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Sat, Sep. 9, 2017 - [Women's Soccer]

DALLAS – The Mid-America Christian University women's soccer team had scored first in each of their two matches on the young season entering play on Saturday. In both of those cases, the Evangels earned victories, but on Saturday afternoon at Paul Quinn College, the Evangels were unable to draw first blood, and it cost them.

MACU (2-1) fell into an early 3-0 hole, and while Alissa Tapp did score just before halftime, it proved to be all the offense MACU could muster, and Paul Quinn (1-1) held on for the win 3-1.

The Tigers opened the scoring early when Amy Joya netted her first tally of 2017, and the Tigers were not finished. PQC recorded the next two goals in the match, building a 3-0 lead before MACU's Alissa Tapp scored her fourth goal of the season in the 40th minute to cut the deficit to 3-1 at intermission.

MACU put pressure on for much of the second half, but despite generating good chances, the Lady Evangels were unable to finish, and when the clock hit all zeros, MACU had fallen 3-1.

Madison Donihoo (2-1) made 10 saves in the match, but also yielded three goals, and she was saddled with the loss in goal, while Alexya Soto (1-1) made nine saves in earning the victory.

MACU will return home on September 15 to take on the University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars (0-0). The Jaguars will be opening their season, as their first four matches were all cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey. Kickoff is slated for Evangel Field in Oklahoma City at 2 p.m.