UHV men extend season-opening win streak to 8

Four different players scored Saturday as the University of Houston-Victoria men’s soccer team ended non-conference play perfect with a 5-1 win over the Southwestern Assemblies of God Lions.

The Jaguars improve to 8-0, while the Lions falls to 0-6-1. UHV will begin Red River Athletic Conference play on Thursday when they host Paul Quinn College in a 3:30 p.m. match at the Cage.

The Jaguars, who outshot the Lions 19-10, including an 11-3 edge in shots on goal, tallied three first-half goals and added to more in the second half.

Adrian Rodriguez struck first for the Jaguars in the 22nd minute. Jean Bosco Irumva and Rodriguez added back-to-back goals in the 23rd minute with Brandon Watts assisting on both of Rodriguez’s goals.

Watts found the back of the net early in the second half scoring in the 47th minute.

SAGU’s Bryan Callegas snapped the shutout with a goal in the 55th minute, before Mohammed Ibrahim answered back off an assist from Daniel Gribben.

Oliver Nugent paced the Jaguars with five shots, while Mendoza and Alex Pugh each had three and Rodriguez two.

Gian Marco Cordoba finished with two saves in goal for the Jaguars.

Courtesy: University of Houston-Victoria Athletics