Clarksville, Ark.-Behind a three-goal effort by sophomore Heather Dryden, the University of the Ozarks women's soccer team gave head coach Chad Leonard his first win of the 2007 season thanks to an 8-1 rout against University of Dallas on Saturday.
It was the first victory over UD in the program’s history. The Crusaders (0-4-0) struck first when Laura Jura scored in the 22nd minute. From that point, it was all Ozarks (1-0-2, 0-0-0).
Amanda Bohon scored one minute later to even the match, and the Lady Eagles followed with three more goals before the half to hold a 4-1 lead. Dryden scored two of her three goals in the first half and Roxanne Moody added another before intermission.
Jessalyn Halsted opened up the second half with a goal on a penalty kick. In the 81st minute, Kristyn Shinn put one in the back of the net. Laura Sprueill scored in the 83rd minute. Dryden capped her performance with her third and final goal of the day in the 88th minute.
The Lady Eagles out shot the visitors 28-2.
Emalee Pearson, Chelsea Coleman, Kristi Gordon, Dryden, Shinn and Spruiell all had assists in the win. Ozarks goalkeeper Lori Langman recorded one save.
Ozarks will travel to Conway on September 12 to face Hendrix at 7:00 p.m.