Linder scores twice off bench, leads Central Oklahoma past Dallas Baptist
DALLAS, Texas -- Freshman Kimberly Linder came off the bench to score the first two goals of her college career and spark 10th-ranked Central Oklahoma to a big 2-0 blanking of No. 9 Dallas Baptist.
The unbeaten Bronchos moved to 5-0 with a road shutout that was a defensive battle for most of the night. Linder took five of UCO's six shots and delivered one goal in each half, while Meagan Burke stopped both DBU offerings that we on goal.
"We played hard against a good, tough team on their field and came out with a great win," head coach Mike Cook said. "We did a good job of finishing our chances and our defense was really strong. We still need to keep focused and more composed on both ends, but we're happy to come out on top and just want to keep getting better."
Linder tallied her first goal just five minutes after entering the game midway through the opening half, taking a feed from Kate Foran and knocking in a shot to the left corner of the net.
Linder stayed in the game to start the second half and made it 2-0 just three mintues in when she gathered a turnover in front of the DBU goal and scored from close range.
DBU didn't come close to scoring the rest of the game as the Bronchos cruised to a crucial regional victory.