HSU
Kuykendall

GEORGETOWN, Texas -- No. 14 Hardin-Simmons responded from its first loss since 2009 with a 4-0 win against Southwestern on Tuesday afternoon.

The Cowgirls dominated the game from the outset and took an early 1-0 lead when Katie Kuykendall found a streaking Taylor Thigpen for a goal at the 7:59 mark. The Cowgirls found shots but had trouble finishing the rest of the half and the score was 1-0 at halftime. HSU outshot Southwestern 7-0 in the first half.

Hardin-Simmons found its scoring touch in the second half. The Cowgirls outshot Southwestern 22-0 in the second half and 29-0 in the game.

The Cowgirls converted a corner kick into a goal when Kuykendall found Courtney Cramer on the near post and she sent it home just 4:32 into the second half. Devon Howard picked up a loose ball in the box and finished it for a 3-0 lead with 61:14 to play.

Austin Ricker, who missed 2010 with a back injury, scored the final goal in the 88th minute off an assist from Kati McCarty.

Rebecca Roth and Haley Martin each played in goal for the Cowgirls but did not see a shot.