Soccer plays to a 1-1 tie against TWU in Denton
DENTON– The Texas A&M University-Commerce soccer team played to a 1-1 tie in double overtime against Texas Woman’s University on Wednesday. The Lions scored their goal in the 12th minute but could not find another goal to win the match.
The tie brings the Lions to 8-2-3 on the season and 4-2-1 in Lone Star Conference play. The Pioneers are now 4-6-3 and 1-4-2 in conference action.
The Lions will face Midwestern State on Friday at 7″00 p.m. The match will be at the MSU Soccer Field in Wichita Falls.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
– Katie Givens scored the Lions’ goal in the 12th minute. She found space from 20 yards out and fired the ball into the net.
– Both teams took 16 shots in regulation. TWU had six shots on goal while A&M-Commerce had four shots on goal in regulation and five in the match.
– Givens took five shots and had three shots on goal. Kara Blasingame also had a shot on goal in regulation. Sophie Haywood had a shot on goal in the second overtime.
– Caitlin Duty had six saves in the match.
– Maddie Nolton scored the goal for TWU on a penalty kick in the 14th minute.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Lions scored their goal in the 12th minute. Givens found space from 20 yards away and fired the ball into the upper part of the net, over the reach of the TWU goalkeeper. The Lions took a quick 1-0 lead.
However, the lead was short-lived as TWU scored the tying goal in the 14th minute. Nolton drew a foul in the box, and officials awarded a penalty kick. She scored the goal to tie the match.
Duty made a save in the 33rd minute before they saved a shot from Blasingame in the 39th minute of the match. Duty made another save on a header in the 43rd minute to keep the game knotted up at 1-1 at intermission.
Duty made a save early in the second half to keep the match tied. Givens was active to start the second half as well. She had shots saved in the 57th and 61st minutes as she looked to give the Lions back the lead.
Neither team could find a shot on goal for another 15 minutes before TWU had a shot on goal that was saved by Duty in the 77th minute. She made a save in the 81st minute as TWU applied some late pressure. Both teams, with late substitutions, tried to get the go-ahead goal but the match went to overtime.
The Lions were unable to find space for a shot in the first overtime period. TWU had three shots, but none were on goal as the Lions also played tight defense. The match went into a second overtime.
After Duty made a save in the 103rd minute, the Lions had one final chance to take the lead. Sending a ball deep into TWU territory, Haywood found some space and fired a shot. The TWU goalkeeper had rushed out of the net, and the ball found its way past the keeper. However, a TWU defender was behind the goalie and kicked the potential game-winning goal away to keep the match scoreless. The game ended in a tie.
Sabrina Munguia named LSC Offensive Player of the Week.
RICHARDSON – Named the Lone Star Conference Offensive of the Week was Texas A&M University-Commerce soccer player Rylie Fuentes. The conference announced the award on Wednesday. She is the second Lion to receive the award this season, as Sophie Haywood was also named the first week of the season.
Munguia– a junior from Baytown, Texas– scored goals in each of the Lions’ wins last week and saw five of her eight shots go on target. She scored in the 70th minute against Angelo State on a breakaway goal in the 3-0 win over the conference leader. She had two shots on goal in the match. Munguia then scored the game-winning goal in the 68th minute against UT Permian Basin on Sunday. On a free kick toward the goal, Munguia outraced her defender and just beat the goalkeeper to the ball, kicking it past her for the net. She had three of her four shots go on goal in the match. Munguia is tied for third in the LSC in goals scored with five, is tied for fourth in game-winning goals with two and tied for fifth in points with 11.
Munguia and the Lions are 8-2-2 overall and 4-2-0 in the LSC and currently tied for second place in the conference standings. The team is on a three-game winning streak. They will face Texas Woman’s later today. The match will be played at 7 p.m. at TWU Soccer Field in Denton.
LONE STAR CONFERENCE WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Sept. 6 – Sophie Haywood, Texas A&M-Commerce
Sept. 13 – Destinee Williamson, Midwestern State
Sept. 20 – Avery Lewis, Midwestern State / Trenadey Scott, Angelo State
Sept. 27 – Trenadey Scott, Angelo State (2)
Oct. 4 – Noir Hawash, West Texas A&M
Oct. 11 – Sabrina Munguia, Texas A&M-Commerce
Sept. 6 – Maddie Vickroy, Texas Woman’s
Sept. 13 – Caitlin Duty, Texas A&M-Commerce
Sept. 20 – Callie Smith, Angelo State
Sept. 27 – Courtney Dippel, West Texas A&M
Oct. 4 – Courtney Burnette, Midwestern State
Oct. 11 – Alejandra Camarillo, Eastern New Mexico