The women’s soccer team shut out Texas College (TC) 9-0 in a Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) matchup Sept. 21.
Head Coach Victoria Vazquez commented, “We had a great offensive performance that took a while to come to fruition. However, I am proud of the patience we showed. Overall, it was a collaborative effort, and we will prepare for our next match.
The Saints are 15-0 against the Steers. Last season, the Saints defeated TC 14-0. The Saints have allowed just one goal against the team – in 2009, when they won 6-1. All other games have been shutouts.
The Saints took the first shot against the Steers after 25 seconds into the match. Vivianna Gutierrez‘s kick went wide left, and Lyndee Rheinberger followed 28 seconds later with a shot that went wide left. Allison Kostoch had the game’s first shot on goal just before the two-minute mark. The Saints proceeded to take four more shots on goal and six shots before Ijayla Criswell found the net for the Saints’ first goal. Katelyn Brandao assisted on the point.
The Saints continued to dominate with three more shots, four on goal before the women scored their second goal at the 35th minute. Sara Garza gave the Saints the 2-0 lead with the unassisted goal.
Two more shots, one on goal, preceded the Saints’ third goal at the 40th minute. Ez Valles found the back of the net to give the Saints the 3-0 lead. Just three minutes later, the Saints scored their fourth goal. Garza had her second goal of the game on an assist from Emerson Weiler. A fifth goal ended the first half. Garza logged her first collegiate hat trick when she scored off an assist from Valles.
The Saints marked seven shots and seven on goal before Rheinberger scored the team’s six goal off an assist from Samantha Benne at the 64th minute. Twenty-nine seconds later, Leah Tapia found the net on an assist from Weiler. Four shots, two on goal, preceded the team’s eighth goal from Dusty Van Huss, on an assist from Brandao. Three shots came before Lilliana Martinez scored OLLU’s ninth and final goal of the game on an assist from Bethany Garr.
35′ – OLLU – Sara Garza
40′ – OLLU – Ez Valles
Inside the box score
The Saints recorded 30 shots in the first half and 28 shots in the second half, with a total of 33 on goal. The Steers had no shots in the game.
OLLU recorded 10 corner kicks and the Steers had none.
The Saints host the University of the Southwest on Thursday at 1 p.m. on the OLLU Soccer Field.