Soccer wins season-finale over UTEP


Photo courtesy of Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

Coach Derek Pittman and the team watching the game.

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor

UTSA ends the regular season with two straight wins, including a 1-0 win over UTEP on Oct. 28. The Roadrunners (9-5-4, 4-3-3 C-USA) aggression on offense helped defeat the Miners (4-11-3, 1-7-2) as they had 15 shots to UTEP’s eight.

Nine of UTSA’s shots came in the first period, while the defense held UTEP to just two. Anna Sutter made the only goal of the game in the 18th minute. Marlee Fray had a free kick, and Miner goalkeeper Mariah Scott saved the ball; however, after throwing it back into play, Sutter took control and launched it in for the 1-0 lead. 

The two teams shot the ball six times each in the second period. UTSA held UTEP scoreless to win the game. The Roadrunners had nine corner kicks to the Miners two, and the Runners held a 54% possession advantage throughout the match. Sutter had three shots which led UTSA. The Roadrunners still trail the all-time series against the Miners 2-8-2.

The top eight teams in the Conference USA standings make the conference tournament, and the ‘Runners sixth seed finish pairs them with the number three seed, who is yet to be determined. The sixth-place finish is also the highest in UTSA program history. 

UTSA will play in the C-USA tournament on November 1 through 7 in Charlotte, N.C.