Zia forward extends goal record

CNJ Staff

PORTALES — Junior forward Samantha Lawrence continued to add to her school single-season goals record, knocking in her 13th of the season Sunday to lift the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team past East Central 2-1 in a Lone Star Conference match at the ENMU pitch.

East Central (4-5-1, 0-2-1 LSC) scored first with Sydney Kramer tallying on an assist by Candace Baird. The Zias (7-5, 1-2) tied it with less than five minutes to go in the half when sophomore forward Alicia Cunnngham knocked a rebound of her own shot past Lady Tigers keeper Kelly Davis.

ENMU stepped up its attack when play resumed, and Lawrence headed in a free kick by freshman midfielder Kim Luna with just under nine minutes gone in the half.

Lawrence’s two points gives her 28 for the season, two off the school single-season mark held by Megan Dozier (2004).

The Zias ended a stretch of eight of nine matches at home, going 7-2 in that time and 7-1 at home.