UTSA soccer dominates Middle Tennessee 4-0, falls to North Texas 3-1

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor

As the regular season is winding down, UTSA (7-5-4, 2-3-3 C-USA) played two critical games after not having won a game in several weeks. The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders (2-9-3, 0-4-2 C-USA) were the first of two teams, while the University of North Texas Mean Green (9-5-2, 5-2-1 C-USA) were the second opponent.

In their first home game after the five-match road trip, UTSA showed their offensive dominance against Middle Tennessee, winning 4-0 on Thursday, Oct. 13. UTSA scored their first goal in the 14th minute after Deja Sandoval launched a pass to Anna Sutter, who then passed the ball to Avery Chaney who bunted the ball into the net. The ‘Runners scored again in the 21st minute when Sutter shot on the goal and was deflected by the Blue Raiders keeper; however, Alissa Stewart snuck past and scored the goal. Chaney got her second goal of the night in the 25th minute, putting the ‘Runners up 3-0.

After outshooting the Blue Raiders eight to one in the first period, the ‘Runners maintained that level of ascendancy in the second period, outshooting Middle Tennessee five to one. Kiran Singh scored the fourth goal for UTSA in the 52nd minute and Sandoval had the assist. Though the Roadrunners did not score another goal, the defense held the Blue Raiders to a victorious shutout, winning 4-0. 

The Roadrunner’s next matchup was against North Texas on Sunday, Oct. 16. UTSA fell 3-1 but they still outshot the Mean Green 11 to 10. The first goal came in the fifth minute by Madi Starrett for North Texas. Singh tied the game 1-1 in the 32nd minute off of a penalty kick. The Mean Green wasted no time responding with a goal by Kat Burnell in the 36th minute. North Texas scored their final goal by Olivia Klein in the 61st minute. North Texas had six shots on goal while UTSA had four. 

UTSA has two more regular season games before the Conference USA tournament. The next game for the ‘Runners will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23.