The Coyote women took care of business in their first game in the new Sanford Coyote Sports Center, defeating the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 80-74.
After falling behind in a first quarter that saw the Lumberjacks shoot 75-percent from behind the arc and entering the second quarter down 19-24, the Coyotes found their rhythm and took a 38-31 lead into halftime. In the third quarter USD continued their attack, as they took a 61-47 lead into the final quarter of play. In the fourth quarter Stephen F. Austin surged, as they outscored the Coyotes 27-19. Despite a late push, the comeback wouldn’t be enough, as the Coyotes went on to win 80-74.
Sophomore guard Allison Arens lead the Coyotes on offense. She scored 21 points and dished out six assists. Senior center Abigail Fogg also came up big for USD on offense, she scored 18 points on 8-10 shooting.
With the win the Coyotes improve to 1-0 on the season. They will embark on a four game road trip before returning to the SCSC on November 30 to take on Concordia University, St. Paul.