Crucial weekend as Lions head to Midwestern State, Angelo State

Oct 18, 2013

A&M-Commerce Lions at Midwestern State Mustangs
Friday, October 18 6:00 p.m. • Wichita Falls, Texas
Records: A&M-Commerce (7-3-1, 2-2-1 LSC); Midwestern State (8-3-1, 3-1-1 LSC)
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A&M-Commerce Lions at Angelo State Rambelles
Sunday, October 20 1:00 p.m. • San Angelo, Texas
Records: A&M-Commerce (7-3-1, 2-2-1 LSC); Angelo State (8-3-1, 4-1 LSC)
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The Lions will look to keep their offense and their winning streak rolling as they face two tough road contests this week. Angelo State University and Midwestern State University are sitting atop the Lone Star Conference standings currently and have faired well recently against the Lions so it will be tough to get both victories.

The Lions have lost seven straight overall to the Mustangs and have not won in Wichita Falls since 2003. The Mustangs have outscored the Lions 12-2 in Wichita Falls since the Lions last win. A&M-Commerce has split the last two meetings in San Angelo. The Lions and Rambelles did not play at each team's home field between 1998 and 2011 due to the number of teams and schedule structure of the Lone Star Conference.

The Mustangs have been playing well recently, winning four of their last five and taking Eastern New Mexico University to a double-overtime tie. One of those four wins came against the Lions two weeks ago. Ashley Cottrell leads the offense for the Mustangs with 14 points on six goals and two assists. Tatyanny Griffiths is second on the team in points (7) and goals (3) so far this season. Kallie Essary has played all but 18 minutes in net for the Mustangs. Essary has posted a .845 save percentage and has four shutouts on the season.

Angelo State has won two straight after a loss to Texas Woman's University back on the sixth of October, and sit atop the Lone Star Conference standings with a 4-1 conference record.  Sierra Anderson leads the Rambelles with five goals and eight total points on the season. Selena Alvarez is second on the team with four goals. The defense has been outstanding for Angelo State, who leads the conference in goals against average at .626. Dani Edwards has started 10 of the 12 games for Angelo State and has a .48 goals against average and has posted five shutouts.

In the 6-2 win over Oklahoma Christian the Lions had six different goal scorers and eight different players register a point.

Emalee McMillian, a freshman goalkeeper from Sulphur Springs, Texas, recorded her first start, save and win in the 6-2 win over Oklahoma Christian.

The A&M-Commerce attack is currently the top scoring offense in the conference. The Lions have scored 23 goals and average 2.09 goals per game so far this season.

Savannah Henderson, a freshman forward from Mabank, Texas, currently leads the LSC in points (17), shots (44), shots per game (4.0), points per game (1.55) and goals per game (.545). Brionna Minde, a senior forward from Richardson, Texas, is currently tied with Henderson in assists (5) and assists per game (.455), leading the LSC in both categories.