UTSA soccer suffers first loss of season

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Ryan Garza

Ariana Gomez makes a run towards the goal during the ‘Runners first game of the season on Monday, Feb. 11 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Ryan Garza, Editor-in-Chief

The UTSA women’s soccer team (1-1) suffered their first loss of the season to the Rice University Owls (2-0) by a final score of 1-0 on Feb. 11. Both teams were unable to score in the first half of the match and the lone goal of the match came at the 70’ mark on a free kick goal from the Owls goalkeeper Bella Killgore. 

The Roadrunners attempted eight shots throughout the match, with six of those attempts taking place in the second half. Forward Lexi Bolton attempted three shots for the Roadrunners including one shot on goal. 

For the second time this season, Jil Schneider and Taylor Rath split time at goalkeeper for the Roadrunners. Schneider had one save on four shots faced while Rath had three saves on six shots faced as well as one goal allowed. 

During the first match of the season, the Roadrunners defeated the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders (0-2-1) by a final score of 2-0 on Feb.7. The first goal for the ‘Runners was an own-goal by the Islanders, while the second goal came off the foot of forward/midfielder Tara Giesen. Schneider laid out to save a shot and keep the Islanders off of the board for the match. 

The Roadrunners will be back at home on Feb. 14, when they will be taking on the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros and then heading back to Houston to face off against the undefeated University of Houston Cougars on Feb. 18.