14 Sep

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UT women’s soccer dominant in win over Abilene Christian

Freshman Mikayla Flores' first collegiate goal turned out to be the game-winner against Abilene Christian (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Freshman Mikayla Flores' first collegiate goal turned out to be the game-winner against Abilene Christian (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

The University of Texas women’s soccer team pushed its way north of the .500 line with a 2-1 victory over Abilene Christian in a game that was more lopsided than the final score.

The Longhorns got two goals in two minutes — senior Lindsey Meyer scored in the 70th minute when she headed in a long free kick by Julia Dyche, followed by the first goal of freshman Mikayla Flores’ career, off an assist by Kelsey Shimmick — to take a 2-0 lead. They surrendered a goal to Abilene Christian’s Sophie Standifer in the 78th minute, but were able to hold on to their lead to pick up the victory.

On the scoreboard, UT emerged from the game with