SHAWNEE – Abi Housecroft converted a pair of late penalty kicks, and St. Gregory's rallied for a 3-1 win over Southwestern Christian Saturday afternoon at Fr. Victor Roberts Field. The Cavaliers won for the fourth time in six games, scoring three goals for the first time since their season opener.
Despite owning the edge in offensive chances, SGU (5-4, 1-1 SAC) was shutout for more than 60 minutes. The Lady Eagles took the momentum with a goal by Brooklynn Speis with less than five minutes to play in the first half.
Housecroft changed all that, however, scoring on penalty kicks in both the 63rd and 74th minutes to put the home team on top. It was the seventh multi-goal game of her career. Housecroft has a goal and/or assist in six of the Cavs' nine games.
SGU added an Araceli Flores goal with time winding down for the final margin. Flores has a team-leading eight scores this season.
The Cavs had a 21-12 edge in shots – including a 12-5 margin in the second half. SGU's Beth McHale led all players with eight attempts.
Jena Flewellling turned away three shots in 90 minutes of work.
The Cavs return to action Tuesday at home against Wayland Baptist (Texas). Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Fr. Victor Roberts Field.