Western Carolina divided a pair of recent home non-conference soccer games at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
The Lady Cats (2-1) built a 4-2 halftime lead Sunday and held on for a 5-4 win over Tennessee-Martin.
WCU took charge with a pair of unassisted goals just more than two minutes apart for the 4-2 advantage. Regan Ward scored at the 31:04 mark with a shot from in front of the box, and Payton Creed connected at 33:10 with a shot from the right side.
The Lady Skyhawks opened the scoring on an own goal with 8:10 elapsed.
The Lady Cats tied it at the 16:23 mark on Kate Swartwout’s goal with assists from Shannon Greenwood and Julia Winter
Mackenzie Wright’s penalty kick after a foul in the box gave Western a 2-1 edge at the 17:58 mark.
UT-M pulled into a 2-2 tie when Jill Hildreth, scored at the 20:46 mark.
After falling behind 4-2 at halftime, the Lady Skyhawks closed within 4-3 when Nicole Collins scored with an assist by Miah Olaleye at the 49:55 mark.
Renee Saneholtz scored off of Ashton Cannon’s corner kick putting Western up 5-3 at the 73;30 mark.
Hildreth scored the game’s final goal with an assist from Hendrikje Baurmann at the 76:34 mark.
WCU had a 10-6 advantage in shots. Natalia Icen made two saves for the Lady Cats, and UT-M’s Erica Myers had three.
Peyton DePriest scored twice last Thursday leading Middle Tennessee to a 4-1 victory.
The Lady Raiders led 1-0 at halftime after Cambell Kivisto’s shot from 15 yards out off of Casey Riemer’s assist at the 39:59 mark.
DePriest’s goal from the right side of the box with an assist from Maddi Falter made it 2-0 at the 67:34 mark.
Emily Threatt put Western on the board at the 70:18 mark when she converted a penalty kick after a foul in the box.
MTSU sealed the win with two late unassisted goals. DePriest, scored from 20 yards out at the 86:17 mark, and Hannah Tillett connected from 18 yards out at the 88:40 mark.
The Lady Raiders held a 15-10 advantage in shots. Melody Mezzina made three saves for the Lady Cats, and MTSU’s Sydney Chalcraft had five.