Austin, Texas. -- The St. Edward's Hilltoppers struck for two goals just five minutes apart in the first half to take control of a 3-0 season-opening victory over the Missouri Southern Lions Friday afternoon (Aug. 28) in Austin, Texas.
Lexi Iverson got the Hilltoppers (1-0) on the board in the 24th minute from 20 yards out on an assist from Bethany Bennett.
Emily Arnold quickly gave the Hilltoppers a two-goal advantage by kicking it in from 30 yards away at the 29:36 mark of the first half.
Stacey Copeland then boosted the lead to 3-0 on a helper from Jordan Ynostrosa by finding the corner of the net from 18 yards out in the 59th minute of the match.
Freshman Alicia Vonderheid recorded the Lions' only shot of the match, which was on-goal.
Goalkeeper Randi Russell made four saves for Southern.
The Lions will continue action in Austin, Texas with a matchup against Incarnate Word on Sunday (Aug. 30) at noon.
Lions drop season opener at St. Edward's, 3-0