By Andrew Preston
The Lady Trojans 3-2 (2-1) won 3-1 against new Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) opponent Malone University Thursday night at the Trojan soccer complex.
Junior mid-fielder Hannah Barney found the back of the net first scoring at the 8:56 minute mark in the first half.
The game quieted down until later in the second half where much of the action and scoring took place.
Nearly 14 minutes passed in the second half until the ball was found behind Lady Trojan goalie, Liz Denton. Kassidy Hannum scored for Malone assisted by Brianna Smith at 58:59.
Denton would not be beaten again on the night as the Lady Trojans went on to score twice more.
Chelsey Russom scored for the Lady Trojans at the 64:27 mark giving the Trojans the lead for good. This goal provided the most entertainment of the night as it was scored after the ball bounced off the cross bar, bounced directly in front of the Pioneer goalie and was gently tapped in by Russom.
The Lady Trojans struck for the final time at 81:02 behind a Lauren Winters header.
The Lady Trojans shot the ball 20 times, ten of which were awarded as shots on goal. Malone had five shots, three of which were on goal.
There were 428 people in attendance. The Lady Trojans play their next match on Saturday September 17th against Ursuline College.