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Cowgirls Open ASC Play With 12-0 Win Over Ozarks

CLARKSVILLE, Arkansas - Hardin-Simmons' women's soccer team opened the defense of its American Southwest Conference title with a 12-0 win at the University of the Ozarks on Thursday afternoon.

The Cowgirls scored eight first half goals and the starters took the second half off.

Kristen Pack put the Cowgirls on the board just under two minutes into the game with her first goal of the season. Courtney Cramer scored her first goal the season on a corner kick in the sixth minute.

Katie Haltiwanger scored back-to-back goals 1:20 apart to make it 4-0. Taylor Thigpen had a pair of goals and Vivian Wells scored and Julianne Kucera added a goal just before halftime to make it 8-0.

In the second half, freshman Jordan Lara had a pair of goals and seniors Jessica Stuckey and Kati McCarty also found the back of the net.

The Cowgirls had 12 assists in the game with Devon Howard having three, Wells and Kucera added two each.

HSU outshot the Eagles 30-1 in the game and 22-1 on target.

Lexi Stinson started in goal and played the first half, Abby Blunt played the second half and recorded the only save of the game. Codie Freeman had 12 saves for Ozarks.

HSU has won five straight games and is now 5-1 on the year and 1-0 in ASC action. Ozarks fell to 5-5 overall and 0-1 in league play. HSU plays at UT-Dallas on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Information for this story provided by HSU Athletics.

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