Texas Southern capped off senior day in style with a dominant 6-1 win over Mississippi Valley State on Sunday afternoon inside Durley Stadium.
TSU wasted no time in setting the tone in the first half as senior Makayla Lewis scored off an Ari Mendez assist. Freshman Kaila Smith got in on the act as she scored in the fifth minute for a 2-0 lead but MVSU’s Merica Abnathy answered with a goal to cut it to 2-1 in the 12th minute. Ten minutes later, TSU would get back on the scoreboard as Mia Ontiveros scored followed by Hayden McMillan’s score off Simone Sheridan’s kick for a 4-1 halftime lead.
TSU opened the second half with a goal from Maurie Johnson as she scored off a McMillan header. McMillan would cap off the scoring for TSU with a goal in the 65th minute.
The Tigers finished with 27 shots as Crisely Pavon led the way with five shots. After an intense Friday, goalie Alexis Espino had two saves.
TSU is off next week and is back in action at Prairie View A&M for its regular season finale on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.