The West Texas A&M women's soccer team defeated the Fort Lewis Skyhawks 3-0 on Friday night. Maria-Frances Serrant scored all three of the Lady Buffs' goals to boost WT's record to 3-0 overall.
The first half started with the Lady Buffs peppering shots towards Fort Lewis goalkeeper Katie Dunbabin. Despite the numerous chances, WT couldn't sneak one past Dunbabin as a scoreless half looked eminent. With seven minutes before halftime, Serrant stormed past the Skyhawks' back line and into the box. Dunbabin held her ground as Serrant sent a shot on goal. While Dunbabin stopped the first shot, Serrant's follow-up attempt went over the head of the Fort Lewis goalkeeper.
Serrant needed just two minutes and 13 seconds of time into the second half to score her second goal of the night. The Trinidad & Tobago forward saw her first attempt blocked by a defender but her next shot end in the back of the net. Serrant's hat trick clinching goal came with five minutes left in the game. Aided by her stellar footwork, Serrant spun off the Skyhawks' defender to gain space in the box. From just a step inside the box, Serrant let a right-footed strike loose, capping the WT scoring on the night.
Serrant and the Lady Buffs dominated from start to finish in the contest. WT held a striking 30-11 advantage in shots with a 17-5 separation in shots on goal. Reagan Heelan registered five saves in the shutout win.
The Lady Buffs travel to Shawnee, Oklahoma on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. match up with Oklahoma Baptist.