SEARCY, Ark. — Bailey Wooten scored a goal late in the first half and assisted another just 18 seconds later to lead the UT Tyler women's soccer team to a 2-0 win over Harding University on Thursday.

After giving the Patriots a 1-0 lead, the senior midfielder set up a finish for Kiersten Ehler, who had just entered the game as a substitute following Wooten's goal, to give UT Tyler a 2-0 lead. All five of the Patriots' five goals this season have been scored by a different player, and eight different players have entered the scoring column with either a goal or an assist.

Maren Moore assisted Wooten on the first goal.

Goalkeeper Camri Cecil produced her second shutout in three games, and the Patriots have now gone three consecutive games without conceding a goal in regulation. With the win, UT Tyler improves to 2-1, while Harding drops to 1-2.

"Bailey had a tremendous game, and she really got after the game with confidence today. Not many players at any level can pick up a goal and an assist in 18 seconds, and she really picked us up late in the half," UT Tyler coach Stefani Webb said. "The fun part about this team is our depth. We have so many players who can step up and take over a game. As proud as I am of our performance on the attacking side of the ball, I am just as excited to see our defense produce another shutout."

UT Tyler's next game is a Saturday, Sept. 21 visit to Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, which is the final non-conference tune-up before the Patriots open Lone Star Conference play at home against UT Permian Basin on Thursday, Sept. 26.


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