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UTSA takes down Texas State in third home game of the season

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Genevieve Vega

SAN ANTONIO – UTSA soccer came out victorious against Texas State, winning “The Battle of I-35” 1-0 on Sunday night at Park West. Sophie Morrin scored the only goal of the night in the 21st minute while goalie Mia Krusinski notched 5 saves in the defensive matchup. 

Despite being outshot by Texas State 9-6, UTSA made their shots count as Morrin scored off a shot to the bottom left of the goal to give UTSA a 1-0 lead midway through the first half. 

The Roadrunner defense continued to hold their ground in the second half as time began winding down in the match. The Bobcats began to pick the pace up as they were running out of time to try and tie the game. Texas State attempted three shots in the final twenty minutes of the match, all of which were denied by Krusinski. 

“Just see the ball, stop the ball and play safe,” said Krusinski on her mentality during the final minutes. 

Sunday night’s 1-0 win improves the ‘Runners to 3-1 on the season. Still early in the season, head coach Derek Pitman plans to keep his team’s mentality the same.

“We’re going to celebrate tonight’s win, watch the film, get better tomorrow, get better Tuesday and head out to Phoenix on Wednesday,” Pittman said.

UTSA’s next match will be against Grand Canyon University at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Grand Canyon University Stadium.

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Rylan Renteria, Distribution Manager
Rylan is a psychology major in his junior year at UTSA, and is entering his second semester as a writer for The Paisano. As a major fan of both the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners, Rylan is also very supportive of the San Antonio Spurs and all UTSA Athletics which can be shown in his commentary writing pieces. Aside from watching sports, Rylan enjoys watching horror movies, playing video games and playing intramural sports.
Genevieve Vega, Staff Writer

Genevieve (she/her) is a second-year Biomedical Engineering student. After graduating, she plans on attending graduate school for Biomedical Engineering. She joined The Paisano in Fall 2022. In her free time she enjoys being with family and friends, doing arts and crafts, reading and watching TV.

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