RECAP: Mortus, West lead @soccerpatriots in shutout win
PHOTO: Lang White
PHOTO: Lang White
HPUW (2-2-1, 1-1-0)
UT Tyler (4-1-0, 1-1-0)
9/16/2017 | Tyler, Tx | Attendance: 325
UT Tyler224
UTTW12:19Caitlyn Mortus (Bailey Wooten )
UTTW35:29Kaycee West (Vanessa Rangel )
UTTW55:28Caitlyn Mortus (Caroline Williams )
UTTW57:57Kaycee West (Danielle Lacasse )
HPUWAlexandra Thompson45:0027
HPUWNicole Goodwin45:0025
UTTWEmily Hurley90:0000
Stats at a GlanceHPUWUTTW
Shots (on Goal)2 (0)36 (16)
Corner Kicks09
Yellow Cards31

Saturday, September 16, 2017

TYLER – UT Tyler’s Caitlyn Mortus and Kaycee West scored two goals each and goalkeeper Emily Hurley wasn’t challenged with a single shot as the Patriots cruised to a 4-0 win over Howard Payne on Saturday in an American Southwest Conference game at the Citizens 1st Bank-Perkins Soccer Complex.

The Patriots (4-1, 1-1 ASC) bounced back from a 1-0 loss to UT Dallas on Thursday with their fourth shutout victory of the season. UT Tyler also started the season with a 4-0 win over Rhodes College and has now outscored its opponents by a 11-1 margin through five games.

Mortus, a senior from Katy, recorded her second two-goal performance of the season and now has 16 goals in her career. She scored the first goal of the game off an assist from Bailey Wooten in the 13th minute of play and then her second goal off an assist from Caroline Williams in the 56th minute.

While Mortus scored two goals on senior day, a freshman scored the other two. West, a first-year player from Bedford, had not recorded a goal in her first four games but would give UT Tyler a 2-0 lead with a goal off an assist from Vanessa Rangel in the 36th minute. The final goal of the game came in the 58th minute with West taking a pass from fellow freshman Danielle Lacasse for the four-goal margin.

UT Tyler owned a 36-2 total shot advantage with 16 of those being on goal. Kathleen Johnson and Mortus led the Patriots with six shots each, while Wooten and Kelsy Haden had three each. The Patriot defense dominated the game with the Yellow Jackets (2-2-1, 1-1-0 ASC) not being allowed to put together any pressure on Hurley who recorded the 16th shutout of her career.

The Patriots will return to action this week with road games at Concordia and Mary Hardin-Baylor.