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UHV men's soccer makes history Friday night in Texarkana.  Once again defense prevailed for the University of Houston-Victoria men’s soccer team as they claim the first conference championship.

The Jaguars scored solo goals in each half and recorded their second straight shutout in the Red River Athletic Conference men’s soccer championship en route to a 2-0 victory over the LSU-Alexandria Generals.

The victory sends the Jaguars to the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round on Saturday, Nov. 18. The Jaguars will find out who and where they play on Monday.

The Jaguars struck first in the 25th minute when Connagh Wilks buried a header off a rebound after a missed shot off a corner kick by the Jaguars.

That score remained until the 52nd minute when Adrian Rodriguez, who had an assist on Thursday in the Jaguars’ 2-0 win over Houston St. Thomas, beat a LSUA defender and then fired a shot past the Generals’ goalkeeper.

The Jaguars, who allowed just six goals against their conference opponents, put on the pressure the entire 90 minutes. Holding LSUA to just nine shots, including two on goal, the Jaguars picked up their third straight shutout and ninth of the season.

Goalkeeper Palemon Plancarte, the conference’s defensive player of the year, finished with two saves. Plasncarte got plenty of help from his defensive back line of Wilks, Reece Hannigan, Kyle Davison-Gordon and Sydney Tume.

The Jaguars outshot the Generals 15-6, including a 9-2 edge in shots on goal. Rodriguez paced the Jaguars with four shots, while Brody Patience and Espen Hansen each had three. Davison-Gordon, Wilks, Hannigan, Louie Fox and Brian Foulger each added one.

The title was the first overall RRAC title for any UHV team season joining the conference three years ago. It was also the very first conference title for the men’s soccer program.

The Jaguars have made only one other conference final appearance and that came in 2014 when they fell 2-1 to Georgia Gwinnett in the Association of Independent Institution Conference title game.

The Jaguars win their first ever Red River Conference tourney championship. UHV beats LSU-Alexandria in the finals, 2-0. UHV goals by Connagh Wilks and Adrian Rodriguez. 

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