Soccer tops Texas State 1-0 in exhibition match
Aug. 10, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas - The University of Texas Soccer team defeated Texas State 1-0 in an exhibition match on Friday evening at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
The lone goal occurred in the 75th minute of the game. After the Longhorns took a corner kick, senior Kara Hoffman knocked the bouncing ball toward the goal and sophomore Sharis Lachappelle pushed it near senior Kristin Cummins, who corralled the loose ball and fired it into the net.
The Longhorns dominated possession in both halves, taking a total of 22 shots while Texas State had only seven.
Senior Hannah Higgins and Cummins both fired three shots on goal for Texas.
Longhorn sophomore goalkeeper Ava Vogel made her first career start and turned in a pair of saves.
The Bobcat defense held its own for majority of the match. Goalkeepers Caitlyn Rinehart, Natalie Gardini and Taylor Person had a total of 11 saves.
Texas opens the 2012 regular season against Dayton on Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at Mike A. Myers Stadium. The match will be televised by Longhorn Network.
POST MATCH QUOTES
On the team's performance tonight: I liked the way that we moved the ball. If we lost the ball, everyone on the team would work together to get it back. I think that will be key for us in the future.
Head coach Angela Kelly
On tonight's match: I was pleased in the first half with the opportunities created, but we were anxious. Our new players were anxious about their first game as a Longhorn, and our returning players were anxious about starting the season. I think this is a great team. As a staff, the things we wanted to see tonight, we were able to see. I am pleased with the togetherness of this group.