Hardin-Simmons’ women’s soccer team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship with a 2-0 win over Claremont Mudd Scripps late on Saturday night in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Katie Haltiwanger scored both goals for the Cowgirls. She struck first in the 19th minute on an assist from Devon Howard.
She put the game away with a goal in the 86th minute on an assist from Vivian Wells.
The Cowgirls, missing three regular starters to injury, played a more defensive style. HSU outshot the Athenas 13-7 overall and 9-1 on goal. HSU had a 6-2 advantage on corner kicks.
Lexi Stinson worked the shutout in goal with one save and Hannah Dunham had seven saves for CMS.
The Cowgirls are now 16-1-1 on the year and will get a chance to avenge its only loss of the season in the second round on Sunday against Puget Sound at 7 p.m. CST.
Information provided by HSU athletics department.