No. 7 Comets rally past UMHB, extend unbeaten streak to 13 games
RICHARDSON, Texas -- Texas-Dallas scored six unanswered goals after falling behind early to earn a 6-2 home win against Mary Hardin-Baylor in American Southwest Conference play Thursday night.
The Comets (now 10-0-3, 4-0-2 ASC) broke the school record for consecutive games without a loss to start a season with the comeback win, now at 13 games and counting. The previous mark of 12 games was set in 2001 (11-0-1).
For the first time all season, the Comets found themselves in a two-goal deficit after giving up a pair of scores to UMHB in the first 17 minutes of the contest. UTD cut the lead in half late in the first period and exploded in the second half for five goals by five different players to secure the win.
Down 2-0, the Comets finally got on the scoreboard in the 41st minute with Robert McGinnis started the comeback with his first career goal. McGinnis drew UTD within a goal after taking a cross from teammate Connor Crabtree and beating UMBH keeper Blake Lander one-on-one.
It took the Comets less than three minutes into the second half to even the game, 2-2, as Jordan Rubel tallied an unassisted goal, his first of the season, in the 48th minute. Rubel's initial header off a Travis White corner kick was saved by Lander, but his rebound header found the back of the net.
In the 57th minute, the Comets finally took the lead as Michael Matthews scored his eighth goal of the year, accepting a White corner kick from the left and turning for a clean shot on goal. UTD then added three goals in a span of 19 minutes to put away the visiting Cru.