season Stats

No. 6 Seed University of Dallas Season Stats


UP NEXT

The winner of this match will play the No. 2 seed Southwestern University in the SCAC Semifinals on Saturday.