Women’s soccer honors seniors and defeats Wiley 4-0 in last home game of the season
After beating Wiley College on Saturday afternoon, the Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women’s soccer team has clinched at least a share of the Red River Athletic Conference regular season title. The 4-0 win moves the Saints to 5-0 in the conference and 13-2-1 overall, while Wiley drops to 0-4 and 0-13 overall. Earlier this week, the Saints made their debut in the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll at No. 21. This is the first time ever that the Saints have been ranked in the poll. In previous weeks, the team has received up to 10 votes. Prior to the beginning of the game, seniors Alyssa Mora, Emily Backus, Cindy Lima-Caceres, Brianna Otis, Victoria Vazquez and Chelsea Flores were honored. Each received a bouquet of flowers from Head Coach Shane Hurley and Assistant Coach Arthur Salazar, and another set of flowers from OLLU’s Office of Family Relations. In addition, the women received a photo montage depicting each year they played on the soccer team. Mora joined the team as a sophomore, while Flores played in 2011 and this season. Backus, Lima-Caceres, Otis and Vazquez each played four years for the Saints.