Women's Soccer vs. Sam Houston

UTSA battled to an even 0-0 halftime score at home against the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks on Friday, but the Roadrunners were unable to take the lead in the second half thanks to SFA’s Chelsea Raymond, who posted a hat trick in the second 45 to spoil UTSA’s conference opener, 3-0.

Both teams had opportunities to score in the first half, but neither could put the finishing touch on the ball. It didn’t take long for Raymond to find the touch and steal the show in the second half.

Raymond struck first in the 48th minute off a pass that found her in good position to score. She made the most of the opportunity and buried the ball in the back of the net to put the Ladyjacks up 1-0.

She connected again in the 68th minute as she muscled a shot into the upper-region of the net to increase her team’s lead to 2-0. Her second strike seemed to deflate the Runners comeback hopes.

Raymond attained her hat-trick in the 86th minute as she found the back of the net once more to make the score 3-0 as time wound down. The score stuck, and UTSA had to wait until Sunday for an opportunity to notch their first conference win.

UTSA moved to 3-6-1 on the season while SFA improved to 6-2-1.

UTSA recorded their first conference win on Sunday, 2-0, against the Sam Houston Bearkats to split their conference opening home stand. The Roadrunners recorded their fourth shutout of the season.

The Roadrunners controlled the game from the opening kick and notched their first goal in the 44th minute as sophomore Laylla Da Cruz cruised past the defense and blasted a shot past the keeper to give the Roadrunners the lead, 1-0.

UTSA came out strong again in the second half and continued to dominate possession. Sophomore Edith Lopez added a goal to increase the lead 2-0 when she connected on a nice header off a corner in the 64th minute.

The Roadrunners easily finished the game to complete a dominating performance in their first conference win. They improved to 4-6-1 on the season and 1-1 in Southland Conference play. The Bearkats fell to 4-7-1 on the season and 0-2 in conference.

UTSA has time to rest before playing rival Texas State on Sunday Oct. 9 in San Marcos. The Bobcats are 6-5 on the season and 1-1 in the Southland. Texas State also faced Sam Houston and SFA over the weekend, defeating Sam Houston 1-0 on Friday and falling to SFA 0-1 Sunday.

Kickoff for the I-35 rivalry with Texas State will be at 1 p.m.

 

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