Women’s soccer closes regular season with draw versus TAMUSA

The women’s soccer team drew against Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMUSA) 0-0 on Saturday to finish play in the regular season. The Saints move to 7-3-7 overall and 5-1-5 in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). The Jaguars are now 9-3-3 overall and 6-3-2 in conference.

Head Coach Arthur Salazar commented, “We played a hard-fought game against a disciplined TAMUSA. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find a breakthrough to really unbalance them which left us with little productivity in the final third. Fortunately, we were able to do enough to retain the third seed, so it’s now time to start preparing for the conference tournament.”

The Saints were 1-0 against the Jaguars prior to the series.

There was plenty of action on Saturday in the conference rivalry matchup. The Saints took three shots in the first half while the Jaguars tallied four. OLLU failed to record a corner kick in the first frame, but goaltender Tess Pitcher made three saves. Both teams had multiple chances in the second half to take a lead. Emerson Weiler and Rachel Dziuba were both denied from scoring with only a few minutes left in the match. The Saints improved their play in the latter stages of the match with three corner kicks. The match ended in a draw and both programs will compete in the RRAC Tournament next weekend.

Inside the box score
Leading the way for the Saints’ offense was Viviana Gutierrez and Ez Valles with one shot on goal each. Five different players for TAMUSA had one shot on goal.

Overall, the Saints tallied nine shots, with two on goal. TAMUSA recorded 11 shots with five on goal.

OLLU had three corner kicks while the Jaguars took four.

What’s next
The Saints will host Louisiana Christian University on Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. in the RRAC Tournament Opening Round.