Soccer cruises past Southern Miss


The UTSA women’s soccer team ended its season with a bang, Oct. 30 by defeating the Southern Miss Golden Eagles 5-0 at Park West Athletics Complex.

After suffering six straight losses and then tying against Florida Atlantic University, the decisive win by the Roadrunners was more than welcome. The five goals put up by the Roadrunners is the most they have ever scored in a Conference USA (C-USA) match up.

Five different Roadrunners joined the scoring party, two of them seniors — forwards Anissa Munson and Happy Orere-Amadu.

“Everybody was just so excited for senior night,” explained Orere-Amadu after the game. “We wanted to come out here and give our all tonight, not just for the seniors, but for the fans too, and that’s what we did.”

The action started off in the 22nd minute of the contest when senior forward Taylor Wingerden assisted on a pass to teammate Munson who knocked in the goal for the Roadrunners. The second goal came in the 30th minute when Munson set up a header for sophomore Brianna Levecchi, who found the back of the net just before the half.

The Roadrunners continued their dominating play in the second half by taking a 3-0 lead when freshman midfielder Gracie Knight scored during the 53rd minute. Knight’s goal was the first of her collegiate career.

The offensive onslaught from UTSA continued six minutes later when freshman Kaja Skare knocked in a header from a corner kick, bringing the score to 4-0.

Orere-Amadu sealed the rout for the Runners by scoring in the 69th minute off another assist from Munson. Munson played her way into the UTSA record books in the final game of her collegiate career by racking up eight assists on the season.

UTSA’s defense, led by sophomore goalkeeper Katherine Tesno, shut out the Golden Eagles for the entire game, only allowing 13 total shots and racking up four saves.

The Roadrunners ended their season with a 6-10-2 record overall and a 2-7-1 record in C-USA play. The Roadrunners have six graduating seniors this season and look to improve the squad during the offseason.