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Women ready to continue streak at home

The Lady Eagles will continue their seven game homestand this weekend by hosting the JBU Invitational, playing Bacone (Okla.) this Friday and MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) on Saturday.

The 3-2 Eagles come into this weekend on a tear, having won three in a row in non-conference play.

But according to Women’s Head Coach Scott Marksberry, the Lady Eagles are focused on more than just winning in non-conference teams.

“Our non-conference schedule is all about preparation, learning and making sure we are prepared for our conference games.” said Marksberry. “We try to set up our non-conference schedule to give us some high level competition, to build some confidence, and to play teams similar to those in [the] conference.”

After returning winless from a two-game trip to Illinois, the Eagles have outscored their opponents 11-0.

Most of that offense came in an 8-0 drubbing of the University of the Ozarks last Saturday.

In that game, JBU was led by a hat trick by junior midfielder Whitney Brannan and a two goal game by sophomore forward Laura Garcia.
Garcia leads the team in goals with 4.

The Bacone Warriors will be looking for their first win of the season on Friday, having dropped their first three games. Junior forward Shayla Beene has Bacone’s lone goal of the season.

On the other hand, MidAmerica Nazarene has undefeated record of 4-0 going into the Invitational. The Pioneers have outscored their opponents 15-2 thus far.

MNU is anchored by sophomore forward Kara Collins, who leads the team with five goals and has scored in every game so far.

The Friday game against Bacone and the Saturday game versus MNU will both be played at 4 p.m. at Alumni Field.