The women’s soccer team achieved the first undefeated regular season in Saints history with a 4-2 victory over the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV). The Saints finish the regular season with a 10-0 overall record and a 7-0 mark in Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) play.
Head Coach Arthur Salazar commented, “The team has had an unbelievable run so far. I’m extremely proud of how they have handled the challenges and adversity the season has presented. Finishing the conference regular season undefeated is certainly a testament to the commitment and sacrifices the players have made.”
The Saints lead the series against UHV 13-1.
The Jaguars tallied the first goal of the game at the 32nd minute on an own goal from the Saints. OLLU gathered their composure five minutes later with a goal from Baye Polansky (SR/Helotes, Texas) assisted by Jaylin Seto (JR/Houston, Texas). Polansky recorded another goal with two seconds left in the first half to give the Saints a 2-1 advantage.
Ambree Rheinberger (SO/San Antonio, Texas) and Brianna Yanez (SO/Portland, Texas) both scored in the second half for the Saints to increase the lead to 4-1. The Jaguars tallied a late goal and the Saints held on for a 4-2 win. The Saints recorded 10 shots on goal. OLLU will be the No. 1 seed in the upcoming RRAC Tournament.
32′ – UHV – Saints own goal
44′ – OLLU – Baye Polansky
50′ – OLLU – Ambree Rheinberger
65′ – OLLU – Brianna Yanez
88′ – UHV – Meghan Matcek
Inside the box score
Leading the way for the Saints’ offense was Polansky with four shots. Consuelo Luna led the Jaguars with two shots.
The Saints tallied 15 shots, 10 on goal. UHV recorded four shots with three on goal.
The Saints compete in the RRAC Tournament from April 2-9.