Bulletin Staff Report

ODESSA — The Howard Payne Yellow Jackets earned their first victory of their second season of soccer, defeating UT-Permian Basin by a 1-0 count here Tuesday.

Following a scoreless first half, HPU’s Eduardo Nava recorded the only goal on an assist from Dennis Benitez at the 86:48 juncture.

Nava’s goal came from 8 yards out into an empty net.

HPU goalie Malcolm Framjee recorded five saves as UT-Permian Basin attempted 22 shots.

The Yellow Jackets (1-1) open both their home and American Southwest Conference schedules on Saturday with a 4 p.m. visit from Mary Hardin-Baylor.