UTSA Soccer ends season against TCU

TCU defeated UTSA 3-1 in NCAA Tournament

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor

UTSA soccer lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night 3-1 against No. 5 seed TCU at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium. The Roadrunners made their first appearance in the tournament in 12 years after pulling off three upsets to win the first Conference USA Championship in program history.

The Horned Frogs outshot the Roadrunners 16 shots to three; however, UTSA managed to block six of TCU’s shots. The first goal was scored in the 12th minute and was an own goal by UTSA, giving TCU the early 1-0 lead. The Roadrunners were able to tie the match with a goal from Sasjah Dade in the 24th minute. Kendall Kloza fired a corner kick toward the goal, and Dade managed to head the ball into the net. 

UTSA was kept on their heels in the second half, with TCU taking 19 more shots. The defense held the tie until the last 10 minutes of the game, where the Horned Frogs’ persistence paid off. TCU scored in the 82nd minute by Brenna Brosam and again in the 84th minute by Camryn Lancaster. With UTSA’s own goal, the 3-1 lead with five minutes to go was too much to overcome, ending the Roadrunners’ overachieving season. 

The 35 total shots from TCU broke down the UTSA defense. Meanwhile, the six total shots from the Roadrunners were not enough to keep up. Goalkeeper Mia Krusinski had a career-high 11 saves.