Women’s Soccer Drops WAC Home Opener to Sam Houston


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) women’s soccer team dropped the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) home opener to the Sam Houston. UTRGV Image
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) women’s soccer team dropped the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) home opener to the Sam Houston. UTRGV Image
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Rio Grande Valley, Texas – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) women’s soccer team dropped the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) home opener to the Sam Houston Bearkats 1-0 on Thursday at the UTRGV Soccer and Track & Field Complex.

The Bearkats (3-6-0, 1-1-0) scored the match’s lone goal in the 26th minute when Caitlyn McDonald took control off the ball during a scrum following a corner kick and fired it into the back right corner of the net.

That was it against graduate student Maile Lunardi (3-6-1), who made four saves.

Tatum Krueger (1-2-0) made six saves for the shutout, two of which denied junior Emily Zapata, the Vaqueros’ (5-7-1, 1-2-0 WAC) all-time leading goal scorer.

Junior Anna Barkey, freshman Nadia Colon, junior Shentatious Knox, and sophomore Anna Torslov also attempted shots on goal.

The Vaqueros outshot the Bearkats 13-to-8, including 6-to-5 on goal. The Vaqueros also attempted 11 corner kicks compared to four by the Bearkats.

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UTRGV is back in action on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the UTRGV Soccer and Track & Field Complex against Stephen F. Austin. Admission is complimentary. Those unable to attend the match in person can watch in the United States on ESPN+ or internationally on the WAC Digital Network.



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