The Roadrunners have continued a strong start to their season as they won the second match of their season, again with a big score line, coming through in the final nine minutes. The Roadrunners recorded a strong 5-2 win over Sam Houston State in Huntsville on Sunday night.
The result means UTSA are 2-0 for only the third time in program history, two of those have happened under current head coach Greg Sheen. It was a strong performance from the Roadrunners, but they still could not find the winning goals until late in the match.
UTSA started the match well taking full charge of the match in the opening minutes but it took some time to open the scoring. The Roadrunners were merciless throughout the match, unleashing 26 shots, scoring with slightly under 1/5 of the attempts taken.
The opening goal came in the 16th minute when UTSA midfielder Marianne Hernandez was able to send a cross in for her team mate, defender Melissa Finley. The ball came in for Finley who headed it past the keeper to score her first ever collegiate goal.
After that opening goal things were quieter until the Roadrunners were able to double their lead, and it was the in form forward Kaja Skare who scored the goal. It came after the Roadrunners were given a penalty, which allowed Skare to step up and bury the penalty.
The Bearkats managed to close out the half well, defending and keeping UTSA out, but still they couldn’t find a goal. In the 64th minute that goal finally came when Kaylee Davis found the back of the net to pull Sam Houston back in to the match.
But in the final nine minutes UTSA exploded and really wrapped up the result scoring three goals in just four minutes. The first goal came in the 82nd minute when the ball was played to UTSA midfielder Katieann Lochte, who easily scored her third goal of the season.
But 27 seconds after that goal the BearKats were back in to the match as they were able to score again. That again closed the gap to just one goal, but the Roadrunners were not done and they were determined to seal the win.
The run of goals continued immediately from the kick-off as UTSA forward Brianna Livecchi ran down the side for the Roadrunners to find her. The Roadrunners did so even quicker than Sam Houston as they took just 19 seconds to find Livecchi who buried it to restore the two goal lead.
Four minutes from time UTSA wrapped up the big win when midfielder Nicole Galan was able to set up the chance. Galan’s cross went in for forward Jordyn Lacy who was able to score her first ever collegiate goal in the big win.