No. 19 St. Edward’s downs Lady Eagles 5-0 in league opener

Samantha Kuneman (right) and the Lady Eagles fell 5-0 to St. Edward's.
Samantha Kuneman (right) and the Lady Eagles fell 5-0 to St. Edward's.

AUSTIN, Texas (Oct. 5, 2013) – Rachel Murray scored two goals and No. 19-ranked St. Edward’s (Texas) beat Oklahoma Christian 5-0 on Saturday afternoon in the conference opener for both women’s soccer teams at Lewis-Chen Family Field.

St. Edward’s (6-0-2, 1-0 Heartland Conference), which beat the Lady Eagles twice last season (7-0 and 8-0) en route to an NCAA tournament berth, outshot OC 28-0.

OC (2-6-1, 0-1) kept the game tied for the first 15 minutes before Murray scored on a header from 12 yards out, beating OC goalkeeper Lindsey Williams. In the 26th minute, the Hilltoppers went ahead 2-0 on a 25-yard blast by Valencia Mobley.

St. Edward’s extended its lead to 3-0 in the 33rd minute on Murray’s second goal, a header off a cross from Kelly Davis. Julia Harrison tapped in a loose ball in the 48th minute to make it 4-0, and Megan Anderson capped the scoring in the 51st minute, heading in a cross past OC goalkeeper Anna Walker.

Williams and Walker each made three saves for the Lady Eagles.

OC will visit conference rival McMurry for a Monday afternoon game.

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