|Midland (Neb.) (5-1)||1||1||2|
|Baker (Kan.) (0-2-2)||0||0||0|
|Baldwin City, KS|
|1||39:23||PT Perez (Midland (Neb.))|
|2||85:40||PT Perez (Midland (Neb.))|
|Midland (Neb.)||Indv. Leaders||Baker (Kan.)|
|#11 PT Perez - 2||Goals||None|
|#20 Marisa Martinez - 1||Assists||None|
|#10 Nayeli Rodriguez - 10||Shots||#7 Megan Johnson - 4|
|#1 Rachel Thigpen - 4||Saves||#1 Rachel Hunt - 7|
|Midland (Neb.)||Team Statistics||Baker (Kan.)|
|17 (9)||Shots (on goal)||8 (4)|
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – PT Perez continued her scorching start to the 2017 season as she put in a pair of goals to lead (RV) Midland over No. 16 Baker on Saturday, 2-0. With the victory the Warriors improve to 5-1 while the Wildcats, who reached the NAIA National Semifinals last year, fall to 0-2-2.
Midland outshot the home team 17-8 on the night with 9 of their shots on goal. Baker had half of their shots (4) saved by Rachel Thigpen, who earned the clean sheet.
Perez's first goal came just before the intermission as she scored unassisted in the 40th minute of play. Her second goal of the game came in the 86th and was aided by Marisa Martinez.
"The girls showed a great amount of heart going against a team that was in the final four a year ago," coach Greg Jarosik said after the match. "We have gotten results this year against some top ranked teams. Hopefully this type of win will propel us as we prepare for GPAC play."
"PT has been on a heck of a hot streak. Along with Nayeli Rodrigues, those two caused problems for Baker all night. Alaina Melanson, Harlee Zancanelli and Eyannah Saenz were excellent in the back line tonight."
Midland has two more contests next week, both at home, before they begin conference play. Their next match will be Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. against Grace University.