UTSA played their last friendly before the games that count for the record on Sunday and they fell again losing 1-0 to I-35 rivals Texas State at Park West. There were promising signs for the Roadrunners though as they start to work toward making a good start to the 2015 season.
After a tight opening few minutes, Texas State took charge of the match as Lynsey Curry got a shot away but saw her effort saved by Katherine Tesno. In the 16th minute she was able to beat the keeper and it was a goal worthy of winning any contest. Curry found space 30 yards out and lifted it over Tesno to open the scoring.
Texas State were running through the bench which saw the sting of the match taken out as they went for rotations. But the Bobcats were still in charge of the match with Curry forcing another good save out of Tesno.
In a pleasing note they were looking dangerous from set-pieces with Brianna Livecchi going close with her header. Channing Machen went close in the 37th minute as she had the last shot of the half but it was well saved.
Curry continued to look dangerous for the Bobcats in the second half, but the substitutions were even more common. That broke up the flow, which made life difficult for Texas State to keep any chances going.
Late in the game UTSA really went for it and in the final five minutes they had two chances, with both coming from a set-piece. The first was a header from Livecchi which went wide following a corner before Texas State scrambled clear Harper Luczka’s effort from a corner to salvage the 1-0 win.