The OLLU women’s soccer team defeated Wayland Baptist University (WBU) 5-0 on Saturday for the first win of the 2023 season. The Saints improve to 1-1 while the Pioneers fall to 1-1-2.
The Saints were 5-1 against the Pioneers prior to the match.
The Saints’ offense shined in a 5-0 victory over WBU on Saturday in the home opener. The Saints scored twice in the first half and three times in the second frame. OLLU had an impressive 24 shots with 18 on goal. Tess Pitcher played all 90 minutes in net and made five saves to earn the win.
The OLLU women’s soccer team has four players representing the university with the San Antonio Athenians Soccer Club this summer. Rachel Dziuba, Madison Herrera, Tess Pitcher and Jaylin Seto will be playing for the Athenians in three matches over the next month.
The club will face the San Antonio Runners on June 24 and finish up play with a match against Luxoria on July 1. The squad fell to ATX Blues 1-0 on June 2 in the season opener. OLLU’s Interim Head Coach Max Cruz is on the Athenians staff as an assistant coach. The group is an elite women’s soccer team that develops players and showcases local talent. They compete in the United Women’s Soccer (UWS) League and host home games and international friendlies at Soccer Central. The UWS is a second-division pro-am women’s soccer league.
Cruz commented, “Coaching with the Athenians team has been a great experience in terms of professional development and educational purposes. Seeing our OLLU players compete at this level is not only beneficial to the program but to our players. It is providing our players a professional environment along with competition level that is challenging them. Dziuba, Herrera, Pitcher and Seto are putting OLLU on the map, and I am proud of how they have been p