Longview, Texas – A great crowd showed up to watch an exciting game in Longview on Saturday night as the LeTourneau University men’s soccer team defeated East Texas Baptist University in the first ASC matchup of the season with a 1-0 victory.
Guillermo Torres scored the first goal of his YellowJacket career in the eighth minute of the game off an assist from Justin Rojas. The early goal proved to be the game-winner for LETU who improved to 4-2-2 on the season and 1-0 in the ASC.
Despite the Tigers outshooting the YellowJackets, LeTourneau played 90 minutes of scoreless soccer with junior goalkeeper Brian Howell recording his fourth shutout of the season and the fifth of his career.
Senior Hunter Swift led the backline along with Alec Wier, Kieran Coull and Jacob Malik that helped keep the clean sheet. The YellowJackets defense played held tough winning one-on-one matchups and clearing the attacking runs made by ETBU late in the game.
LeTourneau will return to the home pitch on Friday, September 30th for another ASC East matchup with Ozarks at 7:30 PM.
Longview, Texas – LeTourneau University women’s soccer dropped a heartbreaking overtime loss after leading most of the game in a home ASC matchup against ETBU.
The YellowJackets (3-4, 0-2 ASC) put five shots on goal in the game with freshman Rebekah Stevenson finding the back of the net for the first time in her LETU career in the 30th minute.
Stevenson cut off a clearing ball from an ETBU defender and took a shot from deep to put LeTourneau in the lead.
The YellowJacket women held the Tigers scoreless for 80 minutes with senior goalkeeper Brittany Hollis making three saves in the match. LETU couldn’t keep ETBU out of the net in the 81st minute when the box received the free kick, and a deflection found Amber Campbell who was able to put it home.
The two teams went the final nine minutes without a goal, and the match went into overtime.
Just two minutes into the overtime period ETBU’s Erin Miler intercepted a YellowJacket pass and was able to score the go-ahead goal.
LeTourneau will return to the home pitch on Friday, September 30th for an ASC East matchup with Ozarks at 5:00 PM.