Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Kirby Smith readies herself to receive during a match against UAB earlier this season. The senior from Plano, TX has enjoyed a standout career at UTSA, appearing in 87 matches, 320 sets and registering 805 careers as of the time of publication. Dustin Vickers/The Paisano

Athlete of the Week: Kirby Smith

Jada Thomas, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

Senior Kirby Smith is no stranger to the hectic life of a student athlete, considering she’s spent her whole career at UTSA as a volleyball player. Ever since getting to be a starter as a Freshman, she’s...

UTSA XC competes at Arturo Barrios Invitational

Sofia Garcia, Editor-in-Chief October 19, 2021

On Oct. 16, the UTSA Roadrunner cross country teams made their way to College Station to compete in the Arturo Barrios Invitational hosted by Texas A&M University. The women’s team placed 22nd in...

Soccer continues strong form during Homecoming week

Soccer continues strong form during Homecoming week

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor October 19, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (8-4-2, C-USA 3-2-1) were in action this past week during Homecoming festivities against Louisiana Tech (5-7-3, C-USA 1-3-2) and the Rice Owls (9-5-1, C-USA 3-3-0). After a hard-fought...

Hunter Bott drives a ball during the Lone Star Invitational earlier this season. Bott had an average finish of 25.5 this season, with one tournament win. Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

Golf concludes fall season

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor October 19, 2021

The UTSA golf teams concluded their fall season last week with a pair of top-10 finishes. The women notched a fourth top-10 finish for the fall season while the men logged a third top-5 appearance this...

Michael Rome observes a drive he hit during the Lone Star Invitational three weeks ago. Rome followed up his individual tournament win with a 14th place finish at the Trinity Forest Invitational Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

Men’s golf slumps at Trinity Forest Invitational

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor October 12, 2021

Fresh off of a team championship at the Roadrunner Invitational two weeks ago, UTSA men’s golf was in action from Oct. 4-5, in Dallas, TX, for the Trinity Forest Invitational. Competing against 13 other...

Kendall Kloza takes a shot during a game against UNT earlier this year. Kloza has recorded two goals and one assist so far this season, including the game-winning goal  in a 1-0 victory over A&M-Corpus Christi. Bella Nieto/The Paisano

Keyed by Sutter’s brace, soccer picks up big win over Marshall

Ryder Martin, News Editor October 12, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (7-4-1, 2-2-0 C-USA) were on the road last week in a conference matchup against the Marshall Thundering Herd (3-8-2, 0-4-1 C-USA). As has been the case for much of the season, the...

Frank Harris drops back to pass during a game against Lamar earlier this season. Harris had a career dat against WKU, passing for 349 yards, six touchdowns, rushing for 51 yards and catching a 23-yard touchdown pass, a performance that was rewarded by being named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week. Seva Hester/The Paisano

Harris powers UTSA to 52-46 victory

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor October 12, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (6-0, C-USA 2-0) made history Saturday, Oct. 9 in the 52-46 matchup against the Western Kentucky (WKU) Hilltoppers (1-4, C-USA 0-1). Securing their sixth win for the season, the ‘Runners...

Kirby Smith starts her spiking motion during the game against UAB on Oct. 8. Over the course of the two-match series, Smith led all Runners with 23 kills. Dustin Vickers/The Paisano

UTSA volleyball goes 1-3 as conference play continues

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor October 12, 2021

UTSA volleyball (6-12, 3-3 C-USA) was in action the past two weekends for their conference openers. The Roadrunners took on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (10-10, 2-4 C-USA) in a two-match series...

DeCorian Clark fights through multiple UNLV defenders to gain extra yardage. in the absence of standout receiver Zakhari Franklin, Clark stepped up and had a career day, catching seven passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Seva Hester/The Paisano

UTSA football grinds out 24-17 victory over UNLV, improve to 5-0 to start season

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor October 5, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners (5-0, 1-0 C-USA) returned to the Alamodome last weekend to take on the UNLV Rebels (0-5). Despite the differences in record, the Rebels pushed the ‘Runners to the limit and kept...

Ellis Patterson chases a ball down during the game against UNT. Bella Nieto/The Paisano

Soccer beats UNT 1-0 on last shot

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor October 5, 2021

The UTSA Roadrunners soccer team (6-4-1, 1-2-0 C-USA) took on the University of North Texas Mean Green (6-3-3, 1-2-1 C-USA) last week. After a hard-fought, back-and-forth battle that could not be decided...

Miguel Alonso returns a ball during Sundays championship match. Alonso, a freshman from Veracruz, Mexico, won a singles championship in only his third tournament at UTSA. Dalton Hartmann/The Paisano

Men’s tennis picks up three wins at home

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor October 5, 2021

The UTSA tennis squad was home in San Antonio last week for the UTSA Roadrunner Invitational. With the tournament split up into numerous smaller singles draws due to the number of players in attendance,...

Womens golf posts top-10 finish

Women’s golf posts top-10 finish

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor October 5, 2021

The UTSA women’s golf team traveled to Oklahoma last week to compete in Oklahoma’s Schooner Fall Classic. The team of five posted an 866 on the week, landing them in a top-10 finish at eighth, with...

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