UTSA sports produce mixed results


Julia Maenius

Nick Thornquist drives a ball during a game against Southern Mississippi on Thursday, April 1. Thornquist has helped lead the ‘Runners to an 11-9 record to start the year.

Dalton Hartmann, Assistant Magazine Editor

With UTSA sports in full swing, it can be hard to know what exactly is happening with every team; that is where this article comes in. 

Men’s baseball started their conference slate last week. After losses to nationally ranked teams, it can be difficult to bounce back, but UTSA made it look easy winning three out of the four games they played against Rice. The counterpart to men’s baseball, women’s softball is having a harder time at the midway point of the season. Softball just finished their last tournament, the Bevo Classic, where they broke their 11-game losing streak before losing every other game. With this being their last tournament, they are looking to turn things around during conference play.

Golf for both men and women has had some high points this season. Men’s golf is about to start the Bayou City Collegiate Classic after having the last two weeks off. While the men have a couple of tournaments left before playoffs, the women’s side is already there. After finishing 9th out of 15 in The Bruzzy tournament beating nationally-ranked opponents, they started their conference tournament on April 19.

In cross country/track & field, UTSA has continued to have record-breaking seasons, which has become commonplace for these squads. In Austin this weekend, Bashiru Abdullahi won the invitational Men’s 110-meter hurdles, and Faith Roberson broke the school record for the women’s 400m hurdles. With this being the second outdoor meet for the squads, they look solid and are primed for a big season.

Heading over to tennis, the men’s side had been dominating every opponent that is not nationally ranked. The men are currently 11-6 and are only two games away from the conference tournament, where they look to be a favorite to win. With 4-0 sweeps in their last three wins and a 2-5 loss, this team looks ready for the playoffs. The women are also two games away from playoffs but have been having a bit of a rougher season. With a 7-9 record and going 1-3 in their last four matches, they might have a tough time in their conference tournament.

Women’s soccer is having a very unfortunate season with six cancellations out of their possible 14 games. With games being cancelled left and right, the ‘Runners have not been able to fix their mistakes on the field. UTSA is on the brink of being eliminated from the playoffs, but wins in their remaining two games could see them qualify for the conference tournament.