Bulletin Staff Report

The Howard Payne Lady Jackets climbed over .500, while the Yellow Jackets settled for their third tie in non-conference soccer action against Huston-Tillotson Tuesday at Citizens National Bank Field.

The Lady Jackets notched a 3-1 win as they moved to 7-6 on the season.

Kelli Wentworth scored two goals - one at 6:39 on a Lauren Haskins assist, and again at 31:27 on a dual assist from Susanna Chavarria and Melinda Dickens.

Takenda Cotton opened the scoring just 52 seconds in as she found the net following an assist from Wentworth.

The Jackets played Huston-Tillotson to a 1-1 tie as their record now stands at 4-4-3.

Shane Cazad put Howard Payne in front at the 6:09 mark thanks to a Dennis Benitez assist, but Huston-Tillotson rallied with an Oscar Ortez unassisted goal with 29:22 left.

Malcolm Framjee recorded five saves for the Yellow Jackets.

Howard Payne will be back in action Friday when it hosts ASC rival Louisiana College in a 1 p.m. doubleheader. Another ASC opponent - Mississippi College - will be in town at 1 p.m. Saturday for another doubleheader.