Kirksville, Mo. -- The Truman Bulldogs scored three goals in the second half, including two by Olivia Hayes, to break open a one-goal game and defeat the Missouri Southern Lions 4-0 Thursday afternoon (Sept. 24) in Kirksville, Mo.
The Bulldogs (5-2-2, 4-1 MIAA) took a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute of the first half when Megan Buri blasted a shot into the top right of the net off an assist from Isabel Gaeta.
Truman added to the lead seven minutes into the second half when Hayes scored off of two passes from Beth Bystrom and Katie Hinrichs and put it into the corner of the net for a two-goal lead.
Hayes then recorded her second goal after dribbling through three defenders and scoring at the 59:05 mark.
Katie Reuck tallied the Bulldogs fourth goal by scoring from the right side on feeds from Danielle Hill and Riley Mahn in the 68th minute of play.
Jentri White led the Lions (2-7, 0-5 MIAA) with three shots attempts, with one on-goal. Mahn had a match-high six shots for the Bulldogs.
Candis Clark, in her first career match at goalkeeper, made six saves for the Lions.
Jayne Grisham played the first 67:52 in the net for the Bulldogs and recorded two saves, while Alison Taylor played the final 22:08 and made one save.
The Lions will return home on Saturday night (Sept. 26) and host Missouri Western at 7 p.m.