The UT Tyler soccer teams split American Southwest Conference matches with McMurry Friday, with the Patriots women blasting the Lady Indians, 6-1, and the UT Tyler men dropping a double-overtime contest, 2-1.
The UT Tyler women (4-4, 4-2 ASC) scored back-to-back goals in the fifth minute of the game to jump out to a 2-0 lead, the first by freshman mid-fielder Jenna Lyne and the second by senior Charity Bolling.
Senior forward Tricia Slate scored the next two Patriots goals and Leigh Garner blasted in a free-kick to extend the UT Tyler lead to five.
Tiffany Cooksey, a Palestine product, had one goal and two assists for UT Tyler.
Overall, UT Tyler out-shot McMurry 37 to 9 as 13 different Patriots took turns battering the Lady Indians' defense.
"This team has come a long way since the beginning of the season," said UT Tyler head women's soccer coach Jodi Lovell.
"We are on a three-game winning streak and all of the girls are really working hard."
Lindsey Henrie and Carrie Chisholm split the goal-keeping duties for the Patriots.
On the men's side, T.K. Gorman graduate Travis Whitehurst scored the game's first goal three minutes into the second half on an assist by sophomore Taylor Robbins, but that would be the extent of the Patriots' ( 7-2, 4-2 ASC) scoring.
McMurry tied the game in the 65th minute on a penalty kick by Bred Edman and the deadlock continued through the first overtime before the Indians' John Budney slipped a shot by Patriot goal-keeper Josh Wilson in the 119th minute to end the game.
The UT Tyler teams will continue conference play Saturday as they play host Hardin-Simmons.
The women will play at 2 p.m. and the men at 4 p.m.