Women’s soccer remains undefeated with victory over University of the Southwest

The women’s soccer team defeated Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) foe the University of the Southwest (USW) 1-0 in double overtime on Saturday. The Saints remain undefeated at 7-0 overall and climb to 4-0 in RRAC play. The Mustangs drop to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the RRAC.

Head Coach Arthur Salazar said, “It was a hard-fought game as expected. Southwest worked extremely hard, and we couldn’t produce as many clean looks as we had hoped. We had a handful of chances that we should have taken advantage of and didn’t. Unfortunately, our inability to put the game away continues to plague us, but the resilience the team showed today continues to be encouraging.”

History

The Saints lead the all-time series against Southwest 16-1. 

Basics

The Saints were in control of the game for most of regulation. Southwest kept up with the Saints’ pace in the first half, and both teams tallied two shots on goal. OLLU didn’t allow a corner kick by USW and took three of their own.

OLLU recorded three more corner kicks in the second half but were unable to connect for a goal. Both teams totaled nine fouls at the end of regulation, and the Mustangs drew a yellow card.

Baye Polansky (SR/Helotes, Texas) was the hero for the Saints in double overtime with a header to win the game. Jaylin Seto (JR/Houston, Texas) picked up the assist, and the Saints continued their unbeaten season.

Scoring overview

107′ – OLLU – Baye Polansky

Inside the box score

Leading the Saints’ offense was Kyleigh Spree-Kolos (FR/Victoria, Texas), with four shots. Maya Sanchez led the Mustangs with two shots.

The Saints tallied 14 shots, eight on goal. Southwest recorded six shots with two on goal.

What’s next

The Saints travel to Alexandria, La., to face LSU-Alexandria on March 18 at 12 p.m.