UTSA managed to have more shots than Houston Baptist in their match at Sorrels Field on Sunday night, but they still fell to a 2-0 loss. The Huskies were just far more clinical than the Roadrunners and that gave them the win, handing UTSA their first loss of the season.
It was the first home match of the season for Houston Baptist and they were determined to get their fans in to the match early. The opening goal took just ten minutes when Sabriah Spencer was able to play through Ellee Hall who easily sent it past Isabella Sanchez in the UTSA goal.
That forced the Roadrunners to go for the match, and they went on the attack trying to pull back in to the match. They had six shots throughout the first-half but they could not break down the strong HBU defense with Alanis Guevara having a strong performance in the Huskies goal.
The second half saw UTSA keep their attack going, with wasteful finishing really haunting the Roadrunners. Despite having nine corners, the Roadrunners still couldn’t find the back of the net, as they too often could not hit the target.
UTSA were punished in the 77th minute for those wasted chances as the Huskies were able to hit their second goal of the match. Allison Abendchein was able to steal possession deep in UTSA’s half, allowing her to run in on goal, and beat the keeper to all but seal the win.
With three minutes to play UTSA got agonizingly close to giving themselves some hope of extra time after a shot on target. But yet again Guevara was up to the task as she made another strong save which kept it 2-0, sealing the two goal win for Houston Baptist.