After an overtime loss on Friday, the Roadrunners had to back up and fell to another frustrating loss to Western Kentucky on Sunday afternoon at Park West. One goal was enough for Western Kentucky as they were able to get past a stern UTSA defense.
WKU were the dominant side from the very get go but the much improved UTSA defense was proving strong. Katherine Tesno was still doing well in goal for the Roadrunners, making an early save in the fourth minute.
In the 25th minute UTSA could well have hit the lead as the ball came to Sam Batley, who got a good shot away. That shot beat the keeper but it was denied by the post, leaving the home fans frustrated, as the only other shot was much too close to the keeper.
The close of the half was much tighter than the opening as both sides were attacking, but neither side could find a goal. Both keepers were doing well to make saves, and keeping it scoreless at the match went to half time.
Just 18 seconds in to the second half Western Kentucky were able to hit the lead after they came out from the break on fire. Haley Baldridge found space on the right side of the box as she crossed in for Shayna Dheel who buried it to open the scoring.
That forced UTSA to respond and they created two quick chances, first a chance to Brianna Livecchi, one minute later, which was blocked. The next chance was even better as Gracie Knight was able to get a shot away but it was saved.
As the match wore on, WKU were determined to add to their lead as they looked dangerous. But the UTSA defense was just as strong, unfortunately the offense could not be as strong, keeping the match 1-0 at the final whistle.