Friday, August 22, 2014

UTSA Scores in Double OT to Subdue HBU Women’s Soccer, 1-0

Allison Abendschein and Rebekah Tovar record two shots on goal
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (August 22, 2014) UTSA’s Kaytee O’Brien scored on a breakaway with HBU goalkeeper, Patty Walrath, early in the second overtime, as the Roadrunners defeated the Huskies, 1-0, Friday evening. It was the first match of the regular season for both teams.
Allison Abendschein and Rebekah Tovar each had two shots on goal, while Natalie Hager had a shot on goal. Walrath took the tough loss in goal as she made two saves between the pipes.
O’Brien, who scored both goals in a 2-0 exhibition win at Incarnate Word last weekend, led the Roadrunners with three shots and scored on her only shot on goal attempt.  Happy Orere-Amadu and Jenny Trommer had a shot on goal apiece. Katherine Tesno earned the shutout while making five saves.
UTSA outshot HBU, 6-1, in the opening half, but the Huskies had the lone shot on goal in the frame. Each goalkeeper made a save early in the second half, but neither team mustered a threat the remainder of regulation. Tesno saved a Tovar attempt with under a minute remaining, sending the match into overtime.
In the first overtime period, both Walrath and Tesno made a save and the Roadrunner defense blocked two shots to keep the Huskies off the scoreboard.
Just two minutes into the second OT period, Kauwela Neal headed the ball up the field to O’Brien, who was one-on-one with Walrath, who scored at the 102:20 mark.
UTSA outshot the Huskies, 14-11, in the match, but HBU held a small 7-6 advantage in corner kicks. The Huskies had five shots on goal to UTSA’s three.
HBU concludes the opening weekend with a 1 pm kick-off at Baylor Sunday.

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