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Soccer: Pioneers capture first win in rout

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ALVA, Okla. — After being held winless in their first three games of the season, the TWU Pioneers exploded for six goals on Sunday afternoon for a 6-0 victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State to capture its first win.

The victory snapped the Pioneers’ nine-game winless streak dating to Oct. 9 of last season.

The six goals were the most for TWU since scoring 14 against Texas Southern on Sept. 11, 2005. It also is the Pioneers’ first shutout and first shutout win in two seasons.

Four players scored for TWU led by senior Brittany Martin’s three. She also added an assist. Senior Katy Black added a goal and two assists, while freshman Taylor Maxson scored her first collegiate goal, while sophomore Emily Davila finished the scoring with a goal in the 70th minute.

“We played really well, and when we got the opportunities, we finished them,” TWU head coach Fleur Benatar said. “We passed well, and the forwards were dangerous at the net. We have a lot of weapons with four different players finding the net. The last three games we created a lot of opportunities to score, and with a tie on Friday and a win today, we are going in the right direction.”

Sophomore Lindsey Sisco played all 90 minutes in the net and made six saves.

The Pioneers return to action at 5 p.m. Friday, when they open Lone Star Conference play at Eastern New Mexico.